History Awesome / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

4th Dec '17 9:25:31 AM GunarmDyne
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* One for both Data and the effects team as the main conflict of the episode is resolved by ''three'' time-displaced Datas working together.
26th Nov '17 11:25:09 AM Premonition45
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* Picard puts his ass directly on the line for a member of his crew who he'd never even met. He supports the crewman even after it's revealed that he had falsified part of his Starfleet application. In fact, he fights tooth-and-nail to keep that mistake from destroying the young petty officer's career. BenevolentBoss doesn't begin to cover it.

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* [[AFatherToHisMen Picard puts his ass directly on the line for Simon Tarses, a member of his crew who he'd never even met. met]]. He supports the crewman Tarses even after it's revealed that he had falsified part of his Starfleet application. In fact, he fights tooth-and-nail to keep that mistake from destroying the young petty officer's career. BenevolentBoss doesn't begin to cover it.
career.
24th Nov '17 9:03:08 PM wyattte
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* Lwaxana Troi's finest moment: she manages to get Riker and Deanna safely off the Ferengi ship by offering herself as a lover to Daimon Tog, and then gets Picard to ''pretend to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF2StmlnmN4 an insanely jealous lover]]'' in order to get out of Tog's clutches. Talk about TheChessmaster!

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* Lwaxana Troi's finest moment: she manages to get Riker and Deanna safely off the Ferengi ship by offering herself as a lover to Daimon Tog, and then gets Picard to ''pretend to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF2StmlnmN4 com/watch?v=2ukG33mB5bw an insanely jealous lover]]'' in order to get out of Tog's clutches. Talk about TheChessmaster!
TheChessmaster!
** Simultaneously a MOA for Picard, too. When Troi clues him in on Lwaxana's little scheme, he stammers awkwardly, before he hits upon an idea to sound convincing in the jealous lover role - quote ''Shakespearian love sonnets'' at Lwaxana, ChewingTheScenery all the while. Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny. (Was it Creator/PatrickStewart's birthday or something?)
22nd Oct '17 2:50:20 PM LentilSandEater
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-->'''Q:''' Oh, ''very'' clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?[[note]]A somewhat feeble taunt, considering Worf graduated Starfleet Academy and presumably got a fair bit of book learning in the process[[/note]]

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-->'''Q:''' Oh, ''very'' clever, Worf. Eat any good books lately?[[note]]A somewhat feeble taunt, considering Worf graduated Starfleet Academy and presumably got a fair bit of book learning in the process[[/note]]
lately?
19th Oct '17 12:25:29 PM Premonition45
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* The whole dance scene, for both Crusher and Data (and by proxy Gates [=McFadden=] and Brent Spiner). Gates [=McFadden=] finally got to show off her dancing skills in this episode, and of course, she's excellent.

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* The whole dance scene, for both Crusher and Data (and by proxy Creator/GatesMcFadden and Creator/BrentSpiner). [[TheCastShowoff Gates [=McFadden=] and Brent Spiner). Gates [=McFadden=] McFadden finally got to show off her dancing skills in this episode, and of course, she's excellent.
excellent]].




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* Data single-handedly stops the Romulans' attempt at causing a Federation/Klingon war, revealing their cover-up of abducting and brainwashing Geordi.



* Data has his day when he is put in command of a ship with a really insubordinate First Officer. At the critical moment of executing his plan to find a cloaked Romulan convoy, the officer is being difficult and Data snaps at him, saying coldly, "Carry out your orders or I will relieve you of duty." It's a moment that took everyone, both character and viewer, off guard to see the android get that tough. Earlier on, the XO comes to Data requesting a transfer. When grilled on why, he admits that he doesn't feel Data would make a good captain because he is an android. Data's response? "I understand your concerns. *{{beat}}* Request denied." The look on the guy's face is priceless. What's even cooler is when Data flat out disobeys Picard on a hunch, and turns out to be right! The very same XO who showed him no respect addresses him as "''Captain''," showing that Data has earned his respect in full.

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* Data has his day when he is put in command of a ship with a really insubordinate First Officer. At the critical moment of executing his plan to find a cloaked Romulan convoy, the officer is being difficult and Data snaps at him, saying coldly, "Carry out your orders or I will relieve you of duty." It's a moment that took everyone, both character and viewer, off guard to see the android get that tough. Earlier on, the XO comes to Data requesting a transfer. When grilled on why, he admits that he doesn't feel Data would make a good captain because he is an android. Data's response? "I understand your concerns. *{{beat}}* Request denied." The look on the guy's face is priceless. What's even cooler is when Data flat out disobeys Picard on a hunch, and turns out to be right! The very same XO who showed him no respect addresses him as "''Captain''," showing that Data has earned his respect in full.






--> '''Picard:''' I believe you're in my chair.

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--> '''Picard:''' -->'''Picard:''' I believe you're in my chair.






** In that same fight scene, ''Troi'' shows up and shoots off Eli Hollander's hat. Considering how she and Crusher were treated in ''QPid'', this is a significant improvement for her.

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** In that same fight scene, ''Troi'' shows up and shoots off Eli Hollander's hat. Considering how she and Crusher were treated in ''QPid'', "Q-Pid", this is a significant improvement for her.



* This episode is one long Moment of Awesome for Counselor Troi. There's a ''reason'' ADayInTheLimelight used to be the "GoodTroiEpisode"...

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* This episode is one long Moment of Awesome for Counselor Troi. There's a ''reason'' ADayInTheLimelight used to be the "GoodTroiEpisode"..."Good Troi Episode"...
16th Oct '17 3:40:34 PM StarTropes
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* Captain Kurn defeats two pursuing birds-of-prey by skimming the surface of a star and jumping to warp, triggering an eruption of solar plasma that annihilates his pursuers. Badassitude clearly runs in the family.
16th Oct '17 3:37:22 PM StarTropes
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* Throughout the episode, Picard has been subjected to humiliation and seduction by Ardra, the Ventaxian equivalent of the Devil. Even the opening of the trial is not going his way as she uses the Ventaxians' almost pathological fear of her to her advantage. So when Geordi eventually discovers Ardra's secrets, Picard not only uses her own technology and tricks against her, he does so with such a justifiably arrogant and flippant attitude that he is even ''using Q's trademark finger snap'' as he busts Ardra's farce to ''splinters''! Ladies and gentlemen, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard has had enough of your shit, Captain Jean-Luc Picard has '''''had enough of your shit'''''!

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* Throughout the episode, Picard has been subjected to humiliation and seduction by Ardra, the Ventaxian equivalent of the Devil. Even the opening of the trial is not going his way as she uses the Ventaxians' almost pathological fear of her to her advantage. So when Geordi eventually discovers Ardra's secrets, Picard not only uses her own technology and tricks against her, he does so with such a justifiably arrogant and flippant attitude that he is even ''using Q's trademark finger snap'' BadassFingersnap'' as he busts Ardra's farce to ''splinters''! Ladies and gentlemen, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard has had enough of your shit, Captain Jean-Luc Picard has '''''had enough of your shit'''''!




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* Picard gets into a [[PardonMyKlingon swearing contest]] with a Klingon governor - and ''wins''.
--> '''Governor Vagh:''' You speak the lies of a ''[=taHqeq=]''!\\
'''Picard:''' ''(DeathGlare, slowly walks forward and gets into Vagh's face)'' Vagh ''[=ghay’cha’ baQa’=]''!\\
'''Ambassador Kell:''' Gentlemen!\\
'''Vagh:''' You swear well, Picard. You must have Klingon blood in your veins.
7th Oct '17 4:18:12 PM Premonition45
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* In the face of constant, excruciating pain, completely powerless, almost not even able to ''stand'' after days of brutal torture, Picard is capable of a PatrickStewartSpeech. Gul Madred tries to play an empathy card to get Picard to be more amenable, talking about how his childhood had shaped him. Picard, barely able to form a coherent sentence, tells Madred that he '''pities''' him, and that from now on, all he'll see in Madred is a scared, hungry little boy. Madred is visibly upset and starts hurting Picard, who continues to say it in between gasps of pain.
* The circumstances of the filming definitely make David Warner's performance deserving of a mention here. He was cast at almost literally the last minute and had no time for more than a quick skim of the script, so throughout the whole episode he's reading his lines off cue cards. And it's impossible to tell even if you know what you're looking for, because he's just that good an actor.

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* In the face of constant, excruciating pain, completely powerless, almost not even able to ''stand'' after days of brutal torture, Picard is capable of a PatrickStewartSpeech. Gul Madred tries to play an empathy card to get Picard to be more amenable, talking about how his childhood had shaped him. Picard, barely able to form a coherent sentence, tells Madred that he '''pities''' him, [[ImNotAfraidOfYou and that from now on, all he'll see in Madred is a scared, hungry little boy. boy]]. [[VillainousBreakdown Madred is visibly upset and starts hurting Picard, who continues to say it in between gasps of pain.
pain]].
* The circumstances of the filming definitely make David Warner's Creator/DavidWarner's performance deserving of a mention here. He was cast at almost literally the last minute and had no time for more than a quick skim of the script, so throughout the whole episode he's reading his lines off cue cards. And it's impossible to tell even if you know what you're looking for, because he's just that good an actor.
1st Oct '17 12:11:47 PM Premonition45
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-->'''Riker:''' [[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]]

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-->'''Riker:''' [[BigShutUp '''''[[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]] UP!]]'''''
17th Aug '17 7:45:17 PM Scooter007
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*** Shortly after that, Q2 shows up and claims an entire second Moment of Awesome when he explains that [[spoiler: he was responsible for Lwaxana keeping the powers long enough to teach Q a lesson he'd never forget (complete with taking ''pictures'' of Q's beating to show the rest of the Continuum), before hopping over to another spot and hitting Q in the face with the fact Picard was right on target with his HannibalLecture: Q is indeed behaving in a very ''human '' manner.]]

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*** ** Shortly after that, Q2 shows up and claims an entire second Moment of Awesome when he explains that [[spoiler: he was responsible for Lwaxana keeping the powers long enough to teach Q a lesson he'd never forget (complete with taking ''pictures'' of Q's beating to show the rest of the Continuum), before hopping over to another spot and hitting Q in the face with the fact Picard was right on target with his HannibalLecture: Q is indeed behaving in a very ''human '' manner.]]]].
** Worf, from the same novel, is in [[DeadpanSnarker prime form]]. During the above-mentioned Q-thrashing, we get this wonderful gem:
-->'''Riker:''' She's trashing him! What should we do?\\
'''Worf:''' [[PassThePopcorn Sell tickets]].
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