There’s only one rational response to celebrating today’s 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and that’s to sit yourself down and watch at least one episode. But where to start?
No matter what you may feel about the pleasures (or lack thereof) of Star Trek: The Next Generation the television show, I think it’d be fair to say that everyone can agree that the TNG movies were somewhat lacking, at best (With the exception of First Contact). What went wrong when scaling the series up to the big screen?
The amount of time between the eras of the original Star Trek and The Next Generation would, on the face of it, suggest that fans of the former series would be disappointed if they hoped to see characters from the former show up in the latter. Of course, in the worlds of science fiction, everything is possible, leading to these five crossovers between the old and the then-new designed to celebrate the franchise’s history.
With the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation just three weeks away, it’s time to think about what the series contributed towards Trek lore as a whole. After all, it wasn’t just the first successful Trek television series (The first series may have created the mythology, inspired a fandom and led to all that followed, but it still found itself cancelled twice, remember), but the series that rebuilt the universe for the two series that followed. So, what did TNG do with that opportunity? Here are five suggestions.
September 28, four weeks tomorrow, will mark the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the show that reminded the world that, actually, they actually kind of love Star Trek. While my own personal loyalties in Trek are to Deep Space Nine, I know from firsthand experience that TNG has a lot of fans out there, and gave a lot to the franchise as a whole. So, here’s a simple question: What one episode would you hold up as the best of the series?
Appearing before an adoring crowd at Fan Expo Canada, actor and director LeVar Burton discussed Star Trek: The Next Generation, led a performance of the Reading Rainbow theme song and shared the downside to those Starfleet uniforms.
Marc Bernardin sifts through the best, or at least most interesting, of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases, including Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Next Level and Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody.
One of the perks of all of Star Trek now being available on Netflix Watch Instantly is that, if an episode suddenly refers back to another show entirely (As Deep Space Nine does, surprisingly often), you can just go and check that show out to catch up. With that in mind, here’re some guides to some of Trek‘s longer-running, crossover-iest storyarcs.
This week saw the 45th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, the science fiction franchise that reflected the optimism of the space race and made science fiction mainstream years before George Lucas would manage to get Darth Vader to pant heavily. As a television show, it changed everything and taught the world many valuable lessons… like the ones we’re about to share with you.
Netflix has acquired streaming rights for all the Star Trek television series, and plans to roll them out toward the end of the year. Good news for fans, definitely, but what if you’ve never seen any of the five shows and your time is limited? Don’t worry: We’ll tell you the 20 episodes you should make room in your schedule to see.
Number One and Data no more, the stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation turned their Emerald City Comicon panel into a joke-fest for thousands of happy fans.