Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven Summary

It’s taken me a while to get to it, but here at last is the summary of the seventh and final season of Star Trek:  The Next Generation.   It’s a season that manages to leave a good taste in the mouth mostly because the finale, All Good Things, is so outstandingly enjoyable that it almost manages to wipe away the memory of all the sub-par episodes of the year.  But then you’re like, “Oh yeah, Masks, and Sub Rosa, and that one with the train on the holodeck….  And so it goes. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven Summary

Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things [7.25]

Picard finds himself mysteriously moving back and forth between three different eras of his life:  the day when he first came aboard the Enterprise as Captain, far future when he is long-retired, and the “present day.”  In all three time frames he becomes aware of a mysterious anomaly in space that threatens to destroy the universe.  He is also told by Q that he must solve this mystery in order to prove that humanity is worthy to exist.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things [7.25]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Preemptive Strike [7.24]

Ro, now a lieutenant with advanced tactical training, is tasked to infiltrate the Maquis, whose aggressive actions are threatening to plunge the Federation and the Cardassians back into war.  However, Ro grows sympathetic to the Maquis cause–attempting to protect their way of life from Cardassian harassment after their colony was relegated by treaty to the demilitarized zone.  Ro grows particularly close to a Maquis leader called Macius, and after he is killed she betrays the Enterprise and warns the Maquis of an operation to capture them.

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Which Season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was the best?

I am nearly at the end of my review of the entirely of Star Trek: The Next Generation, something I’ve been doing for several years now.  Occasionally, in conversation with others about the series, the question of which season of the show (it had seven) was the best in terms of overall quality?  I have decided to find out. Continue reading Which Season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was the best?

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Emergence [7.23]

A life form begins to spontaneously develop aboard the Enterprise through a network of semi-intelligent circuit nodes.  The ship’s systems begin to malfunction as this emergent life form attempts to create a body for itself.  The crew discover that mish-mash of holodeck programs all running at once represent the life forms subconscious, and by interpreting the strange imagery in this “daydream” are able to help the life form and save their own lives.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Bloodlines [7.22]

Picard’s old enemy, the Ferengi DaiMon Bok, returns, threatening to kill a son that Picard never knew he had.  Picard connects with the young man, Jason Vigo, and the two begin an uneasy relationship.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Bloodlines [7.22]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Firstborn [7.21]

Worf is concerned by Alexander’s lack of interest in becoming a Klingon warrior.  Attending a Klingon celebration in order to draw Alexander’s interest in that aspect of his culture, Worf is saved from an assassination attempt by a family friend, K’mtar.  K’mtar attempts to convince Alexander to embrace his heritage as a Klingon and to become a warrior.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Firstborn [7.21]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Journey’s End [7.20]

A treaty with the Cardassians puts several Federation colonies into Cardassian space, including one populated by Native Americans who refuse to move.  Wesley Crusher comes aboard the Enterprise, growing disenchanted with Starfleet.  Disapproving of the recent Federation policy, Wesley stirs up trouble for the Enterprise with the local population.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Journey’s End [7.20]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Genesis [7.19]

A medical accident prompted by what should have been a routine sickness contracted by Mr. Barclay releases a disease in the Enterprise that causes everyone to genetically alter into different life forms:  Troi into an amphibian, Worf into a monster, Riker into a caveman-type humanoid, and so on.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Genesis [7.19]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Eye of the Beholder [7.18]

An unexpected suicide of a crew member prompts Troi and Worf to conduct an investigation into the officer’s background.  In this process, Troi begins to experience disturbing psychic flashes of incidents which took place during the Enterprise‘s construction.  During this, Worf and Troi begin a romantic relationship Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Eye of the Beholder [7.18]