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Do you think this is the best?
Make it so.
The best Star Trek series? What do you reckon?
Best Trek ever!
Patrick Stewart rocks!
Well, it’s certainly better than Star Trek:Enterprise; but then again, most things are.
I thought it took a while to get into its stride, but once it did, it boldly went in ways which – while not ground-breaking in the way the original series was – made it one of the best sf shows on TV in terms of the most important aspect – storytelling.
It ran into a writers’ strike in season 2, I remember (which resulted in the truly abysmal episode Shades of Gray); but survived that to introduce the Borg (one of the more interesting inventions that Star Trek has dreamed up – but don’t forget Dr. Who’s Cybermen were there twenty years earlier!) and to go on set up the grand two-parter The Best of Both Worlds, which for me easily stands out as the best crowd-pleaser of all the seven seasons.
After season four, it went a lot downhill because the producers interfered too much with the music scores produced for each episode. This may sound a bit way-out, but if you compare the almost Wagnerian score for The Best of Both Worlds with one from season five or early six, you’ll hear what I mean. I think they realised their error and tried to make amends in season six (I’m thinking of the score for The Pegasus, which struck me at the time as the first nearly-decent one in ages), but for me this marred the whole sweep of the series.
The very last two episodes, All Good Things, was a good way to tie up the ends into a bow; and the sequence which stands out in my memory is the one in season six (or seven? Six, I think) where Data the android dreams that he is a bird (was it written by Brannon Braga? A lot of the best things were).
There! What do you think to that, lackadaisy?
I’m an ass.
I made one myself, thinking, “odd.”
I’ve always genuinely thought the show was titled Star Trek: Next Generation (no “the”).
no contest, by far the best ST series and best sci fi series ever (Star Gate sg 1 in second place)
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