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Old 03-16-2011, 06:42 PM  
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What was your favorite episode of Star Trek: TNG?

Okay okay okay... quit calling me late to the party. I do this with every popular show out there-- I start watching after it's been off the air for at least a few years. I did it with Frasier, Red Dwarf (although there are new episodes being made) and now I'm doing it with the Star Trek franchise. Back off. I know there are Star Trek fans on this forum, and if you've noticed my posting style (although I have no idea why you would) a lot of my posts are Star Trek-centric. This is why:

My job in the past few months had late hours, so I'd get home and be able to watch one episode per day at 1 in the morning. But man, it was great. I just turned it on one day and started watching and never stopped. Anyway, the series has run its cycle now. I've seen all seven seasons plus the movies (except for Insurrection, which I'll get around to eventually). I've also seen the new one by JJ Abrams. At the moment I'm slowly progressing through DS9 and a handful of the original series.

But until I get through it all, I know TNG is pretty much the only series beloved by ALL Trek fans, not just some.

Here are my personal top 5 episodes in no particular order. I couldn't rank them accurately.

1. "The Most Toys" (S3E22)- There's nothing incredibly powerful or ground-breaking about the plot or the way it was written. But it's very dramatic and quite colorful, which I think is what Star Trek is all about. I kind of have a weakness for Data-centered episodes, and this one is particularly good. It's odd, esoteric, and particularly intense considering he's being held captive as an object in a collection of toys, when really he's the being with the highest code of ethics on the entire rogue ship

2. "The Silicon Avatar" (S5E4)- Perhaps the most tragic of all the TNG episodes. I mean, TNG does this all the time where something bad happens but it ends on a hopeful note- Tasha Yar's death, Worf's vengeance against Duras, etc. Not in this one. It ends on a tragic note, with the doctor now only left to her own madness and questioning of her actions for the rest of her life.

3. "Yesterday's Enterprise" (S3E15)- This episode is on most peoples' lists. I normally hate causality/time travel shit in sci-fi movies/stories. It almost never works out. Here it DOES work out and it's absolutely brilliant. People claim that Picard's decision-making is totally irrational and not at all what a starfleet officer would even consider. Well guess what? He's Picard, and when his back is to the wall he often makes decisions that violate starfleet regulation/the prime directive. And it's not THAT unrealistic. He knows what Guinan is capable of and he also knows that the Federation is going to lose the war. May as well send Tasha Yar back, right?

4. "The Chase" (S6E20)- This is one of those episodes that years from now will be considered genius in a Jules Verne kind of way. This is exactly what science fiction is all about- create a universe and try to explain it. If/when humans discover life elsewhere in the universe we're going to have to answer some real tough biological questions. In the Star Trek universe, this one does a brilliant job of it. I was totally blown away. That takes some real creative-ass minds to think of that kind of shit.

5. "I, Borg" (S5E23)- I chose this borg episode instead of The Best of Both Worlds mainly because it exposes a different side to the story instead of just "We need to find a way to kill the borg nao!" And that different story is: "When we DO find a way to eradicate the borg, are we going to have the balls to do it?" Picard's actions in this episode come up time and time again later in the series/movies (especially First Contact, obviously) and here is one of the most questionable decisions he makes in his entire career as captain of the Enterprise. And yet it's so well-written that viewers of this episode more often than not finding themselves siding with Picard, even though they face a fictional race/character who is more violent, hated, and ire-raising than Nazis.

These are just some episodes I brought up. I'm not bringing up more incase this thread dies quickly. I've already wasted enough time typing this out as it is.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #151
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No, this is the Bajoran chick who helped Wesley kill one of his classmates in the academy. Because of that, I'm glad she's dead. She still had Wesley stink on her.

Ro Laren is a far bigger badass and way hotter too
She was even a bigger bad ass as Admiral Kane.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:05 PM   #152
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I get that she's done stuff since then, but I mean, so has Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner. Or hell, Whoopi Goldberg. And they are all cool with meeting trekkies. She needs to get real
Nah, that's just her personality. Marina Sirtis enjoyed talking about it but she recently moved from the neighborhood after living here for nearly 20 years.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:05 PM   #153
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Ironically, Inner Light was on BBC America this evening. Just got done watching it for a 100th or so time. What a great episode.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:23 AM   #154
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My wife, who really isn't a fan, made me almost piss my pants recently. She wanted me to put CF lights in the kitchen and I said, "Fine, whatever. Just go and count how many there are and let me know." She came back a little while later, looked me right in the eyes and yelled, "THERE. ARE. EIGHT. LIGHTS!!"
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #155
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Nah, that's just her personality. Marina Sirtis enjoyed talking about it but she recently moved from the neighborhood after living here for nearly 20 years.
Did she try and absolve herself of any blame for the last episode of Enterprise?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:11 PM   #156
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I've watched this probably 8 or 9 times

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:29 PM   #157
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Prime example why Troi sucks as a character. Also a great Riker badass moment. This is Frakes at the height of his method acting whore powers

That was a badass episode. I could let Riker mount me after watching that.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:31 PM   #158
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Ironically, Inner Light was on BBC America this evening. Just got done watching it for a 100th or so time. What a great episode.
crap, I wanna see it again. It's been at least a year.

my favorite. I wish I was rich just so I could have bought that flute prop from that episode.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:23 AM   #160
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TNG is superior to DS9 overall, but the last episodes of DS9 are fantastic.


"In the Pale Moonlight" is some of the best 45 minutes of TV I have seen, and IMO is the equal of the best TNG episodes.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #161
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:51 PM   #162
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My fav episode was the one where Crusher was running around the ship and everyone kept disappearing and then in the end it was just her and picard flying the whole ship, lol.
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The Inner Light (Picard lives an entire life and learns to play the flute)

Yesterday's Enterprise (Time-traveling Tasha)

Chain Of Command (Picard captured by Cardassians, interrogated by the CEO of ENCOM)

The Measure of a Man (Pinocchio Data on trial)
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The best Star Trek episode in my opinion is in the DS9 franchise... "In the Pale Moonlight"
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:20 AM   #165
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That might be my all time favorite as well. A brilliantly executed episode, and some of the best acting the franchise has seen, IMO.

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