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 – Tapestry

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Les Landau How many of us wonder about decisions we’ve made in life? I wonder a lot about how different my life would be if I’d made different choices. Maybe it’s just a result of a year that has has more downs than upsContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Tapestry”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – True Q

Written by Rene Echevarria, Matthew Corey, and Brannon BragaDirected by Robert Scheerer The Enterprise is at Starbase 112 to take relief supplies to Tagra IV. While there, they have taken on board an honor student, Amanda Rogers (portrayed by Olivia d’Abo). It turns out that Amanda’s parents were Q. They left the continuum and assumedContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – True Q”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q-Pid

Written by Ira Steven Behr, Randee Russell, David Carren, J. Larry Carroll, Joe Menosky, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Cliff Bole One thing that’s really hit-or-miss with episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation are the episodes which focus on humor. The ones that work, more often than not, are the ones involving the characterContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q-Pid”

Spock vs. Q: Comedy for the Star Trek Fan

This was one of those freak purchases. I was actually buying something else at Amazon when this came up in a suggestion of what to buy with it. I was immediately intrigued by the description and purchased it. This is an audio production by a group known as Alien Voices. Some people might have heardContinue reading “Spock vs. Q: Comedy for the Star Trek Fan”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Deja Q

Written by Richard DanusDirected by Les Landau One of the greatest recurring characters in the Star Trek universe is Q, in my opinion. He is an omnipotent, immortal being who is like a spoiled child in so many ways. Part of his endearing quality has to be credited to John de Lancie’s irreverent portrayal. WhyContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Deja Q”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q Who?

Written by Maurice Hurley and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Rob Bowman One thing the writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation managed to do right from the beginning of the series was create a rich, diverse cast of recurring characters. In this episode, we get to see the interaction of two of them: Guinan, theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q Who?”

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q

Written by Gene Roddenberry, Maurice Hurley, and Tracy TormeDirected by Cliff Bole Many fans of the more recent Star Trek shows feel that any episode which features the character Q cannot be a bad episode. I have not yet come across anything myself to dispute that. Hide and Q begins with the Enterprise and itsContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q”

Star Trek The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint

Written by Gene Roddenberry, D.C. Fontana, and Tracy TormeDirected by Corey Allen The first television episode of Star Trek since the original series was canceled was something I had anxiously waited for and was eager to see. Unfortunately after watching this, I didn’t revisit the series for another two years until a friend had toldContinue reading “Star Trek The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint”