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 – Emergence

Written by Joe Menosky, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Cliff Bole After a series of episodes that were somewhat disappointing during the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it was nice to see the stories become more intriguing and back to the quality I was used to forContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Emergence”

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 – Masks

Written by Joe Menosky, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Robert Wiemer This is one of those episodes that produces two reactions in me. The first is “What were they thinking?” The second is that it was a good idea for Star Trek: The Next Generation to end it’s series run after the seventh season.Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Masks”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Homeward

Written by Naren Shankar, Spike Steingasser, William N. Stape, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Alexander Singer As the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation wound down, it seemed that family was coming out of the woodwork, if there was woodwork on the Enterprise. It began with Geordi and his family in Interface and continuedContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Homeward”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Force of Nature

Written by Naren Shankar and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Robert Lederman In most television shows, when the episode is designed to send a “message”, the most effective way is very subtle. Usually there’s a moment near the end where it relates to a current event or issue that the light goes on. If it’s well don,Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Force of Nature”

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”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Interface

Written by Joe Menosky, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Robert Wiemer During the seven year run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we learned about the backgrounds of many of the characters and even had the opportunity to meet various members of their family. There was Counselor Troi’s wacky and eccentric mother, the KlingonContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Interface”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Descent Part I

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Jeri Taylor, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Alexander Singer As the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation winds down, fans of the series already knew that the seventh season would be the last. It would be the last chance to grow characters in a way that canContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Descent Part I”