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(Today)   Twenty-five years ago today, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise 1701-D boldly went where no one had gone before. Here are the 7 best episodes of the series that will undoubtedly differ from yours. Where's Rascals?   (theclicker.today.com) divider line 226
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2012-09-29 03:37:50 PM
I'll say it! That's a solid list.
 
2012-09-29 03:43:04 PM
Some of those first season eps were...challenging. If it had been on a network I don't think the show would have lasted long enough to get good.

Or make it to that groundbreaking arc where Worf and Wesley were lovers. "The boy, Captain. He needs more...discipline."
 
2012-09-29 03:45:13 PM
Picard Thread!

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2012-09-29 03:54:12 PM
My top seven, off the top of my head:

7) ...All Good Things
6) Darmok
5) Yesterday's Enterprise
4) Cause and Effect
3) Tapestry
2) The Inner Light
1) The Defector

I can be argued.
 
2012-09-29 04:27:29 PM
www.startrek.com

"I am Locutus....A Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life,as it has been,is over. From this time forward,you will exist to service...us."



Best. Episode. Ever.
 
2012-09-29 04:31:43 PM

DamnYankees: My top seven, off the top of my head:

7) ...All Good Things
6) Darmok
5) Yesterday's Enterprise
4) Cause and Effect
3) Tapestry
2) The Inner Light
1) The Defector

I can be argued.



Pretty good list. Except Darmok. That episode just didn't make any sense at all. A lot of correspondence with my friends are just references to pop culture too but they're still eventually rooted in regular language.

There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?

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2012-09-29 04:45:13 PM
I'd remove Phantasms and replace that with Tapestry, but otherwise I'm fine with the list. I honestly think The Inner Light is the best TNG episode, but I'm willing at accept any arguments for Best of Both Worlds and Chain of Command. No episode tops those three, well technically five, episodes. Tapestry, ..All Good Things, Yesterday's Enterprise and Measure of a Man are fantastic, but just can't match the others.

Mentat: Picard Thread!

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2012-09-29 04:52:47 PM
I can't believe Sub Rosa isn't on this list.
 
2012-09-29 04:56:03 PM
I was gonna post a photo of Wil Wheaton in his footie pajama uniform for a laugh. I saw this and decided I'd just close the window and find something else about the show to make fun of:

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I'm thinking there's some Trekkies out there that need their own personal Level 1 containment field to keep them in their parents' basement.
 
2012-09-29 05:11:53 PM

Mugato: DamnYankees: My top seven, off the top of my head:

7) ...All Good Things
6) Darmok
5) Yesterday's Enterprise
4) Cause and Effect
3) Tapestry
2) The Inner Light
1) The Defector

I can be argued.


Pretty good list. Except Darmok. That episode just didn't make any sense at all. A lot of correspondence with my friends are just references to pop culture too but they're still eventually rooted in regular language.

There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?

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The best episode was when Crusher fell in love with a Scottish ghost who had screwed a number of her female ancestors and then it turned out she was just farking a candle the whole time.
 
2012-09-29 05:16:07 PM

FunkOut: Mugato: DamnYankees: My top seven, off the top of my head:

7) ...All Good Things
6) Darmok
5) Yesterday's Enterprise
4) Cause and Effect
3) Tapestry
2) The Inner Light
1) The Defector

I can be argued.


Pretty good list. Except Darmok. That episode just didn't make any sense at all. A lot of correspondence with my friends are just references to pop culture too but they're still eventually rooted in regular language.

There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?

[www.treknologic.com image 300x285]

The best episode was when Crusher fell in love with a Scottish ghost who had screwed a number of her female ancestors and then it turned out she was just farking a candle the whole time.


Look I don't know what kind of Star Trek porn parodys you've been watching but.......I want a copy
 
2012-09-29 05:17:11 PM

Mugato: Pretty good list. Except Darmok.


you're farking fired. From this thread.
 
2012-09-29 05:17:20 PM

FunkOut: The best episode was when Crusher fell in love with a Scottish ghost who had screwed a number of her female ancestors and then it turned out she was just farking a candle the whole time.


I don't even remember that one. Was that a holodeck episode?

Anyway, TNG had a huge catalog of shiatty episodes, even if you don't count the first two seasons.

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Deep Space Nine is where it's at, holosuite and Ferengi episodes aside.
 
2012-09-29 05:21:35 PM
Tapestry was on today on BBCA.. Never seen it before. Pretty solid.
 
2012-09-29 05:22:54 PM

Mugato: FunkOut: The best episode was when Crusher fell in love with a Scottish ghost who had screwed a number of her female ancestors and then it turned out she was just farking a candle the whole time.

I don't even remember that one. Was that a holodeck episode?

Anyway, TNG had a huge catalog of shiatty episodes, even if you don't count the first two seasons.

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Deep Space Nine is where it's at, holosuite and Ferengi episodes aside.


Sadly not - Sub Rosa.

/enjoyed Jamie Hubbard The Dauphin immensely.
//and Worf getting ready to strike the shape changer only when she was an old lady again.
 
2012-09-29 05:24:39 PM
Pretty standard "best-of" list for TNG, though they're trying to troll us by replacing "Tapestry" with "Phantasms".
 
2012-09-29 05:24:57 PM
List fails without Tapestry.
 
2012-09-29 05:25:00 PM
I still remember being in the dorm common room with my friends and watching that episode where long-dead Denise Crosby shows up at the end and she's a Romulan and we all completely lost our shiat.
 
2012-09-29 05:25:13 PM
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Episode "Sub Rosa".
 
2012-09-29 05:27:01 PM
I always like "Parallels". The one where Work kept switching from one reality to another.

"Sir, we're receiving over 5000 hails"

......or something like that
 
2012-09-29 05:27:29 PM
The one with Max Headroom playing a con man from Cleveland is pretty good, too.
 
2012-09-29 05:28:13 PM

Mugato: Deep Space Nine is where it's at, holosuite and Ferengi episodes aside.


THIS. ( Some of the Ferengi episodes were actually good, IMHO, their self-centered & greedy behavior amused me..)

/ Wall Street bankers in space...
 
2012-09-29 05:30:32 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Mugato: Pretty good list. Except Darmok.

you're farking fired. From this thread.


I'm sorry, I get the point of the episode, it just didn't make any sense.

But then I think DS9 is the best overall series so what do I know.
 
2012-09-29 05:31:35 PM

Mugato: There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?


Not until you reminded me. I'd shunted that from memory along with the bulk of the 1st and 2nd seasons.

Diana Muldaur's finest moment.
 
2012-09-29 05:32:20 PM

FunkOut: [media.tumblr.com image 234x350]

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Episode "Sub Rosa".


YUP

Every now and than Trek would slip something by the censors. Bev's masturbation scene was one of em.
 
2012-09-29 05:32:37 PM
I was all ready to complain about the lack of cellular peptide cake... with mint frosting, but I was amazed to see it on the list.
 
2012-09-29 05:33:19 PM

Tax Boy: I still remember being in the dorm common room with my friends and watching that episode where long-dead Denise Crosby shows up at the end and she's a Romulan and we all completely lost our shiat.


"Humans have a habit of showing up when you least expect them."

/Or something to that effect
 
2012-09-29 05:33:27 PM

Mugato: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Mugato: Pretty good list. Except Darmok.

you're farking fired. From this thread.

I'm sorry, I get the point of the episode, it just didn't make any sense.

But then I think DS9 is the best overall series so what do I know.


I said you were fired. Did you get the memo?
 
2012-09-29 05:33:41 PM
I like the one where Geordi turns into a lizard.

And the one where Riker got pricked by a plant and relived all his bad memories!

And that one time Troi got mind-raped.

And that other episode where Troi's mom showed up

Oh, and that one time Worf's son played a cowboy
 
2012-09-29 05:34:12 PM

Mugato: There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?


That was one of the "Hey, let's give Brent Spiner a chance to chew some scenery" episodes.

See also: any other episode where Data is possessed or Lore shows up.
 
2012-09-29 05:34:21 PM

buntz: Oh, and that one time Worf's son played a cowboy


Hey, that one was awesome.
 
2012-09-29 05:36:40 PM

buntz: I like the one where Geordi turns into a lizard.

And the one where Riker got pricked by a plant and relived all his bad memories!

And that one time Troi got mind-raped.

And that other episode where Troi's mom showed up

Oh, and that one time Worf's son played a cowboy


Troi had some farked up stories. She was mind-raped in one, got impregnated by an energy being in another, and lost her powers, giving her a complete breakdown.
 
2012-09-29 05:37:23 PM

NeoCortex42: Mugato: There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?

That was one of the "Hey, let's give Brent Spiner a chance to chew some scenery" episodes.

See also: any other episode where Data is possessed or Lore shows up.


And the movie Generations. They dropped the "emotion chip" plot device after that.
 
2012-09-29 05:38:01 PM
Top five TNG episodes:
5. Tapestry/All Good Things (They're functionally the same story)
4. Darmok
3. The Drumhead
2. Yesterday's Enterprise
1. The Inner Light

Darmok is contentious. You either respect a show for a courageous, challenging concept or you evaluate them purely on the execution. Darmok was an episode that tried to show how difficult communication with aliens would be, and it did a good job. It's the best, hardest sci-fi episode in Star Trek history. Great stuff.

The Drumhead continues to be pertinent.

Chain of Command and The Best of Both Worlds were what the TNG movies should have been, but none of them had the conceptual greatness of the great single episodes. I don't consider them to be in the top 5 of episodes because they're wonderfully executed formulaic good times.

Also, DS9 may have had a higher batting average, but TNG seasons 3-5 contains the best Trek ever.
 
2012-09-29 05:38:06 PM

swahnhennessy: Pretty standard "best-of" list for TNG, though they're trying to troll us by replacing "Tapestry" with "Phantasms".


Yeah, but it has one of the funniest moments in the series.

Data: It's a cellular peptide cake

Worf (mouth full): With mint frosting!
 
2012-09-29 05:38:55 PM

Mugato: NeoCortex42: Mugato: There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?

That was one of the "Hey, let's give Brent Spiner a chance to chew some scenery" episodes.

See also: any other episode where Data is possessed or Lore shows up.

And the movie Generations. They dropped the "emotion chip" plot device after that.


Yet still managed to find a way to make him sing showtunes:
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2012-09-29 05:39:00 PM
I don't remember the episode but Data's best line in the series was when they were playing poker and Data deals and says something to the effect of "...and nothing for the Klingon!"
 
2012-09-29 05:39:17 PM

Booyaxe: swahnhennessy: Pretty standard "best-of" list for TNG, though they're trying to troll us by replacing "Tapestry" with "Phantasms".

Yeah, but it has one of the funniest moments in the series.

Data: It's a cellular peptide cake

Worf (mouth full): With mint frosting!


"A Warrior's Drink!"
 
2012-09-29 05:40:11 PM

Bored Horde: Chain of Command and The Best of Both Worlds were what the TNG movies should have been, but none of them had the conceptual greatness of the great single episodes. I don't consider them to be in the top 5 of episodes because they're wonderfully executed formulaic good times.


Best part of "Best of Both Worlds" is that nobody expected a cliffhanger going into it, and it wasn't a sure thing that Picard would even be returning in the Fall.
 
2012-09-29 05:42:31 PM
I always like "Time's Arrow" as a favourite episode.

For a totally bizarro episode, "Genesis". Everyone's de-evolving and Barclay turning into a giant spider creature and springing out startled the hell out of me. I think it first aired around Halloween. And Worf turns into some venom monster and rips open a crew member.
 
2012-09-29 05:43:18 PM
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What about the one with all of the drunken space micks?
 
2012-09-29 05:44:02 PM
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That is all.
 
2012-09-29 05:47:15 PM
While The Next Generation was a great series, a better series premiered on NBC just one year before TNG ended it's run. This time, however, instead of unrealistically being set in outer space, the developers of this new show decided to go a bit more familiar and gave us a show set in the near future, but instead of a spaceship, our heroes were serving mankind from the depths of the ocean in their super-submarine, the seaQuest DSV.

They were able to create an entertaining program that not only used state of the art special effects, but they were able to do so while giving us a glimpse into the lives of a very lovable, and real band of characters. Captain Bridger was living every naval officer's dream of being in charge of the very vessel that he designed. Lucas was a role model to every teenage boy in America that loved computers. He was a computer genius who became the head science officer on the seaQuest. Every character on that show was someone that most American people could relate to.

My top 5 favorite episodes are:
1. Games
2. The Devil's Window
3. Whale Song
4. Hide and Seek
5. Vapors
 
2012-09-29 05:47:26 PM
I thought "The Nth Degree" was fun. Dwight Schultz is a riot.
 
2012-09-29 05:48:24 PM

NeoCortex42: Bored Horde: Chain of Command and The Best of Both Worlds were what the TNG movies should have been, but none of them had the conceptual greatness of the great single episodes. I don't consider them to be in the top 5 of episodes because they're wonderfully executed formulaic good times.

Best part of "Best of Both Worlds" is that nobody expected a cliffhanger going into it, and it wasn't a sure thing that Picard would even be returning in the Fall.


I'll grant you that if you were watching the show live on its first run, The Best of Both Worlds would have a solid argument for going on the top 5 because it was so exciting and unexpected. But then you're arguing about qualities of the episode external to the episode proper - the rumors that Patrick Stewart was leaving the show because of contract negotiations gone sour, that bulletin boards were becoming popular enough that wild speculation fueled hunger for the sequel through the summer months, that it wasn't done for a show to end a season on a cliffhanger. If you pull the episode out of that, the episode is still amazing, but it is just an incredibly well executed formulaic story.
 
2012-09-29 05:50:01 PM

FunkOut: I always like "Time's Arrow" as a favourite episode.

For a totally bizarro episode, "Genesis". Everyone's de-evolving and Barclay turning into a giant spider creature and springing out startled the hell out of me. I think it first aired around Halloween. And Worf turns into some venom monster and rips open a crew member.


The episode where the Enterprise turns into a Mayan temple and Data is a demigod was another great drinking game episode too.
 
2012-09-29 05:50:44 PM

buntz: I don't remember the episode but Data's best line in the series was when they were playing poker and Data deals and says something to the effect of "...and nothing for the Klingon!"


I think you're thinking of "Cause and Effect" where they keep reliving the same day over and over and the Enterprise keeps getting destroyed at the end.

A pretty solid list as far as I can tell. I was very glad to see "Measure of a Man" on there as it's one of my favorites. It's probably the first really good episode in the series, especially after the stinker of a first season. The only first season episode I think that was half-way decent was the one where Geordi has to take command. Not on the list, but "Data's Day" is also one of my personal favorites. Seeing the other crewmembers and the Enterprise through Data's eyes was surprisingly interesting.

I rewatched the whole series on Netflix over the past year, so a lot is fresh in my mind. My favorite part was pointing out any lines from The Picard Song when they came up.

/I agree that "Masks" was pretty horrible

I rewatched
 
2012-09-29 05:51:04 PM

NeoCortex42: Best part of "Best of Both Worlds" is that nobody expected a cliffhanger going into it, and it wasn't a sure thing that Picard would even be returning in the Fall.


What he said. This was before every episode of the series teased with the "Who is going to die this week???" thing. There was little in the way of the Internet but still there were communities on Prodigy and what not where people really were talking about they were going to kill off Picard. When Picard, now a Borg drone was going on about how resistance is futile and Riker said, "Mr. Worf...fire" it was farking bad ass.

The Best of Both Worlds also made the Borg a truly scary villain. Up until then the concept of the Borg assimilating other species wasn't brought up. The fact that you and your entire civilization wouldn't be killed but rather turned into mindless drones was farked up. 

/then Seven of Nine made the Borg hot.
//well the Borg Queen was kind of hot too
 
2012-09-29 05:51:17 PM
 
2012-09-29 05:51:53 PM

NeoCortex42: Mugato: NeoCortex42: Mugato: There should be a "worst of" list too. Anyone remember "Masks"?

That was one of the "Hey, let's give Brent Spiner a chance to chew some scenery" episodes.

See also: any other episode where Data is possessed or Lore shows up.

And the movie Generations. They dropped the "emotion chip" plot device after that.

Yet still managed to find a way to make him sing showtunes:
[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x253]


I just love scanning for life forms. Life forms, you little life forms, were are you?
 
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