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Star Trek: The Next Generation

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edited April 2010 in Social Entropy++
Space.

The Final Frontier.

These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.

Its continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and civilizations.

To boldly go where no one has gone before.

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So, yeah. I just started watching this from the beginning, recently. All the Mass Effecting and Star Trek Onlining had me all juiced for space, and this whole series happened to be laying around, so why not?

I wanted to watch the whole show, but I don't know how long I can tolerate beardless Riker, Tasha "rape gangs" Yar, and Geordi on the bridge while a rotating cast of schlubs consistently fuck up down in Engineering.

Still, there are some good episodes, like when they first contact the Ferengi, or when that crazy alien guy soups up the warp engines and they end up at the edge of the universe and Wesley gets made an ensign.

Maybe now he'll stop wearing those fuckawful sweaters.

Is anybody else watching this particular era of Star Trek? I mean I guess you guys can talk about Voyager or Enterprise or whatever the kids like these days but surely we can have some discussion on arguably the greatest Trek series of all time. OF ALL TIME!

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    when i have money pretty much the first thing i'm going to do is buy the $400 complete TNG set.

    john de lancie is my favourite.

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    well, no. picard is my favourite. but Q rules.

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I am currently re-watching all of TNG, before starting on DS9 for the first time.

    TNG is easily my favourite series. Picard is the best Captain and I will gladly fight anyone who disagrees.

    I've been lucky with regards to the DVDs, I've managed to buy the 2-7 season special editions for under £60.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I gotta qboner

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Picard is the least french sounding frenchman ever.

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    Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Jolene Blalock is physically attractive.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    the episode where everyone gets drunk off a dying star is pretty good too

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    My exposure to this show is limited to a reun I saw the other night where Riker was stuck in an alternate dimension based off a book about a hotel.

    I scoff at this show.

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    GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've been catching eps of this on Peachtree in the morning before I head in to work. I really liked this series. The first season was a bit corny at times but I think they were just trying to see whether they wanted to try and make it as much like TOS as they could and decided to go in a different direction with it. Either way, a fine show in its own right.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I can't help but be attached to Voyager, since I grew up with it, but TNG is an amazing show that mops the floor with every other Star Trek series.

    And let's not forget the edits.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxCW9xmamzQ&feature=related

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    Jolene Blalock is physically attractive.

    But cannot act at all.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Cloudman wrote: »
    My exposure to this show is limited to a reun I saw the other night where Riker was stuck in an alternate dimension based off a book about a hotel.

    I scoff at this show.

    it also scoffs at you

    you're not worth this show's time

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This will probably be an unpopular opinion, but I always liked the appearance of Voyager. Nice looking little ship.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    honestly, the episode where Tasha Yar fights a black lady on a jungle gym with an oven mitt covered in nails almost made me skip right to season 3

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Goatmon wrote: »
    I can't help but be attached to Voyager, since I grew up with it, but TNG is an amazing show that mops the floor with every other Star Trek series.

    And let's not forget the edits.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxCW9xmamzQ&feature=related

    I know how you feel, my mother is a big fan of Voyager and such, I ended up watching all of Voyager.

    Yes. I've seen everything, I've seen it all.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It was mostly pretty good, though the first couple seasons are better off forgotten.

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    DE?ADDE?AD Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    The ship itself is cool, but what always strikes me as terrible about Voyager as a series is that the premise could actually have been really cool. It was just not executed well at all.

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    SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I remember when TNG first came on, people who I talked to were kind of worried that the panels seeming so futuristic would be a problem.

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I think it was 1994

    some american election year

    I'm driving to Winnipeg with my dad, and we see a bumper sticker along these lines

    Picard/Riker in 1994
    Make it So

    Best sticker ever

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    DE?AD wrote: »
    The ship itself is cool, but what always strikes me as terrible about Voyager as a series is that the premise could actually have been really cool. It was just not executed well at all.
    Well, I was stuck on Voyager, pounding on the door
    When suddently it dawned on me I've seen this show before
    Perhaps I'm in a warp bubble and slightly out of phase
    'Cause it was way back in the sixties when they called it "Lost in Space"
    :whistle:

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    Seg wrote: »
    I remember when TNG first came on, people who I talked to were kind of worried that the panels seeming so futuristic would be a problem.

    ipad jokes

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    .avi.avi regular
    edited February 2010
    tngs entertainment value directly correlates to rikers beard status

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    why didn't I remember that Tasha Yar wouldn't shut up about rape gangs

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    DE?AD wrote: »
    The ship itself is cool, but what always strikes me as terrible about Voyager as a series is that the premise could actually have been really cool. It was just not executed well at all.

    Oh, it wasn't so bad. Well, as long as you weren't trying to take it really seriously.

    Sometimes it was downright hilarious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfGCJhoiMFY

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I think you can go without watching season 2 of TNG, season 3 is where things really start to go from good to great.

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    SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    why didn't I remember that Tasha Yar wouldn't shut up about rape gangs

    That was pretty much the only thing she had to talk about. Think anyone actually cared about the security of the ship?

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    man, it's amazing how long they went without doing anything with Worf

    I'm sure people back in the day were like "what's up with THAT guy?"

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    I think you can go without watching season 2 of TNG, season 3 is where things really start to go from good to great.

    Weren't they trying waaay too hard to emulate the original series, in season 1?

    I remember the first time they introduced the Ferengi, it looked and played out with the same cheesy style and effects.

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    i love how flemeth always has this confused expression on her face

    i love voyager, but it doesn't step to tng

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    I think you can go without watching season 2 of TNG, season 3 is where things really start to go from good to great.

    Weren't they trying waaay too hard to emulate the original series, in season 1?

    I remember the first time they introduced the Ferengi, it looked and played out with the same cheesy style and effects.

    The Ferengi are pretty terrible throughout TNG. It's not until DS9 that they actually do something interesting with them.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    I think you can go without watching season 2 of TNG, season 3 is where things really start to go from good to great.

    Weren't they trying waaay too hard to emulate the original series, in season 1?

    I remember the first time they introduced the Ferengi, it looked and played out with the same cheesy style and effects.

    yeah, there's definitely a lot of TOS cheese in the first season

    I don't think I've ever watched this series in order, I got all my tng piecemeal from syndication. I remember some of these episodes, and others I'm like, what the fuck is going on?

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Seg wrote: »
    why didn't I remember that Tasha Yar wouldn't shut up about rape gangs

    That was pretty much the only thing she had to talk about. Think anyone actually cared about the security of the ship?

    Reminds me of this picture I saw of Denise Crosby at some convention.

    Big handwritten sign next to her saying "DO NOT ASK ABOUT RAPE GANGS."

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    anybody planning to skip the first season should watch the first episode, though

    it has Q and separating the saucer! you can't go wrong.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    I think you can go without watching season 2 of TNG, season 3 is where things really start to go from good to great.

    Weren't they trying waaay too hard to emulate the original series, in season 1?

    I remember the first time they introduced the Ferengi, it looked and played out with the same cheesy style and effects.

    yeah, there's definitely a lot of TOS cheese in the first season

    I don't think I've ever watched this series in order, I got all my tng piecemeal from syndication. I remember some of these episodes, and others I'm like, what the fuck is going on?

    Yeah if you don't have access to the DVDs it can be confusing.

    Which is kind of costly, because Star Trek DVDs are expensive as fuck.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    honestly, the episode where Tasha Yar fights a black lady on a jungle gym with an oven mitt covered in nails almost made me skip right to season 3

    That was probably the single worst episode of hour long television I've ever seen

    I mean they go to Space Africa? come on

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    GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    honestly, the episode where Tasha Yar fights a black lady on a jungle gym with an oven mitt covered in nails almost made me skip right to season 3

    That was probably the single worst episode of hour long television I've ever seen

    I mean they go to Space Africa? come on

    Lets not forget the space irish they picked up that one episode.

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Voyager and DS9 were pretty fuckin awesome at times, and not even in terms of action. All the Dominion War and the Borg stuff was pretty well done

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    on the other hand, the episode where they introduce the holodeck and Dixon Hill is boss as hell.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    well, no. picard is my favourite. but Q rules.

    did you know that his name is short for Q?

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    GonmunGonmun He keeps kickin' me in the dickRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    on the other hand, the episode where they introduce the holodeck and Dixon Hill is boss as hell.

    And Moriarty, I consider him on a level with Khan as far as badassery.

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