Star Trek: The Next Generation – Redemption Part II

Written by Ronald D. MooreDirected by David Carson When we left the Enterprise at the end of the fourth season, the Klingon Empire was in the throes of a civil war. Worf (Michael Dorn), a Starfleet Officer as well as a Klingon, had resigned his commission to side with whom he believed to be theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Redemption Part II”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Data’s Day

Written by Harold Apter, Ronald D. Moore, David Carren, J. Larry Carroll, and Joe MenoskyDirected by Robert Wiemer One thing that surprised me about Star Trek: The Next Generation was the character of Miles O’Brien. From the very first episode, Encounter at Farpoint, he was consistently there, in the background, operating the transporter. Instead ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Data’s Day”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Future Imperfect

Written by J. Larry Carroll, David Carren, Joe Menosky, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Les Landau This episode marks the second time in the recent run of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation that the writers manage to fool the first-time viewer by leading in them in one direction when the end result turnsContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Future Imperfect”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Tin Man

Written by Dennis Bailey, David Bischoff, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Robert Scheerer The problem with many of the poorer episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation is that they suffer from schizophrenia; the episodes do not know which direction to take or they change direction and/or tone midway through the story. Such is theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Tin Man”

Star Trek: The Return by William Shatner, et. al.

A review I wrote a long time ago about Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was titled “Shatner’s Ego Trip”. Apparently, his ego needed another vacation. In the movie Star Trek: Generations, the proverbial torch was passed from the original Star Trek series to The Next Generation when Captain Kirk of the original Enterprise wasContinue reading “Star Trek: The Return by William Shatner, et. al.”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Defector

Written by Ronald D. Moore and Richard DanusDirected by Robert Scheerer The Romulans are familiar to every Star Trek fan. In The Next Generation, with the Federation having negotiated a peace with the Klingons, they are the only villain carry-over from the original series. Only a few episodes prior we were treated to a tenseContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Defector”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Enemy

Written by David Kemper, Michael Piller, and Richard DanusDirected by David Carson Almost as a coda to this episode, Star Trek: Nemesis focuses on the strive for peace between the Romulans and the Federation, much the same way Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country focuses on the beginnings of peace between the Klingons and the Federation.Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Enemy”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Contagion

Written by Steve Gerber, Beth Woods, Leonard Mlodinow, Scott Rubenstein, and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Joseph L. Scanlan Based on this episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it is obvious that the one thing that never survived into the 24th century is the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Enterprise receives a distress call fromContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Contagion”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Neutral Zone

Written by Maurice Hurley, Deborah McIntyre, Mona Clee, Hannah Louise Shearer, Tracy Torme, Hans Beimler, and Richard ManningDirected by James L. Conway Our mission is to go forward… an it’s just begun… As the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to a close, it almost seems as if the actors have finallyContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Neutral Zone”