Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven on DVD

That the seventh season would be the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was well-known in advance. At the time, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was also on the air. Fans could look forward to a movie following this season featuring the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast as well as a newContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven on DVD”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things…

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Winrich Kolbe When Gene Roddenberry first created his vision of the future, he saw it as a sort of idyllic paradise where humanity had learned to get along and wars were essentially a thing of the past. Of course, that would haveContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things…”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Bloodlines

Written by Nicholas Sagan, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Les Landau Family came out of the woodwork (is there woodwork on a starship?) during the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It seemed that every crew member had an experience with a long-lost or previously unseen relative. Not to beContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Bloodlines”

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 – Genesis

Written by Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Gates McFadden This is just one of those episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation that sticks in my head. When I’ve thought of it in the past, it’s usually in the frame of mind of “hideously bad episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Genesis”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sub Rosa

Written by Brannon Braga, Jeri Taylor, Jeanna F. Gallo, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Jonathan Frakes One of the problems with the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was that there were way too many character-driven episodes, especially involving the family of crew members. Many of these episodes weren’t bad, it’s justContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sub Rosa”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Attached

Written by Nicholas Sagan, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Jonathan Frakes The Enterprise travels to the planet Kesprytt. Two very different societies reside on the planet. The Kes wish to become members of the Federation, while the Prytt do not want contact with anyone at all. When Security Chief Worf (Michael Dorn) attempts toContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Attached”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Dark Page

Written by Hilary Bader, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Les Landau The Enterprise is transporting the Cairn, a species of humanoids which communicates through telepathy. Lwaxana Troi (portrayed by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry), mother of Ship’s Counselor Deanna Troi (marina Sirtis), is recruited to act as interpreter. Lwaxana immediately goes about trying to set her daughterContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Dark Page”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Phantasms

Written by Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Patrick Stewart During the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the android, Data (Brent Spiner) gained the ability to dream. Specifically, in the episode Birthright Data received a plasma shock which started this new program within him. In Phantasms, Data experiences his firstContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Phantasms”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Gambit Part I

Written by Naren Shankar, Christopher Hatton, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Peter Lauritson After starting off the seventh season with three duds in a row, along came the two-part episode Gambit. Under normal circumstances, it would probably be looked at with a lot more criticism. In light of the last three episodes, it looks pretty good.Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Gambit Part I”