HTF REVIEW: "Star Trek The Next Generation" Season Seven (with screenshots)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Star Trek The Next Generation
    Season Seven

    Studio: Paramount
    Year: 1994
    Rated: NR
    Film Length: 1177 minutes
    Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
    Subtitles: English

    Welcome to the 24th Century
    Hard to believe that in the past 9 months Paramount
    has managed not only to release all seven seasons
    of Star Trek: The Next Generation to DVD, but
    do so in a manner that (as Spock would say) "defies
    logic." Here are seven sets, wonderfully produced,
    all individually unique in packaging, menu and
    supplemental design. One must truly applaud
    Paramount for delivering their promise to get all
    these sets out within a year.
    Star Trek TNG Season Seven arrives as
    all previous seasons arrived, in a deluxe
    boxed 7-pane gatefold package that opens up to
    an impressive span, holding the entire seventh
    season laid out across 7 DVDs placed in plastic
    hub housing. A total of 26 episodes span this
    series, with each of the 6 discs containing four
    episodes each and the 7th disc containing the final
    episode + supplements. Paramount has also
    given the set its own unique appearance by giving
    the packaging a predominantly violet color scheme so
    that it can easily be differentiated from other
    On the flip side gatefold's end pocket sits a
    small pamphlet that opens to a 17 1/2" 2-sided
    fold-out. On the one side is a 4 page foldout that
    contains an artist's rendering of the entire cast,
    as well as the many ships (Enterprise, Romulan,
    Klingon) that have sailed the skies these past
    seven seasons. Flip the booklet over and you'll
    find a personal message of thanks from Executive
    Producer Rick Berman. On the opposite pages,
    Episodes are listed in alphabetical order, complete
    with airdate, stardate, and what disc that episode
    appears on.
    Watching this Seventh Season boxed set is
    only a reminder of how sad I was that the series
    was coming to an end. This series holds many fond
    memories for me as it would be the last Star Trek
    television show I would ever watch. I suppose my
    life was just becoming more demanding, and I had
    no time to take notice where the series was boldly
    going next. This was a season that knew its end
    was up and began to tie many of its loose ends
    together. Ironically, by the time the 2-hour final
    episode appeared on May 23rd 1994, fans had realized
    that the 7 year show had made a complete full circle.
    I spent the better half of my afternoon sampling
    three of the best episodes from this boxed set in
    order to get an idea of how good the audio and video quality.
    The Pegasus
    Picard and Riker are joined by Admiral Pressman,
    who was Riker's first commanding officer, for a
    secret assignment. Riker is shocked to hear that
    debris from their ship, the U.S.S. Pegasus, which
    was lost with most of its crew twelve years ago,
    has been located in the Devolin system by the
    Romulans. Riker’s loyalties are divided when his
    former commanding officer risks the Enterprise on
    a dangerous secret mission to salvage a Federation
    cloaking device from his former ship before the
    Romulans find it first.
    Lower Decks
    With crew evaluations underway, tension runs high
    among four junior officers, Alyssa Ogawa, Sam Lavelle,
    Sito Jaxa and Taurik. Things get worse when a waiter
    friend, Ben, approaches the group and tells them Sito
    and Lavelle are up for the same position. This is
    a fascinating episode that shows us what happens when
    four junior officers find themselves tested beyond
    their expectations when a top-secret mission takes
    the place of their promotion evaluation
    All Good Things
    A panicked Picard bursts off the Turbolift in his
    bathrobe, declaring that he is inexplicably moving
    back and forth through time. Shaken, he begins to
    describe the experience to Troi, but is then
    transported 25 years into the future, working in
    the vineyard at his home in France. Picard is then
    transported to the past, where he is on a shuttlecraft
    with Tasha Yar, traveling to the U.S.S. Enterprise for
    the first time. Moments later, he is back in the
    present, at which point Troi places an urgent call
    to Sickbay. Picard soon discovers that Q is
    responsible for his erratic time travels. Caught in
    a paradox that Q has devised, Picard realizes he must
    risk his life and the lives of his crew to save
    How is the transfer?
    Once again I find myself at odds with the total
    quality of this presentation. Once again we have
    picture quality that is very clean, but suffers
    greatly from being on the soft side. This results
    in picture lacking overall sharpness and detail.
    I found some long camera shots looking more hazy
    than clear. On the other hand, colors manage to
    shine through the muddiness quite well -- just
    check out the opening to The Pegasus where
    Picard is in a room filled with a colorful banner
    and displays honoring his special day. You will
    notice occasional rainbow banding in articles of
    clothing or within some pieces of the set, but I
    imagine all of that was present from the initial
    television broadcast.
    The 5.1 audio presentation continues to improve
    with each set, though I find this audio presentation
    on par with season six. Sure, I can continue to
    talk about the ever present hums of the ship's
    engines in the rear channels or the deep LFE
    response whenever the starship cruises past us --
    but the most improved aspect of this mix is the
    music soundtrack that is well distributed in the
    rear channels.
    Special Features
    The DVD begins exactly as all previous seasons
    with an animated sequence that features the
    planet Saturn, as character faces dissolve in
    and out of the planet surface. With each new set,
    Paramount has made some slight modifications to
    the facial sequences used. Once again, it's
    difficult to see the changes that have been made.
    The most significant change to the menu structure
    is a brilliant wraparound of Picard's office chambers
    with the camera moving into the communications
    monitor that sits upon the desk. It is here that
    we receive an incoming transmission and the menu
    begins to form. No doubt fans will pick this as
    their most favorite menu sequence of all the sets.
    Welcome to the Main Menu that has been replicated
    to look like the ship's computer mainframe.
    Once you select the episode, you have several
    options laid out before you. ENGAGE will
    immediately start the episode. COMMUNICATIONS
    lets you select either ENGLISH STEREO or ENGLISH
    5.1 SURROUND. It is here that you can also turn
    subtitles on, if you wish. CHAPTER LOG
    breaks the episode down by scenes, with individual
    picture stills allowing you to quickly access your
    favorite points in the episode.
    Disc 7 holds the DVD's extra content. Let's take
    a look at it....
    Welcome to Stardate 47025.4
    Mission Overview begins with Executive
    Producer Rick Berman describing season seven as the
    most "chaotic time" he had ever experienced. This
    was due to the fact that so many other Star Trek
    related projects were all in full swing at the same
    time that TNG was wrapping up its final season.
    Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton
    (Wesley Crusher) talk about the strengths of their
    characters and relationship to each other in this
    final season. Levar Burton (Geordi) fondly talks
    about playing against Madge Sinclaire and Ben Vereen
    who played his parents in Interface. And
    what about the new Star Trek series Voyager?
    Executive Producer Jeri Taylor talks about putting
    together Star Trek's newest child and the importance
    of not making it seem too familiar to anything that
    had been done before. This overview ends on a very
    touching note as cast and crew look back upon the
    show's final episode, reflecting on the day the
    "rollercoaster ride" ended.
    (length: approx. 14 minutes)
    A Captain's Tribute is a wonderful reflection
    on the show by Patrick Stewart, the man that is
    "cool as a cucumber." One by one, Patrick talks about
    the actors he has worked with these past seven
    seasons, sharing some of his warmest memories of these
    individuals. I hate to bring up a sour incident
    here, but I found it most interesting to hear Patrick
    talk about a very bad mistake he made regarding a
    "racist" comment. I think that it was very important
    for the actor to talk about it in this interview.
    Stewart tells a wonderful story at the end of this
    interview that so incredibly sums up his feelings
    about the entire seven years he spent working with
    TNG. Don't miss it.
    (length: approx. 16 minutes)
    Departmental Briefing: Production begins
    with the challenges of working with new directors
    as Gates McFadden recalls her first stint in the
    chair with Genesis. The people involved in
    the production talk about all the elements involved
    in putting that episode together. The hair and
    makeup people show us some of the work they did in
    making the Barclay spider as well as the other
    creatures and apes that appeared in that episode.
    Next, we look at Parallels, an episode that
    writer Brannon Braga describes as "very cutting
    edge." There is a brief overview of some of the
    models and effects work from that episode. We then
    take a look at how the show created stronger roles
    for its women characters as Excecutive Producer
    Jeri Taylor talks about her contributions to
    episodes like Descent and Sub Rosa.
    Marina Siritis (Troi) is very proud of the fact that
    her character has made a positive influence on
    women. Finally, we quickly look at the contributions
    of staff writer Nick Sagan (son of Carl Sagan) whose
    unique visions helped shape the episode Attached.
    (length: approx. 15 minutes)
    Starfleet moments and memories begins with
    a rather humorous look at the silliness that went
    on between the cast members, as individual actors
    talk about letting their professional face down.
    And why shouldn't they? With all the long hours
    put into the production of this show, it's important
    that the cast have a good time and vent off their
    frustrations through silliness. This is a terrific
    look at the camaraderie that existed between the
    cast members off camera. Next, we examine the legacy
    of the series beginning with Rick Berman talking about
    the fact that no-one involved with the show ever was
    nominated for an Emmy. It's a real shame, because
    this show had some of the best writers, directors and
    actors working on it week after week. It wasn't
    until the very last season that the show was
    nominated for Best Dramatic Series. Finally,
    thanks are given to just about every individual that
    ever worked on this series as all of the most
    important people in front and behind the camera
    (writers, actors, producers, effects artists and
    directors) reflect upon their contributions to the
    show as well as talking about the large "family"
    atmosphere that existed in the production. What
    a wonderful way to say goodbye!
    (length: approx. 30 minutes)
    The making of "All Good Things" takes a look
    at the episode that marked the ending of a long and
    prosperous series. We begin with writer Brannon
    Braga who talks about the huge challenge of writing
    an episode that needed to please the fans. It was
    a huge challenge for the writer, but fortunately
    co-writer Ronald Moore came up with the idea of
    using "Q" going insane. The episode also managed to
    bring back familiar faces that were with the show
    in the beginning. Denise Crosby (Tasha) and Colm
    Meany (Miles O'Brien) talk about how much they
    enjoyed working on this show, being part of a
    grand reunion. Make-up Designer Michael Westmore
    describes the challenges of not only aging the
    actors but (even harder) making them look seven
    years younger. There is some extensive footage
    and still pictures from various make-up sessions
    during the production of this episode. We also
    look at the visual designs created for this episode
    as well as some of the slight changes made to the
    Enterprise navigational system. Unfortunately, the
    one thing that is not included is footage of the
    final moments on the set that day. It would have
    been nice to see a tearful end to what was one of
    the most successful entries in the Star Trek saga.
    (length: approx. 17 minutes)
    Finally, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Preview
    will wet your appetite for this series debuting on
    DVD in February 2003.
    Need I continue to say how proud I am that Paramount
    has included subtitles in their supplements? Bravo!
    Final Thoughts
    Some of you may think I may be going too far in
    complimenting the job Paramount has done with this
    series. You need to really think about the weight
    and value of these sets and the fact that the studio
    has feverishly, in the course of 9 months, released
    all seven years of this series to DVD. Each of these
    sets are unique in their own way. They all have
    menu structures and supplemental content that are
    unique to that season. The amount of work that has
    gone into these sets is shown through the outstanding
    quality of these releases.
    I am going to miss the work I have done reviewing
    The Next Generation this past year. I
    consider my time spent with these sets to be amongst
    the most enjoyable of my review career.
    Release Date: December 31, 2002
    All screen captures have been further compressed.
    They are for illustrative purposes only and do not
    represent actual picture quality
  2. Greg S

    Greg S Supporting Actor

    Mar 13, 2000
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    Again another nice review Ron!

    I am very happy to have all of the seasons on DVD now. Now I just have to get them all watched, LOL!!

    BTW Ron I hope you will be getting the chance to review DS9 as its released also because I think you might like the characters in this series even more (I know I did).

    Thanks Ron and Thank you Paramount!!

  3. Bryan Tuck

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    Thanks for the reveiw, Ron! I'm with Greg, too: you might give DS9 a try when it comes out. Like TNG, it didn't really take off until the 3rd season, but the first 2 also had some good episodes.
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    This should be my last Star Trek TV review.

    These sets take a lot of time to review. Sometimes
    I have to forego other movie reviews just to review
    a single set. Not that I am complaining, mind you,
    I felt it was all worth the effort for The Next
    , but I think my time would be spent
    better reviewing future Star Trek movie releases.
  5. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

    Feb 6, 2001
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    Nice job on all the ST:TNG reviews, Ron. If you do not have time to write reviews for DS9, I strongly recommend you try to watch it anyway. While there was little of "exploring strange new worlds" DS9 was more about an inner journey... The characters changed and grew more than any other Trek and the show is well worth watching.

  6. Dave Scarpa

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    I agree with Ric, As much as I like TNG Deep Space Nine ended up being the Better series, especially Seasons 3-7.
    It was Star Trek that was devoid of the creative Rut TNG found itself in for the last 2 seasons, or the sameness that would inhabit Voyager during it's entire run. Give it a look you will not be dissapointed. BTW Ron if you still are'nt looking at Babylon 5's first season you're also missing the true gem of scifi.
  7. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

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    Thanks for all the hard work you put in reviewing the TNG series. It was greatly appreciated.

    While TNG remains my favorite overall Star Trek TV series, I agree with others here that DS9 from about Season 3 on became Star Trek and displayed more imagination and consistency over the course of it's last five seasons than even TNG managed to do.

    It didn't hurt that DS9 went back to the roots of Star Trek Classic for quite a few of it's episodes. There was the official Star Trek 30th Anniversary show "Trials and Tribbleations" which actually took place on board the original Enterprise! And there were a whole sequence of shows that comprised a sequel to classic Trek's "Mirror Mirror" episode.

    The last two years of DS9 encapsulated an overall plot-line that really comprised one very good long episode. I suspect that these upcoming Season Box Sets will become the preferred way of viewing the Federation/Cardassian/Dominion conflict. More than just a long plot-line about a war, though, those two years were also about definitive character development that's very rarely seen in episodic TV.

    Give DS9 a shot: I guarantee that you won't be disappointed!
  8. Paul McElligott

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    Jul 2, 2002
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    Ahem, Ron.... Check your specs:

  9. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Jun 3, 1999
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    I haven't even opened my Season Six boxset yet.

    Season Seven is on order.

    Though I have misgivings about the variable transfer quality of the series, it at least has never looked this good before. Ron's thorough review whets the ol' appetite.
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    Forgive me for putting the wrong aspect ratio
    next to Full Frame. All my reviews are done on
    templates and with all the typing I do, mistakes
    are common.
    Next time please send me an email alert. It's
    less embarrasing! [​IMG]
    Thanks for the alert.
  11. Dave Scarpa

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    Jack, I'm in the same boat Season 6 is in the wrap and I'm still working my Way thru Season 5. I can't believe the final set is only a wek away. There's just so many DVD's and so little time. The holidays always find me with the good intenetion of catching up and then I usually watch less.

    As for the progressive softness of the series. I can only think they were filmed this way. Seasons 1-3 are very contrasty almost to an extreme and seasons 4-7 are progressively soft. I viewed these seasons on my 65" widescreen and it ain't pretty. They look good enough on my 32" Direct View. It's too bad because I can put on Space 1999, TOS or UFO on the Widescreen and they look fantastic.

    Here's Hoping DS9 looks better.
  12. Paul McElligott

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    Forgiveness is not required. I just thought the idea of 2.35:1 "full frame" was amusing.
  13. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Dave, I remember a previous comment you made concerning this. Your experiences match mine completely. Those first two seasons had more dynamic transfers, which really got me excited for the latter seasons. Alas, you may be correct that this is simply how the latter seasons look.
  14. Joe McKeown

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    Apr 19, 1999
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    Nice review Ron, thanks for taking the time. Although you're right in the decision to not publish reviews of the other seasons, most people either want them or not already, and the review is not likely to sway opinion.

    I would rather see your opinions of titles that I am on the fence about. For instance your review of Pluto Nash switched me from "maybe" to "hell no" -- that was a public service.

    Thanks again...
  15. Terry St

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    I was midway through Season 5 of TNG when I started to feel a bit Trek'd out. Too much of a good thing I suppose. Lately I've been going through Season 1 of Babylon 5 for a change. It's been long enough since the show was on air that I'd almost forgotten how good it was. I must second Dave's recommendation. Even if a review is not possible I strongly suggest you check it out. I suppose I have no choice but to write a bit of a teaser to tempt you. :p
    First of all, it's great to finally be able to watch this series without having to figure out what happened in that episode I missed when my favorite relatives popped by or the show was pre-empted by a sporting event. (Having your Sci-Fi preempted by hockey is bad, but golf??!! Heads would have rolled had I but know where those broadcast execs lived!) This is one series that truly benefits from the DVD format if only because it allows you see all the episodes in order. But, I digress...
    The Show:
    For those who have never seen Babylon 5, the 5 seasons were one huge story with continuity from the first 2 hour TV-movie (not included in Season 1 unfortunately) to the last episode aired. (And the TV-Movies that followed) Things change from show to show. Characters die or fall from grace, some never to return. Problems that arise in one episode are not magically gone the next. Such a huge continuous plot is a rare thing in North American Sci-Fi. I can't help but feel the series' popularity was limited by this, but those people who did manage to tune in week after week were treated to something truly rare and special.
    Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 are both based around the command staff of space stations that play pivotal parts in galaxy changing armed conflicts. However, they approached the same ground in very different manners. While the two shows debuted only 1 year apart and ran concurrently I never felt that one was outright copying the other. I'm sure there was at least some two-way flow. For example, the first season of DS9 may have paved the way for Babylon 5's concept, or at least smoothed out the path for the producers. Likewise, Babylon 5's epic shadow war plot and continuous story line may have inspired the later seasons of DS9.
    Unlike DS9, future human society in Babylon 5 is not perfect. There is no utopian, moneyless, "strive to better yourself" culture as there is in Star Trek. Instead, humans are an imperfect society very similar to how we are today. Poverty is still everywhere, even in space. Politics are dangerous and murky. Internal strife between government entities, colonies, mega-corporations, and the infamous Psi-corps abound. Racial prejudice and xenophobia are still alive and thriving. Humanity's focus is oriented more towards survival than exploration. Instead of "boldly going forth where no one has gone before" to find trouble, trouble finds the crew of Babylon 5 in spades!
    The space stations themselves in Babylon 5 and DS9 differ greatly. Babylon 5 is several orders of magnitude bigger than DS9 and in later seasons becomes a literal city state completely independent from Earth. Rather than a military base with a marginal civilian presence, Babylon 5 is very much a civilian city that is only barely under the control of the human military and various alien leaders. Like any city, it has its seedy underbelly. The concept of "down below" with its impoverished populace, seedy bars, and criminal element makes for some very interesting plots. It is certainly a far cry from DS9 where the often-hacked terminal behind Quark's bar is about as bad as things get. To put it succintly, the crew of DS9 had to set out to find the strange and unknown or have it come flying through the wormhole to greet them. Conversely, Babylon 5 itself was largely strange and unknown. Outside content was certainly used a lot, but a rather surprising ammount of plots were completely self contained within the station, no "freaks of the week" added.
    I'm really not sure where to fit Babylon 5 in with my Star Trek series ranking. While I feel that TNG was probably a better series as a whole, Babylon 5 did things that TNG never even attempted. There certainly isn't anything on TV like it today. Not in North America anyways. In my opinion Babylon 5 is some of the best sci-fi made to date and well worth watching. Those who complain about how deriviative Voyager or Enterprise are should check it out.
    Production Values
    Babylon 5 seemed to have a lower budget than TNG. The sets aren't as expensive looking, but are certainly well done. The makeup is very well done. Some of the races, such as the Narn, had makeup jobs that were way more extensive than almost anything on Star Trek. The narn look very good, while some of the other races look a bit Dr.Who'ish. Babylon 5 definately put a lot of effort into making aliens look alien. Unlike TNG, Babylon 5 used CGI exclusively for the space shots. While the CGI does look a little dated today, it certainly doesn't look bad. Certainly no worse than early TNG's space shots looked. This use of CGI allowed Babylon 5 to show things that TNG's models weren't up to. Epic space battles based around fast and nimble fighters and hulking behemoths were particularily well done. The physics used were surprisingly realistic. The earth fighters in particular are very nifty.
    The Transfer
    The transfer is a lot better than I expected. The aspect ratio is a bit wider than 4:3 and looks absolutely luscious in most shots. Details are sharp and colors are excellent. There is the occasional scratch. I'm not sure what source they used to make this transfer, but it seems like film! On the down side, whenever there is a lot of fast motion there is often a sort of shimmering effect that bothers me a bit. This is probably an artifact of the source more than anything. I'm sure the video guru's out there could figure out what is causing this. (I'm playing the DVD's through a HTPC and DLP projector.) In any case, the image is more detailed and sharp than any of the TNG transfers. It's almost like comparing 35mm to 16mm. film. If not for the motion shimmering there would be no contest whatsoever.
    The 5.1 mix is good and clean. The surrounds seemed to be well used to me. Take that with a grain of salt though since my front left and right channels often fool me into looking over my shoulder even when listening to plain old stereo sources. The LFE track is well used. At first I would almost have called the bass a bit cooked. The loudest bass seems to be the throbbing, mood setting synth notes that are a part of the show's musical score. These notes aren't crazy deep, (probably in the 30-40 Hz range) but are loud enough to rattle things a fair bit. During the very first episode I watched these bass notes really stood out and gave me pause; perhaps only because I didn't remember them from when I last saw the show aired on TV. (I didn't have a sub back then.[​IMG]) Oddly enough, as I watched more episodes I started to like the deep bass score more and more. Maybe I'm turning into a bass junkie.
    Extras, Menus and Packaging.
    Er... Extras? What extras?
    The opening sequence on the season 1 DVD's is not that impressive when compared to the TNG box set. The little gratuitous explosions that sounded like they were coming out of an 8-bit synthesizer on the classic nintendo were just lame. The menus themselves are functional, if a little spartan. They're the sort that make you click on a little triangle next to the option rather than the option itself... That always gets my goat.
    The packaging is quite good. It's book-style rather than foldout and has a pretty flimsy cardboard sleeve. Definately not as nice as TNG, but pretty decent for a set like this. It doesn't seem likely to fall apart at least.
    I may sound a little harsh in this section, but the truth is that Babylon 5 is being presented in a pretty barebones fashion. Still, the episodes themselves look and sound great, which is far more important. When you consider that a season of Babylon 5 costs a little over half what a season of TNG does you can't really complain. You're getting pretty darned good value.
    If you like sci-fi, Babylon 5 is pretty much required viewing. This DVD set is excellent for the price.
  16. Joe McKeown

    Joe McKeown Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 19, 1999
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    Only one thing. I think it was psi corps, not psi-cor.

    I think the one thing that made Bab5 less popular than it should have been was the way they kept switching times; they moved it every time I figured out when it was on. Now, I decide when it's on.
  17. Glenn_Jn

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    Personally I never could get myself to like DS9 very much. I thought the whole idea of ST was to "boldly go where no man has gone before" Well a static space station isn't going very far at all. As for Babylon 5 I never even attempted to get into that, not my type of sci-fi at all. It was almost as bad as that Farscape trash.

    As for ST:TNG...I just wish there were in widescreen.
  18. Christopher D

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    Oct 16, 2000
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    On the topic at hand, I'm in the midst of a giant 5-year cleanout and just tossed most of my VHS, including my off-air tapes of TNG which are now superfluous due to these sets. I *did* however, keep one off-air tape - of the special programs that were run at the end of the series.

    I'm surprised they did not include some of this material on the season 7 DVD, especially the "Journey's End" special, which wrapped up the whole series, was ready made, and you'd think wouldn't have cost them anything to add.

    Ah, well, looks like one tape managed to escape the dragnet.
  19. Joe McKeown

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    Is is just my dirty mind, or does the screenshot with Riker look like he's going for (or just finishing) a little grabass? [​IMG]
  20. Blu

    Blu Screenwriter

    Oct 6, 2001
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    Ron I second every recommendation on this thread so far, DS9 (IMHO) is pure Trek and has some high spots that go beyond TNG. It is my favorite ST series. It is far better than most of the ST movie dreck that winds up on the big screen.

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