Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow – The Perils of Carrying a Grudge for 500,000 Years

Written by John T. Dugan and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Ralph Senensky Tackling subjects not commonly talked about back in the day was one of the strengths of the original series of Star Trek. It made the show far more interesting and different from anything else that was on the air at the time. Looking backContinue reading “Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow – The Perils of Carrying a Grudge for 500,000 Years”

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Firstborn

Written by Rene Echevarria, Mark Kalbfeld, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Jonathan West The previous episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation gave some closure for Dr. Crusher’s son Wesley. Firstborn attempts to do the same for the Klingon, Worf, and his son, Alexander. Alexander is of mixed heritage, his mother being half-human andContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Firstborn”

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 – Eye of the Beholder

Written by Rene Echevarria, Brannon Braga, and Naren ShankarDirected by Cliff Bole For most of the run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it seemed like the writers didn’t know what to do with the character of Deanna Troi (portrayed by Marina Sirtis). They gave her a good background of a romance with Commander RikerContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Eye of the Beholder”