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]
Returning to the Enterprise after participating in an athletic tournament, Worf finds himself moving into a variety of similar but not identical parallel universes, seemingly randomly. He must deal with the confusion of finding himself both married to Deanna Troi and being the first officer of the Enterprise. Eventually, it is realized that Worf had encountered a strange phenomena in space which caused him to shift universes whenever he is close to Geordi’s VISOR. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Parallels [7.11]
Season Six of Next Generation is beginning to show a few signs of growing thin, but overall still makes for enjoyable viewing. The thin-ness is really the same as for Season Five – there are no big story-arcs winding up. Indeed, there aren’t really any big story-arcs winding down either. Those all finished a couple of years prior, and the new ones are really being saved for Deep Space Nine. We also see the roles of various regular fixtures on board the ship sort of peter out, such as Guinan, Alexander, Ro, and the O’Briens. Though some will show up one more time next year, basically their presence as regular parts of the Next Generation landscape end on a whimper this year.
What we do get is a bunch of stand-alone episodes, including some great of ones. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Six Summary
Picard’s old archeology professor comes on board the Enterprise and invites Picard on a mysterious expedition. Picard refuses, but changes his mind when his professor is attacked and killed for his information. The Enterprise then embarks on a quest to discover a secret message that has been secretly encoded into the DNA of life forms from many different worlds. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase [6.20]
Picard is held prisoner and tortured by Cardassian Gul Madred, wanting information about how the Federation would respond to a Cardassian incursion. Picard does his best resisting having his will broken, refusing to comply with Madred insisting upon a false number of lights in the room. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command, Part II [6.11]
When tensions with the Cardassians increase, Picard is reassigned to a special undercover sabotage mission against what is believed to be a new deadly weapon. Meanwhile, a new Captain comes aboard the Enterprise, causing tension with all the officers by his abrasive manner. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command, Part I [6.10]