Jul. 23rd, 2010

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Again, a little late.

Previously:
Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled -- "The Five Mrs. Buchanans"
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching -- "The Big Bang Theory"
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this season) -- "V"
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever -- "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Day 05 - A show you hate -- "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show

This is not an easy choice. Like [livejournal.com profile] shiningmoon, I have half a dozen episodes right off the top of my head that I can think of. Do I go with Attached, do I go with The Best of Both Worlds, do I go with Cause and Effect or The Game or Remember Me?

In the end, I have to say that though I love all those episodes I named and, in fact, love so very many TNG episodes, they saved the best for last.

All Good Things... was the perfect blend of all the best parts of TNG. You had a science-fictiony dilemma (the time-travelling) and a moral/ethical dilemma (Q judging humanity). You had character development (Captain Beverly Picard?!. You had snapshots from the beginning with the transfer of command and Data and O'Brien talking in Engineering ("burn the midnight oil").

Yes, there's a glaring error in the technological side of the plot; the anomaly isn't created by three beams from three Enterprises. There's two Enterprises and a Pasteur.

Yes, it's kind of mushy in parts.

But ultimately, Star Trek: The Next Generation wasn't a science fiction show. It was a show about humanity and the human condition. All Good Things... makes us laugh and I still cry at the end. It's a great rollercoaster, a great ride, and an amazing episode overall.

Also, the stardate 47988 is totally stuck in my head because of this episode and has been part of various passwords of mine since 1994. :)

Coming up... )
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Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled -- "The Five Mrs. Buchanans"
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching -- "The Big Bang Theory"
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this season) -- "V"
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever -- "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Day 05 - A show you hate -- "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show -- "All Good Things..."

Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show

Probably The Child. Troi over-acting, no Dr. Crusher, the mere presence of Dr. Pulaski, not to mention the fact that Troi was impregnated without her consent...

Pretty much the only good thing, IMHO, about this episode is the introduction of Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan.

And Riker's beard.

Coming up... )

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