Last Updated: 30 January 2003 8:34 AM SGT
30 January 2003: Enterprise has ended its run.
I guess I'll just start out by writing mini-reviews of my favourite episodes in TNG, then I'll move on to Voyager, the movies, and Enterprise, the newest series which is in its second season on US TV, and is showing every Thursday midnight here in Singapore.
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 new civilisations,
to boldly go where no one has gone before.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard
A brief introduction: Star Trek: The Next Generation is set in the 24th century, roughly a century later than the Classic Trek era of Kirk and Spock. As in Classic Trek, it follows the missions and adventures of the starship Enterprise (oh what a great name), the flagship of Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets, and its senior staff:
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Region of France, Earth)
- First Officer Commander Will Riker (Alaska, Earth)
- Chief Science Officer Lieutenant-Commander Data (android, created by cybernetics master Dr. Noonien Soong)
- Chief Security Officer Lieutenant Worf (Klingon adopted by human parents)
- Chief Engineer Lieutenant-Commander Geordi La Forge (blind, has to wear a visual aid device known as the VISOR)
- Chief Medical Officer Dr. Beverly Crusher (eh Terran I guess. Has known Picard for a long time.)
- Ship's Counsellor Deanna Troi (half-human, half-Betazoid, an emphatic race).
Not to worry - more will be written about them in time to come. I plan to post reviews of seasons as a whole, more in-depth character analyses, and of course reviews of my favourite, or otherwise notable, episodes here; information on the rest is available at Startrek.com.
|Season One||None I can recall; I guess the series was still warming up.|
|Season Two||Elementary, Dear Data, The Measure of a Man, Q Who?, Peak Performance|
|Season Three||Who Watches The Watchers?, Deja Q, Yesterday's Enterprise, The Offspring, Allegiance, Hollow Pursuits, The Most Toys, Sarek|
|Season Four||Data's Day, The Wounded, Devil's Due, The Nth Degree, The Host|
|Season Five||Disaster, The Game, Conundrum, Ethics, The Outcast, I, Borg, The Inner Light|
|Season Six||Ship in a Bottle, Tapestry, Starship Mine, Timescape|
|Season Seven||Phantasms, The Pegasus, Thine Own Self, Genesis, All Good Things... Part I & II|
Episodes I Haven't Watched Yet
|Season One||Most of it|
|Season Three||The Best of Both Worlds, Part I|
|Season Four||The Best of Both Worlds, Part II; Brothers, Suddenly Human, Remember Me, The Drumhead|
|Season Five||Darmok, Ensign Ro|
|Season Seven||Dark Page, Attached, Force of Nature, Inheritance, Bloodlines|