Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command, Part II [6.11]

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]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Fistful of Datas [6.8]

Worf participates in a Western-themed holodeck adventure with his son Alexander and with Counselor Troi.  A malfunction during an experiment causes aspects of the ship’s computer and Data’s own internal computer to become confused, causing characters in the holodeck story to look like Data, and putting Worf and the others in genuine danger.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Fistful of Datas [6.8]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Five Summary

There is a lot to like in Season Five of Next Generation, including some of the series’ very best episodes.  At the same time, you can sense that we’re moving past the show’s “golden age”.  With the Klingon Civil War plot coming to an end, and the Borg in the background for the moment, there’s no real sense of a forward-moving storyline.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Five Summary

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Inner Light [5.25]

A strange probe in space zaps Picard, sending him into a dream world in which he experiences a lifetime on a peaceful and developing world as a husband, father, and eventually grandfather.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Inner Light [5.25]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Perfect Mate [5.21]

The Enterprise transports Kamala, an “empathic metamorph” with the ability to transform her personality to become any man’s perfect woman.  Kamala is meant to be a gift for a planetary leader to help secure a treaty, but her presence on the Enterprise causes havoc amongst the men of the ship.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Perfect Mate [5.21]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hero Worship [5.11]

Data rescues Timothy, a young boy who is the only survivor of a disaster in space.  Timothy who has lost his parents, bonds with Data and even begins to imagine himself as an android in order to cope with his grief.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hero Worship [5.11]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Ensign Ro [5.3]

Following reports of terrorist activity apparently committed by the Bajorans, a population displaced by the Cardassians, Admiral Kennelly assigns the disgraced Bajoran Ensign Ro to the EnterpriseContinue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Ensign Ro [5.3]

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Darmok [5.2]

When he and Picard are unable to communicate, the Captain of a Tamarian vessel arranged for the two of them to be stranded on a planet with an invisible and aggressive monster.  Picard eventually realizes that the Tamarian communicate purely by metaphor Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Darmok [5.2]