History YMMV / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

20th Feb '18 5:16:38 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ClicheStorm: Invoked in the episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E12TheRoyale "The Royale,"]] where Riker, Worf, and Data get trapped in the simulation of a terribly-written crime novel set in the eponymous hotel-casino. Periodically, their attempts to escape are interrupted by scenes from the book, causing the [=NPCs=] of the simulation to start reciting the hammiest possible lines to each other (complete with a jazzy soundtrack spontaneously starting up to accompany them), all while the crew looks on in bewilderment. After these brief interactions, the music stops and the [=NPCs=] return to normal as if nothing had happened.
3rd Feb '18 11:27:08 AM nombretomado
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** In "Chain of Command", the audience is expected to side with Riker against Captain Edward Jellico, who's making many radical changes to the way the ''Enterprise'' is run, culminating with his decision to refuse to negotiate with the Cardassians for Picard's release. In fact, being the captain, Jellico has every right to make alterations as he sees fit, and to negotiate with the Cardassians that way would leave the Federation at their mercy, and actually make it less likely to get Picard back. (By the way, any mention of the disagreement between Jellico and Riker tends to generate huge amounts of {{Natter}}, so perhaps we should just leave it at that.)

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** In "Chain of Command", the audience is expected to side with Riker against Captain Edward Jellico, who's making many radical changes to the way the ''Enterprise'' is run, culminating with his decision to refuse to negotiate with the Cardassians for Picard's release. In fact, being the captain, Jellico has every right to make alterations as he sees fit, and to negotiate with the Cardassians that way would leave the Federation at their mercy, and actually make it less likely to get Picard back. (By the way, any mention of the disagreement between Jellico and Riker tends to generate huge amounts of {{Natter}}, Administrivia/{{Natter}}, so perhaps we should just leave it at that.)
1st Feb '18 9:50:37 AM ACW
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** Data's [[CainAndAbel brother]] [[PsychoPrototype Lore]], one of the nastiest and most deranged villains in the entire ''Star Trek'' franchise, is a thoroughly unsympathetic android who kills his creator, [[BigBrotherBully gets his brother addicted to emotions so he'll follow his every command]], and threatens to set teenage Wesley on fire. He summoned the Crystalline Entity to his creator's colony when the other colonists petitioned Soong to deactivate him out of fear that he would turn on them, and since then, he's been on quest to wipe out all organic life from the universe. If he ever shows affection, it's just to manipulate Data into collaborating. He also tried to make the Borg an even greater threat to TheFederation than they already were. Given everything else we saw of his true nature, it's obvious that he mostly did it for his own sick amusement.
23rd Jan '18 5:40:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* UnderminedByReality: Even worse than the original series. The series follows Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future: Earth has embraced enlightened beliefs and has "outgrown" things like greed, grief, conflict and the need for money and things like contemporary 1980s culture was seen as barbaric at best. This is at odds with Gene's rather shady business ethics and the show's writers participated in a writer's strike for an increase in pay, However, it should be said that most of the writers didn't share Roddenberry's vision, often frustrated that their scripts were often rejected or changed for the worse and they began abandoning his vision as Roddenberry's involvement in the series decreased.
22nd Jan '18 9:21:13 PM balmz
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** Don't forget what Kurn says in [[Recap/StarTrek:TheNextGenerationS3E17SinsoftheFather "Sins of the Father"]] when Wesley is about to speak out of turn: "Do you wish to '''SPEAK''', Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher?"

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** Don't forget what Kurn says in [[Recap/StarTrek:TheNextGenerationS3E17SinsoftheFather [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E17SinsoftheFather "Sins of the Father"]] when Wesley is about to speak out of turn: "Do you wish to '''SPEAK''', Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher?"
22nd Jan '18 9:17:11 PM balmz
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** Don't forget what Kurn says in "Sins of the Father" when Wesley is about to speak out of turn: "Do you wish to '''SPEAK''', Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher?"
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E19TheFirstDuty "The First Duty"]] is the episode where Wesley's CreatorsPet status finally gets shattered. After discovering Wesley has been covering up the circumstances behind the death of a fellow Starfleet cadet, Picard is ''pissed,'' and [[WhatTheHellHero chews him out]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech something fierce]] in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome particularly memorable scene.]]

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**[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E8TheBattle The Battle]] has one. Whereas most of the reprimands that Wesley receives in the first two seasons are at best for things that aren't his fault, or at worst designed to make him look good at the expense of everyone else, he does get a rare legitimate yelling-at when he identifies the Stargazer on long-range sensors, then runs up to tell everyone on the bridge of his discovery, instead of using ship communications. Picard immediately reprimands him for his transparent glory-seeking and trying to engineer an excuse to be around when the Ferengi beam on-board. He is allowed to remain on the bridge anyway.
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E9HideAndQ Hide and Q]] has an unintentional one as well, Wesley Crusher gets gorily stabbed through the stomach by a "vicious animal thing". The image was popularly captioned "Wesley gets the point."
** Yet another one appears in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E1TheChild The Child]] During the awkward turbolift conversation between Picard and Wesley. Picard barely even makes eye-contact with the lad, and after Wesley says how hard it will be for him to leave the Enterprise, Picard delivers the line "Mixed feelings for all of us" with what can only be described as a sense of irony.
** Don't forget what Kurn says in [[Recap/StarTrek:TheNextGenerationS3E17SinsoftheFather "Sins of the Father" Father"]] when Wesley is about to speak out of turn: "Do you wish to '''SPEAK''', Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher?"
**[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E23Sarek "Sarek"]]Similarly to "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E12Datalore Datalore]]," this episode features two example of Wesley getting abused by other characters--firstly when Geordi calls him a loser who has no chance of getting anything out of his date, and then when Beverly hits him--that aren't his fault in any way, shape or form, but are considered satisfying moments by those fans who aren't overly fond of him. The latter incident in particular became one of the first animated [=GIFs=] to be widely circulated on the developing internet.
** [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E19TheFirstDuty "The First Duty"]] is the episode where Wesley's CreatorsPet status finally gets shattered. The episode is one long piece of it, showing that Wesley is no longer in any way a Creator's Pet who can never do any wrong and the scripts will bend over backwards to make look better. After discovering Wesley has been covering up the circumstances behind the death of a fellow Starfleet cadet, Picard is ''pissed,'' and [[WhatTheHellHero chews him out]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech something fierce]] in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome particularly memorable scene.]]
21st Jan '18 5:37:25 PM nombretomado
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** Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher. A classic case of a (and former {{Trope Namer|s}} of) CreatorsPet. He could have been a fun character, embodying a dream of many a fan. A geeky teen genius who's allowed to be a part of the crew and explore the universe. He could have provided insights and solve some problems, but no. He had to meddle in everything, he had to be shamelessly praised by everybody and he solved virtually every major problem or crisis, which at times occurred in part because of him. As with Muldaur, Wesley's reputation as a Scrappy can be traced back to his first appearances: As early as Season Two, Wesley was portrayed as fallible and prone to self-doubt. Referenced in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon referred to [[AdamWesting actor]] WilWheaton as "the [[TheScrappy/{{Film}} Jar-Jar Binks]] of the ''Star Trek'' fandom".

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** Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher. A classic case of a (and former {{Trope Namer|s}} of) CreatorsPet. He could have been a fun character, embodying a dream of many a fan. A geeky teen genius who's allowed to be a part of the crew and explore the universe. He could have provided insights and solve some problems, but no. He had to meddle in everything, he had to be shamelessly praised by everybody and he solved virtually every major problem or crisis, which at times occurred in part because of him. As with Muldaur, Wesley's reputation as a Scrappy can be traced back to his first appearances: As early as Season Two, Wesley was portrayed as fallible and prone to self-doubt. Referenced in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon referred to [[AdamWesting actor]] WilWheaton Creator/WilWheaton as "the [[TheScrappy/{{Film}} Jar-Jar Binks]] of the ''Star Trek'' fandom".
21st Jan '18 10:53:44 AM Bauglir100
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* Creator/PatrickStewart would go on to star in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion a video game]] that featured him providing the opening narration (with one sentence even starting with "These are the..."), an eccentric PhysicalGod with reality-warping abilities, and characters that had French names but British accents.


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** Creator/PatrickStewart would go on to star in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion a video game]] that featured him providing the opening narration (with one sentence even starting with "These are the..."), an eccentric PhysicalGod with reality-warping abilities, and characters that had French names but British accents.
21st Jan '18 10:49:17 AM Bauglir100
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* Creator/PatrickStewart would go on to star in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion a video game]] that featured him providing the opening narration (with one sentence even starting with "These are the..."), an eccentric PhysicalGod with reality-warping abilities, and characters that had French names but British accents.
10th Jan '18 3:22:02 PM StarTropes
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*** Combine this with "A Fistful of Datas". Mr. "Android Phone" comes with unlimited Datas.
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