Star Trek: The Next Generation – Preemptive Strike

Written by Rene Echevarria and Naren ShankarDirected by Patrick Stewart It was somewhat surprising that the second to last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation focused not on a series regular, but on a character seen earlier in the series run who disappeared. The Bajoran Ro Laren was a unique Starfleet officer who hadContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Preemptive Strike”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Journey’s End

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Shawn Piller, Antonia King, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Corey Allen In an excellent piece of writing that proves to be a jumping-off point for much of the conflict which plagues Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and proves to be the launching pad for Star Trek: Voyager, we alsoContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Journey’s End”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase

Written by Joe Menosky, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Jonathan Frakes Rarely during the run of any of the Star Trek series was there an episode that completely pandered to the fan base. In the case of The Chase, it does just that. Specifically, it panders to those people who postedContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command Part II

Written by Frank Abatemarco, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Les Landau Like the fifth-season episode The Inner Light, the second part of Chain of Command showcases the amazing acting talent of Patrick Stewart and once again gives rise to the question of why terrific performances like these in science fiction shows never receive EmmyContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command Part II”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command Part I

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Frank Abatemarco, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Robert Scheerer One of the problems with the two-part season-ending cliff-hangers in Star Trek: The Next Generation was that the first half (closing one season) were usually written with no idea what would happen in the second half (opening the following season).Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command Part I”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Wounded

Written by Jeri Taylor, Stuart Charno, Sara B. Cooper, Cy Chermak, David Carren, J. Larry Carroll, Joe Menosky, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Chip Chalmers Looking back, the clues were all there during the fourth season that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was already in development. In Data’s Day we had more development of theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Wounded”