History SerieS / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

5th Apr '18 10:05:20 AM matthewvzrussell
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** Subverted in one episode; the entire crew is hit with amnesia and forget their ranks. The executive officer is someone the audience has never before met. Turns out [[spoiler:he is an alien intruder, trying to trick the ''Enterprise'' into attacking the enemies of his species.]]

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** Subverted in one episode; "Conundrum"; the entire crew is hit with amnesia and forget their ranks. The executive officer is someone the audience has never before met. Turns out [[spoiler:he is an alien intruder, trying to trick the ''Enterprise'' into attacking the enemies of his species.]]
3rd Apr '18 7:17:49 PM nombretomado
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** "The Defector" was supposed to open with another Sherlock Holmes pastiche, but legal issues forced the writers to retool it into a holodeck simulation of ''HenryV''. This doubles as foreshadowing: Jarok, like King Henry, is forced to go undercover as a 'commoner' in this episode.

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** "The Defector" was supposed to open with another Sherlock Holmes pastiche, but legal issues forced the writers to retool it into a holodeck simulation of ''HenryV''.''Theatre/HenryV''. This doubles as foreshadowing: Jarok, like King Henry, is forced to go undercover as a 'commoner' in this episode.
25th Mar '18 7:51:31 AM spintria
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** In many ways, Deanna Troi filled this role too. She was always being possessed by aliens, abused by aliens in crashed shuttles, abducted by aliens for political gambits, being nearly forced to marry an alien, having her psychic powers robbed by aliens, suffering nightmares at the hands of aliens, forced to listen to a virtual music box in her head for days by an alien, the list goes on. Her only real use on the show was to counsel the [[RedShirt random crew member of the week]] and to tell Picard when she sensed weird things happening while on the bridge. Maybe this makes her closer to ButtMonkey. Troi did manage to TakeALevelInBadass during a two-episode arc where she was sent to spy on the Romulans... but [[PlotInducedStupidity left that level somewhere]] for the rest of the series, never to be seen again. Those episodes are the reason ADayInTheLimelight used to be named "Good Troi Episode".

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** In many ways, Deanna Troi filled this role too. She was always being possessed by aliens, abused by aliens in crashed shuttles, abducted by aliens for political gambits, impregnated by an alien, being nearly forced to marry an alien, having her psychic powers robbed by aliens, suffering nightmares at the hands of aliens, forced to listen to a virtual music box in her head for days by an alien, the list goes on. Her only real use on the show was to counsel the [[RedShirt random crew member of the week]] and to tell Picard when she sensed weird things happening while on the bridge. Maybe this makes her closer to ButtMonkey. Troi did manage to TakeALevelInBadass during a two-episode arc where she was sent to spy on the Romulans... but [[PlotInducedStupidity left that level somewhere]] for the rest of the series, never to be seen again. Those episodes are the reason ADayInTheLimelight used to be named "Good Troi Episode".
19th Mar '18 3:26:25 PM StarSword
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* OurDarkMatterIsMysterious: "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E25InTheory In Theory]]" features the ''Enterprise'' exploring a dark matter nebula which caused bits of the ship to randomly vanish. This caused activity from Spot (Data's cat) exiting Data's room without using the doors to a crew member falling through the floor after it vanishes and then getting killed when it comes back.
17th Mar '18 9:49:21 PM nombretomado
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: In the series finale, "All Good Things," Picard finds himself jumping back and forth between different points in his life a la [[SlaughterhouseFive Billy Pilgrim]]. Unfortunately, in the future he's an old man with the beginnings of an Alzheimer's-like disease. If he wasn't [[LivingLegend Jean-Luc Picard]], no one would give his ravings about temporal anomalies and the destruction of humanity a second thought.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: In the series finale, "All Good Things," Picard finds himself jumping back and forth between different points in his life a la [[SlaughterhouseFive [[Literature/SlaughterhouseFive Billy Pilgrim]]. Unfortunately, in the future he's an old man with the beginnings of an Alzheimer's-like disease. If he wasn't [[LivingLegend Jean-Luc Picard]], no one would give his ravings about temporal anomalies and the destruction of humanity a second thought.
4th Mar '18 3:14:36 PM nombretomado
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* LongBusTrip: At the end of ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E8Unification2 Unification, Part 2]]'', Sela is still alive and well, though presumably she will be demoted and possibly imprisoned because of her failure. Many viewers expected her to return in later Romulan-centric stories (such as ''StarTrekNemesis''), but she never did.

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* LongBusTrip: At the end of ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E8Unification2 Unification, Part 2]]'', Sela is still alive and well, though presumably she will be demoted and possibly imprisoned because of her failure. Many viewers expected her to return in later Romulan-centric stories (such as ''StarTrekNemesis''), ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''), but she never did.
28th Feb '18 1:10:07 PM RedScharlach
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** In ''The Chase'', several factions are after a DNA code left by Precursors. The Klingons in particular think it's a weapon. [[spoiler: To the disgust of some parties, it turns out to be a message that all the sapient races are decended from said Precursors.]]

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** In ''The Chase'', several factions are after a DNA code left by Precursors. The Klingons in particular think it's a weapon. [[spoiler: To the disgust of some parties, it turns out to be a message that all the sapient races are decended descended from said Precursors.]]



** In "Emergence", the first problem came when the Orient Express travels through Data's play of the Tempest on the Holodeck. This led them to realize the ship was forming an intelligence with the holodeck acting as a form of its imagination which didn't take kindly to them trying to interfere.

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** In "Emergence", the first problem came when the Orient Express travels through Data's play production of the Tempest play ''The Tempest'' on the Holodeck. This led them to realize the ship was forming an intelligence with the holodeck acting as a form of its imagination which imagination, and didn't take kindly to them trying to interfere.



** In the series finale "All Good Things", Picard finds himself continuously shifting between three seperate timelines, one in the "present", one several years ago when the Enterprise was just launched, and one several decades in the future when Picard is mostly retired.

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** In the series finale "All Good Things", Picard finds himself continuously shifting between three seperate separate timelines, one in the "present", one several years ago when the Enterprise was just launched, and one several decades in the future when Picard is mostly retired.



** Guinan's family either died or were assimilated when the Borg all but destroyed the El-Aurians. Alexander, the only semi-regular child other than Wesley, lost his mother as a toddler (and was raised by her alone up to that point). And whenever we had a one-off guest star whose parentage was some sort of plot point, be it a child (Jeremy Aster, Salia) or an adult (Amanda Rogers, Jason Vigo), they had an excellent chance of being ConvenientlyAnOrphan.

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** Guinan's family either died or were assimilated when the Borg all but destroyed the El-Aurians. Alexander, the only semi-regular child other than Wesley, lost his mother as a toddler (and was raised by her alone up to that point). And whenever we had there was a one-off guest star whose parentage was some sort of plot point, be it a child (Jeremy Aster, Salia) or an adult (Amanda Rogers, Jason Vigo), they had an excellent chance of being ConvenientlyAnOrphan.



* VirtualRealityInterrogation: Subverted an episode where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was accidently created by Riker's own fears.]]

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* VirtualRealityInterrogation: Subverted an episode where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was accidently accidentally created by Riker's own fears.]]



** Data also misuses the word ‘obviates’ (removes [a need or a difficulty]; avoids, prevents) as ‘makes obvious’ in the very same poem.

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** Data also misuses the word ‘obviates’ "obviates" (removes [a need or a difficulty]; avoids, prevents) as ‘makes obvious’ "makes obvious" in the very same poem.
26th Feb '18 6:11:44 PM nombretomado
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* SignedLanguage: The character Riva in "Loud as a Whisper", performed by Deaf actor Howie Seago.
20th Feb '18 11:49:13 AM DurtyWilly
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** Next to Worf and Geordi, Deanna Troi filled this role many times. She was always being possessed by aliens, abused by aliens in crashed shuttles, abducted by aliens for political gambits, being nearly forced to marry an alien, having her psychic powers robbed by aliens, suffering nightmares at the hands of aliens, forced to listen to a virtual music box in her head for days by an alien, the list goes on. Her only real use on the show was to counsel the [[RedShirt random crew member of the week]] and to tell Picard when she sensed weird things happening while on the bridge -– apart from being this show's MsFanservice, that is.

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** Next to Worf and Geordi, Deanna Troi filled this role many times. She was always being possessed by aliens, once impregnated by an alien and giving birth to that same alien, abused by aliens in crashed shuttles, abducted by aliens for political gambits, being nearly forced to marry an alien, having her psychic powers robbed by aliens, suffering nightmares at the hands of aliens, forced to listen to a virtual music box in her head for days by an alien, the list goes on. Her only real use on the show was to counsel the [[RedShirt random crew member of the week]] and to tell Picard when she sensed weird things happening while on the bridge -– apart from being this show's MsFanservice, that is.
20th Feb '18 11:45:18 AM DurtyWilly
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* TheWorfEffect: Trope namer.
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