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brinshannara ([personal profile] brinshannara) wrote2010-07-23 03:58 am
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TV Meme, Day Six

Again, a little late.

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 [ 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. :)

Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show
Day 14 - Favourite male character
Day 15 - Favourite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favourite mini series
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favourite kiss
Day 21 - Favourite ship
Day 22 - Favourite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death

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