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?
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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.
Bryan Fuller wants to do one. Seth MacFarlane wants to do one. So why isn’t there a Star Trek television series on our screens right now?
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.
Star Trek: The Next Generation was my first real Star Trek series. I was born too late for the original show (and the animated follow-up, for that matter), and as a kid, the re-runs just didn’t do it for me. But ST:TNG debuted when I was thirteen, and I was completely sold on everything from Picard’s calmness to Troi’s plunging necklines. I avidly devoured every new episode, and couldn’t wait for more… which should’ve been a sign that I shouldn’t have rewatched the show recently, really.
Last week, I asked which season finale has excited you most, but following a week that’s seen the series finales for Lost, Law & Order, 24 and FlashForward, I’m thinking bigger. Which show’s final episode made the biggest impact on you?