History YMMV / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

10th Feb '16 8:19:37 AM Omeganian
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** It has been [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Database/Query-ST.php?EpName=Face%20of%20the%20Enemy pointed out]] on Website/StarDestroyerDotNet that there are some interesting parallels between Deseve from" [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E13FaceOfTheEnemy Face of the Enemy]]" and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Walker_Lindh John Walker Lindh]].
6th Feb '16 12:50:34 PM PuffyTreat
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Other than the complete lack of "alternate lifestyles", there is little to nothing in the First and Second season depiction of Gene's vision that says "Pro-Conservative".
* UnderminedByReality: Even worse than the original series. The series follows Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future: Earth has embraced pro-conservative, anti-socialist 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 Gene's vision, often frustrated that their scripts were often rejected or changed for the worse and they began abandoning the his vision as Gene involvement in the series decreased.
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* UnderminedByReality: Even worse than the original series. The series follows Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future: Earth has embraced pro-conservative, anti-socialist 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 Gene's vision, often frustrated that their scripts were often rejected or changed for the worse and they began abandoning the his vision as Gene involvement in the series decreased.
4th Feb '16 9:51:25 PM Lance
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** Data [[TinMan does have emotions]], his programming just bypasses them deliberately. This is the cause of his ''almost'' emotional moments throughout the series, the times where he states a want to do things (like become more human, serve in Starfleet, paint), expresses friendship for Geordi and the others, and lies about trying to kill Kivas Fajo. The emotion chip just removes the overwrite and allows Data to experience full emotion.
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** Data [[TinMan does have emotions]], his programming just bypasses them deliberately. This is the cause of his ''almost'' emotional moments throughout the series, the times where he states a want to do things (like become more human, serve in Starfleet, paint), expresses friendship for Geordi and the others, and lies about trying to kill Kivas Fajo. The emotion chip just removes the overwrite and allows Data to experience full emotion. Given that his predecessors turned out to be incapable of growth beyond his most basic programming (B-4), and then turned out to become sociopathic when given free reign over their emotions (Lore), [[ItMakesSenseInContext there is a certain progression in Soong designing Data to be capable of limited emotion, but with an inhibitor in place to supress its excesses]].
27th Jan '16 7:17:06 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** It's broadly agreed that the first bona-fide unquestioned 10/10 classic episode for the series was season 2's [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan 'The Measure of a Man']].
21st Jan '16 12:30:38 AM MythrilMothV3
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*** Doubles as HarsherInHindsight for fans of ''[[Series/BreakingBad Breaking Bad]]'', where John de Lancie plays an air traffic controller [[spoiler:whose daughter dies of a drug overdose, causing him to become distracted and inattentive when he returns to work too soon, leading to a midair collision that kills hundreds.]]
20th Jan '16 11:52:13 PM MythrilMothV3
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** "The High Ground" gives us Alexana Devos, whose dialogue frequently consists of ham-fisted, pithy propaganda about the evils of terrorism. -->"In a world where children blow up children, everyone's a threat."
1st Jan '16 5:40:11 AM AdamC
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Not sure if it's exactly flame-bait given the deconstructive nature, but gonna elaborate a little to be safe.
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* RelationshipSue: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate", when the Enterprise unknowingly winds up transporting a woman who's been raised and designed to be a Relationship Sue to whatever man she happens to be with. After being encouraged to make her own choices and formulate her own beliefs, she's forced to realize how empty her existence as a RelationshipSue is, as she essentially has no thoughts or feelings of her own.
31st Dec '15 6:06:13 PM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Arguably, [[HospitalHottie Nurse]] [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Lanel Lanel]] from the episode (not movie) "First Contact" is this. She happens to be at the hospital where her people take Riker TheCasanova after catching him infiltrating their society, and insists that he [[BoldlyComing have sex with her]] before she'll help him escape. Sound like a common Trekkie fantasy to you? [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Bebe_Neuwirth Bebe Neuwirth]], who played her, all but admitted that's what it was, and it's right there in the show. In the end, this little fling doesn't really accomplish anything other than to add a little variety to the responses from the alien planet's people at discovering that space aliens really do exist among them.

* CreatorsPet: Wesley Crusher, the former TropeNamer, also [[ExaggeratedTrope an especially severe case]] since, by varying amounts, he fits ''EVERY'' criterion of both Creator's Pet and TheScrappy. In the case of Wesley himself, they alternated between praising Wesley for no reason and [[NotNowKiddo rudely dismissing]] Wesley for no reason, depending on which would make Wesley look better. He might have been more tolerable if he hadn't been given an "important" role in so many episodes. Indeed, the episodes that actually focus on him are SoOkayItsAverage, so he's a lot better when he's not shoehorned into the spotlight in everyone else's episodes. Considering Gene Roddenberry's middle name is ''Wesley'', he could be a bona fide CanonSue as well. Wil Wheaton himself was well aware of how much the fans hated the character, and eventually asked the writers to cut it out or write him out of the show, resulting in both.
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* CreatorsPet: Wesley Crusher, the former TropeNamer, also [[ExaggeratedTrope an especially severe case]] since, by varying amounts, he fits ''EVERY'' criterion of both Creator's Pet and TheScrappy. In the case of Wesley himself, they alternated between praising Wesley for no reason and [[NotNowKiddo rudely dismissing]] Wesley for no reason, depending on which would make Wesley look better. He might have been more tolerable if he hadn't been given an "important" role in so many episodes. Indeed, the episodes that actually focus on him are SoOkayItsAverage, so he's a lot better when he's not shoehorned into the spotlight in everyone else's episodes. Considering Gene Roddenberry's middle name is ''Wesley'', he could be a bona fide CanonSue as well. Wil Wheaton himself was well aware of how much the fans hated the character, and eventually asked the writers to cut it out or write him out of the show, resulting in both.

* EinsteinSue: In "The Naked Now" Wesley, while under an effect that mimics drunkenness, comes up with a way to reverse the ship's tractor beam while the chief engineer (who is ''not'' drunk) watches in stupefaction. Even after he's started doing stuff, she still doesn't see what he's getting at. Mind, she was selected over all the qualified engineers in Starfleet as chief engineer on probably the most coveted and competitive ship in the Federation, and this drunk-ass teenager can do her job a hundred times better.

* OneSceneWonder: Sarek in "Unification I". * RelationshipSue: Played straight and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate".
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* OneSceneWonder: Sarek in "Unification I". * RelationshipSue: Played straight and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in "The Perfect Mate".I"..

* ValuesDissonance: Roddenberry created Wesley out of belief that kids like him needed a role model to deal with the bullying they were receiving. Now that nerds have become far more socially accepted, seeing one of them portrayed as such a shameless MarySue is even more off-putting than it was originally.
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* ValuesDissonance: Roddenberry created Wesley out of belief that kids like him needed a role model to deal with the bullying they were receiving. Now that nerds have become far more socially accepted, seeing one of them portrayed as such a shameless MarySue so good is even more off-putting than it was originally.
25th Dec '15 7:38:13 PM AdamC
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** Some viewers were put off by Picard's angry speech in "Who Watches the Watchers", which appeared to be suggesting that a mere belief in a higher power amounted to superstition, ignorance and fear. This was probably a case of MisBlamed, because Picard was not describing religion in general, but the cast-off religion of the Mintakans, whose believe in the "Overseer" did in fact lead to those very things.
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** Some viewers were put off by Picard's angry speech in "Who Watches the Watchers", which appeared to be suggesting that a mere belief in a higher power amounted to superstition, ignorance and fear. This was probably a case of MisBlamed, because Picard was not describing religion in general, but specifically talking about the cast-off religion of the Mintakans, whose believe in the "Overseer" did in fact lead to those very things.things. Some fans take issue with the episode since aspects of Picard's speech still sound as if they're applicable to religion in general. -->"Horrifying... Dr. Barron, your report describes how rational these people are. Millennia ago, they abandoned their belief in the supernatural. Now you are asking me to sabotage that achievement, to send them back into the dark ages of superstition and ignorance and fear? No!"
25th Dec '15 7:23:45 PM AdamC
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* {{Squick}}: In "The Cost of Living" Lwaxana (an older woman played by an actress at 60) and Alexandra (a little boy whose actor was 11) take a seemingly-naked mudbath together. It's entirely platonic, but while this sort of behavior might be more acceptable by the twenty-fourth century, it's rather disgusting to some viewers ''now.''
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* {{Squick}}: In "The Cost of Living" Lwaxana (an older woman played by an actress at 60) and Alexandra Alexander (a little boy whose actor was 11) take a seemingly-naked mudbath together. It's entirely platonic, but while this sort of behavior might be more acceptable by the twenty-fourth century, it's rather disgusting to some viewers ''now.''
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