History YMMV / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

21st Jan '17 2:02:49 AM KJMackley
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** "Force of Nature" reveals that excessive use of warp capable ships and other subspace technology is damaging the fabric of subspace itself, slowly creating an approaching environmental collapse and will only increase exponentially over years. The allegory there was heavy handed and everyone knew it, which was a detriment to the episode.


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*** The producers themselves recognized the larger implications of the episode, as the {{applicability}} to similar real world figures was painfully obvious. The episode was also made about the same time Gene Roddenberry's health really went into decline.
21st Jan '17 1:45:36 AM KJMackley
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** Lwaxanna Troi was described by some critics as like a dentist drill in her first few appearances, with both "Haven" and "Manhunt" cringeworthy episodes (like most of the first few two seasons) and her overbearing personality contributing to that. Starting with "Menage a' Troi" in the third season, she became a lot more tolerable, even sympathetic while also being quite funny. Her last TNG episode "Dark Page" is considered one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s of the franchise.
3rd Jan '17 12:43:06 PM GunarmDyne
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** Kivas Fajo, from season 3's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E22TheMostToys The Most Toys]]", is a CollectorOfTheStrange with the attitude of a [[PsychopathicManchild sociopathic brat]], who uses his job as a trader to cover for his thievery of unique and valuable objects. After desiring to add Data, the only known sentient android in the galaxy to his collection, he[[WaterSourceTampering poisons an inhabited planet's water supply]] so [[PoisonAndCureGambit he can kidnap Data and cover it up as an accidental death while trading over the antidote]]. When Data is in his care, Fajo [[ItIsDehumanizing doesn't care about his sentience]] and degrades and humiliates him into catering to his whims, insistent that he's just another shiny object. When Data refuses to comply, Fajo eventually forces him to obey by threatening to kill his broken, co-dependent slave girlfriend Varria with a [[DeathRay Varon-T Disruptor]], which is illegal to carry in the Federation due to the [AgonyBeam agonizingly slow and torturous]] way it kills its targets from the inside out. When Varria helps Data escape, Fajo murders her with it and [[NeverMyFault pins the blame on Data]]. He then threatens to continue killing more of his own servants if Data keeps refusing to obey him, and even dismisses Varria's death by stating that he can easily find a replacement. Among the series's [[VillainOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]], Kivas Fajo is without a doubt among the worst.

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** Kivas Fajo, from season 3's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E22TheMostToys The Most Toys]]", is a CollectorOfTheStrange with the attitude of a [[PsychopathicManchild sociopathic brat]], who uses his job as a trader to cover for his thievery of unique and valuable objects. After desiring to add Data, the only known sentient android in the galaxy to his collection, he[[WaterSourceTampering poisons an inhabited planet's water supply]] so [[PoisonAndCureGambit he can kidnap Data and cover it up as an accidental death while trading over the antidote]]. When Data is in his care, Fajo [[ItIsDehumanizing doesn't care about his sentience]] and degrades and humiliates him into catering to his whims, insistent that he's just another shiny object. When Data refuses to comply, Fajo eventually forces him to obey by threatening to kill his broken, co-dependent slave girlfriend Varria with a [[DeathRay Varon-T Disruptor]], which is illegal to carry in the Federation due to the [AgonyBeam [[AgonyBeam agonizingly slow and torturous]] way it kills its targets from the inside out. When Varria helps Data escape, Fajo murders her with it and [[NeverMyFault pins the blame on Data]]. He then threatens to continue killing more of his own servants if Data keeps refusing to obey him, and even dismisses Varria's death by stating that he can easily find a replacement. Among the series's [[VillainOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]], Kivas Fajo is without a doubt among the worst.
17th Dec '16 12:38:23 PM StFan
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** Picard has become an image for the {{Facepalm}} (GallifreyBase actually has a Picard facepalm {{Emoticon}}) and general disbelief on the stupidity of a situation.

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** Picard has become an image for the {{Facepalm}} (GallifreyBase (Website/GallifreyBase actually has a Picard facepalm {{Emoticon}}) and general disbelief on the stupidity of a situation.
9th Nov '16 4:14:14 PM hullflyer
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** In "The Price", Devanani Ral is set up as a "gun for hire" with no morals other than achieving the upper hand in whatever negotiation he's been hired to negotiate. He even has an argument with Troi regarding when it's ethical to use empathic senses to gain an upper hand: Is it more ethical to use them during negotiations for property without telling the other side (as Ral does) or wait until your in a life or death situation and just tell your side what you sense (as Troi does)? Ral does have a point: When he does it, all that is won or lost is property; however when Troi does it, a lot more is at stake (i.e. lives at risk during a confrontation with the Romulans). Troi's reveal at the end of the episode that [[spoiler: that Ral had been using his empathic senses to manipulate the negotiations for the wormhole]] always came across as a little high handed (as least to this troper).

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** In "The Price", Devanani Ral is set up as a "gun for hire" with no morals other than achieving the upper hand in whatever negotiation he's been hired to negotiate. He even has an argument with Troi regarding when it's ethical to use empathic senses to gain an upper hand: Is it more ethical to use them during negotiations for property without telling the other side (as Ral does) or wait until your you're in a life or death situation and just tell your side what you sense (as Troi does)? Ral does have a point: When he does it, all that is won or lost is property; however when Troi does it, a lot more is at stake (i.e. lives at risk during a confrontation with the Romulans). Troi's reveal at the end of the episode that [[spoiler: that Ral had been using his empathic senses to manipulate the negotiations for the wormhole]] always can came across as a little high handed (as least to this troper).handed.
9th Nov '16 4:12:34 PM hullflyer
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** From "The Pegasus", many long-time viewers find themselves agreeing with Admiral Pressman's belief that the Federation is unnecessarily handicapping itself by not developing cloaking devices. The Klingons and Romulans are constantly shown to have a tactical and strategic advantage thanks to cloaks while the Federation isn't really shown investing in any sort of stealth technology. All this in the name of preserving a treaty that the Romulans constantly violate without serious repercussions. There's a point where HonorBeforeReason becomes TooDumbToLive.

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** From "The Pegasus", many long-time viewers find themselves agreeing with Admiral Pressman's belief that the Federation is unnecessarily handicapping itself by not developing cloaking devices. The Klingons and Romulans are constantly shown to have a tactical and strategic advantage thanks to cloaks while the Federation isn't really shown investing in any sort of stealth technology. All this in the name of preserving a treaty that the Romulans constantly violate without serious repercussions. There's a point where HonorBeforeReason becomes TooDumbToLive.TooDumbToLive[[note]]The real reason for this is because Roddenberry decreed that "Good guys don't hide themselves"[[/note]].
9th Nov '16 4:10:29 PM hullflyer
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** In "Descent, Part I" Admiral Nechayev has the events of "I Borg" explained to her. She [[PunishedForSympathy dresses down Picard]] for letting a potential opportunity to destroy the Borg Collective slip past, that being using the rescued Borg drone Hugh as a TyphoidMary to destroy the Collective with a cyberweapon, and leaves him with standing orders that if he gets another such opportunity he is to bury his conscience and take advantage of it. While Picard had done it because he had come to see Hugh as a person, and the episode is framed for us to agree with him and treat Nechayev as yet another InsaneAdmiral, consider this: The Borg have killed billions, minimum, and are inherently required to do so by their core programming, and thus represent an apocalyptic threat to every thinking creature in the entire galaxy. [[GodzillaThreshold At that point]], one must consider Spock's old standby that "{{the needs of the many}} outweigh the needs of the few or the one."

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** In "Descent, Part I" Admiral Nechayev has the events of "I Borg" explained to her. She [[PunishedForSympathy dresses down Picard]] for letting a potential opportunity to destroy the Borg Collective slip past, that being using the rescued Borg drone Hugh as a TyphoidMary to destroy the Collective with a cyberweapon, and leaves him with standing orders that if he gets another such opportunity he is to bury his conscience and take advantage of it. While Picard had done it because he had come to see Hugh as a person, and the episode is framed for us to agree with him and treat Nechayev as yet another InsaneAdmiral, consider this: The Borg have killed billions, minimum, and are inherently required to do so by their core programming, and thus represent an apocalyptic threat to every thinking creature in the entire galaxy. [[GodzillaThreshold At that point]], one must consider Spock's old standby that "{{the needs of the many}} outweigh the needs of the few or the one."" [[spoiler:If the events of Literature/StarTrekDestiny are canon, then Picard's refusal to use Hugh in this way did in fact have dire consequences - the final Borg/Federation war resulted in the deaths of over 70 ''billion'' sapient beings.]]
9th Nov '16 10:22:07 AM hullflyer
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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 he was specifically talking about the cast-off religion of the Mintakans, whose believe in the "Overseer" did in fact lead to those very 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.

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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 he was specifically talking about the cast-off religion of the Mintakans, whose believe belief in the "Overseer" did in fact lead to those very 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.
26th Oct '16 9:19:11 PM PaulA
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*** The StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel ''Triangle: Imzadi II'' by PeterDavid pretty much gave us the end of Worf[=/=]Troi. It involves Lwaxana Troi putting him through the paces, and a complex plot involving Sela and Thomas Riker.

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*** The StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel ''Triangle: Imzadi II'' by PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid pretty much gave us the end of Worf[=/=]Troi. It involves Lwaxana Troi putting him through the paces, and a complex plot involving Sela and Thomas Riker.
3rd Oct '16 5:04:10 PM ACW
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** Kivas Fajo from season 3's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E22TheMostToys The Most Toys]]" is a CollectorOfTheStrange who wants to add Data, the only known android in the galaxy, to his collection. To do this, he poisons the water supply of an inhabited planet so he can capture him. He treats people and sentient beings like property. Then he talks very matter-of-factly about how he'd like to try out a particularly cruel DeathRay called a Varon-T Disruptor, which is illegal in the Federation because of how slowly and painfully it destroys the body from the inside out. He later does use it on his girlfriend, who is really more of a broken, codependent slave. As far as ''Star Trek'''s villains of the week go, he's one of the worst.

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** Kivas Fajo Fajo, from season 3's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E22TheMostToys The Most Toys]]" Toys]]", is a CollectorOfTheStrange with the attitude of a [[PsychopathicManchild sociopathic brat]], who wants uses his job as a trader to cover for his thievery of unique and valuable objects. After desiring to add Data, the only known sentient android in the galaxy, galaxy to his collection. To do this, he collection, he[[WaterSourceTampering poisons the water supply of an inhabited planet planet's water supply]] so [[PoisonAndCureGambit he can capture him. He treats people kidnap Data and sentient beings like property. Then he talks very matter-of-factly cover it up as an accidental death while trading over the antidote]]. When Data is in his care, Fajo [[ItIsDehumanizing doesn't care about how he'd like his sentience]] and degrades and humiliates him into catering to try out his whims, insistent that he's just another shiny object. When Data refuses to comply, Fajo eventually forces him to obey by threatening to kill his broken, co-dependent slave girlfriend Varria with a particularly cruel DeathRay called a [[DeathRay Varon-T Disruptor, Disruptor]], which is illegal to carry in the Federation because of how slowly due to the [AgonyBeam agonizingly slow and painfully torturous]] way it destroys the body kills its targets from the inside out. When Varria helps Data escape, Fajo murders her with it and [[NeverMyFault pins the blame on Data]]. He later does use it on his girlfriend, who is really then threatens to continue killing more of his own servants if Data keeps refusing to obey him, and even dismisses Varria's death by stating that he can easily find a broken, codependent slave. As far as ''Star Trek'''s villains replacement. Among the series's [[VillainOfTheWeek Villains of the week go, he's one of Week]], Kivas Fajo is without a doubt among the worst.
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