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 – The First Duty

Written by Ronald D. Moore and Naren ShankarDirected by Paul Lynch Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) is invited to speak at the Starfleet Academy commencement ceremonies and so the Enterprise is returning to Earth. Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), who once lived on board the ship with his mother (who is the ships’s doctor) is part ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Duty”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Game

Written by Brannon Braga, Susan Sackett, and Fred BronsonDirected by Corey Allen This episode brings Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) back aboard the Enterprise for a visit while on vacation from Starfleet Academy. Unfortunately, the pattern of the writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation has not changed, and they cannot resist the temptation to haveContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Game”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Final Mission

Written by Kacey Arnold-Ince, Jeri Taylor, David Carren, J. Larry Carroll, Joe Menosky, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Corey Allen Finally something for fans of the series to cheer about! After a few false starts, Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) is leaving the Enterprise for Starfleet Academy. Wesley and Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) have always hadContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Final Mission”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Remember Me

Written by Lee Sheldon, Joe Menosky, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Cliff Bole Once in a while, the writers really seem to be able to craft a good story that leads you in one direction, only to end up in a totally different place that where you thought you’d be. This is one of thoseContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Remember Me”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Family

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Susanne Lambdin, Bryan Stewart, and Joe MenoskyDirected by Les Landau This episode – although separated numerically from The Best of Both Worlds Part II by two other episodes – immediately followed the fourth-season opener. This is important because Family is almost a part three to that story. After the devastationContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Family”

Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Perspective

Written By Ed ZuckermanDirected by Cliff Bole What would a murder investigation be like in the 24th century? Thinking about all of the advances in forensics we have now such as DNA testing, as compared to 50 years ago, you’d think it would be fairly sophisticated. A Matter of Perspective proves there’s still nothing betterContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Perspective”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Bonding

Written by Ronald D. MooreDirected by Winrich Kolbe Security Chief’s Log, Stardate 43198.7 This is Security Chief Worf. Today I was leading what should have been a routine survey mission of the Koinonians, a race believed to have waged war on itself to extinction. The tunnel we were surveying was scanned and deemed safe. MarlaContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Bonding”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Evolution

Written by Michael Piller and Michael WagnerDirected by Winrich Kolbe Evolution marks the opening of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The biggest change is the return of Gates McFadden as Dr. Crusher. This is a welcome return, since I found that Diana Muldaur’s character of Dr. Pulaski didn’t fit in asContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Evolution”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Samaritan Snare

Written by Robert McCullough and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Les Landau This is a meaningful episode on two accounts. On one hand, we have a situation where we learn how wrong it is to make a judgment about someone based on appearances and demeanor. On the other, we learn a great deal about Captain PicardContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Samaritan Snare”