History YMMV / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

19th Jul '16 3:55:05 AM eowynjedi
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* WhatAnIdiot: Though Geordi is by no means a stupid man, he does miss a rather obvious solution in "The Next Phase". When he's rendered intangible but discovers he leaves detectable particles when interacting with solid matter, he starts sticking his hand through panels that Data is decontaminating in an effort to be noticed. When Data failed to realizes this wasn't random, Geordi just gives up in frustration rather than trying to draw letters or some other pattern that would make it obvious the contamination had a sentient source.
12th Jul '16 10:50:47 AM Avenging-Hobbits
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** "Who Watches The Watchers": Religion is a dangerous tool that inspires hero worship, violence among primitive societies, and can decay societal advancement. Whether or not you agree with that, the episode only functions because that is its anvil.
7th Jun '16 8:49:39 PM Temmere
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** "Where Silence Has Lease". Once again Picard is happy to set off the auto destruct but it takes Pulaski (of all people) to remind him what an overreaction that may be. Rather than 50% of the crew being killed, Picard will merrily slaughter 100%

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** "Where Silence Has Lease". Once again Picard is happy to set off the auto destruct but it takes Pulaski (of all people) to remind him what an overreaction that may be. Rather than 50% of the crew being killed, Picard will merrily slaughter 100% 100%. (This is also one of those episodes that ignores the fact that there are civilians -- including ''children'' -- on board the ship.)
2nd Jun '16 11:24:21 AM eowynjedi
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* UnfortunateImplications: The much-loathed episode "Code of Honor" features a race of savage black people. How much of this was due to an honest miscommunication between the director and the script-writer is debatable, but either way, director [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Russ_Mayberry Russ Mayberry]] was fired mid-filming for racist behavior and being abrasive with the actors. ''Trek'' reviewer Website/SFDebris discussed this at length in [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/t104.php his review of the episode]].

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* UnfortunateImplications: The much-loathed episode "Code of Honor" features a race of savage black people. How much of this was due to an honest miscommunication between the director and the script-writer is debatable, but either way, director [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Russ_Mayberry Russ Mayberry]] was fired mid-filming for racist behavior and being abrasive with the actors. Wil Wheaton and Jonathan Frakes have both expressed their disgust at the episode, and ''Trek'' reviewer Website/SFDebris discussed this at length in [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/t104.php his review of the episode]].
27th May '16 6:19:54 PM GhostlyBrony
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** The relationship between Q and Picard. It would be very difficult to explain away a lot of Q's behavior without attributing it to a crush he's harboring for Captain Picard. Q makes it a point to pester Picard with numerous challenges and snarks at the man every chance he gets, ostensibly making him Picard's nemesis. However the level of chemistry and familiarity that Q has with Picard makes the tests seem like an excuse to flirt. This is '''not helped''' by Q's violation of Picard's personal space. Additionally, Q's punishments directed towards Picard's rejections often come off as the reaction of a scorned lover. In "Qpid", Q makes the observation that the feminine wiles of women are a weakness that Picard is vulnerable to; showcased by how embarrassing his interactions with Vash were around his crew. Q muses that had he known this earlier he would have shown up as a woman to exploit Picard's weakness (as an EnergyBeing Q isn't a he or a she, because he lacks a biological gender). Also take a gander at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXefQxyMj_A this scene]] from "Tapestry" shown out of context. [[note]]In context Q has saved Picard's life from a fatal injury received during a mission, and has taken him back in time to fix any mistakes he regrets from his past. One of the changes Picard makes is the decision to pursue a romantic affair with a female friend of his he knew right before his career started. After having sex with her Picard wakes up the following morning to the sensation of a hand touching his face, but when he turns around Q has taken her place. Despite a brief jolt, Picard stays in bed and proceeds to have a quite civil chat with Q while lying naked under the covers.[[/note]] Without context one would think the chat they have is about a relationship ''between them''.

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** The relationship between Q and Picard. It would be very difficult to explain away a lot of Q's behavior without attributing it to a crush he's harboring for Captain Picard. Q makes it a point to pester Picard with numerous challenges and snarks at the man every chance he gets, ostensibly making him Picard's nemesis. However the level of chemistry and familiarity that Q has with Picard makes the tests seem like an excuse to flirt. This is '''not helped''' by Q's violation of Picard's personal space. Additionally, Q's punishments directed towards Picard's rejections often come off as the reaction of a scorned lover. In "Qpid", Q makes the observation that the feminine wiles of women are a weakness that Picard is vulnerable to; showcased by how embarrassing his interactions with Vash were around his crew. Q muses that had he known this earlier he would have shown up as a woman to exploit Picard's weakness (as an EnergyBeing Q isn't a he or a she, because he lacks a biological gender). Also take a gander at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXefQxyMj_A this scene]] from "Tapestry" shown out of context. [[note]]In context Q has saved Picard's life from a fatal injury received during a mission, and has taken him back in time to fix any mistakes he regrets from his past. One of the changes Picard makes is the decision to pursue a romantic affair with a female friend of his he knew right before his career started. After having sex with her Picard wakes up the following morning to the sensation of a hand touching his face, but when he turns around Q has taken her place. Despite a brief jolt, Picard stays in bed and proceeds to have a quite civil chat with Q while lying naked under the covers.[[/note]] Without context one would think the chat they have is about a relationship ''between them''. For what it's worth, [[WordOfGod John De Lancie and Ronald D. Moore were of the opinion]] that Q was in love with Picard, but it never really goes beyond subtext.
27th May '16 6:12:10 PM GhostlyBrony
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** The relationship between Q and Picard. It would be very difficult to explain away a lot of Q's behavior without attributing it to a crush he's harboring for Captain Picard. Q makes it a point to pester Picard with numerous challenges and snarks at the man every chance he gets, ostensibly making him Picard's nemesis. However the level of chemistry and familiarity that Q has with Picard makes the tests seem like an excuse to flirt. This is '''not helped''' by Q's violation of Picard's personal space. Additionally, Q's punishments directed towards Picard's rejections often come off as the reaction of a scorned lover. In "QPid", Q makes the observation that the feminine wiles of women are a weakness that Picard is vulnerable to; showcased by how embarrassing his interactions with Vash were around his crew. Q muses that had he known this earlier he would have shown up as a woman to exploit Picard's weakness (as an EnergyBeing Q isn't a he or a she, because he lacks a biological gender). Also take a gander at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXefQxyMj_A this scene]] from "Tapestry" shown out of context. [[note]]In context Q has saved Picard's life from a fatal injury received during a mission, and has taken him back in time to fix any mistakes he regrets from his past. One of the changes Picard makes is the decision to pursue a romantic affair with a female friend of his he knew right before his career started. After having sex with her Picard wakes up the following morning to the sensation of a hand touching his face, but when he turns around Q has taken her place. Despite a brief jolt, Picard stays in bed and proceeds to have a quite civil chat with Q while lying naked under the covers.[[/note]] Without context one would think the chat they have is about a relationship ''between them''.

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** The relationship between Q and Picard. It would be very difficult to explain away a lot of Q's behavior without attributing it to a crush he's harboring for Captain Picard. Q makes it a point to pester Picard with numerous challenges and snarks at the man every chance he gets, ostensibly making him Picard's nemesis. However the level of chemistry and familiarity that Q has with Picard makes the tests seem like an excuse to flirt. This is '''not helped''' by Q's violation of Picard's personal space. Additionally, Q's punishments directed towards Picard's rejections often come off as the reaction of a scorned lover. In "QPid", "Qpid", Q makes the observation that the feminine wiles of women are a weakness that Picard is vulnerable to; showcased by how embarrassing his interactions with Vash were around his crew. Q muses that had he known this earlier he would have shown up as a woman to exploit Picard's weakness (as an EnergyBeing Q isn't a he or a she, because he lacks a biological gender). Also take a gander at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXefQxyMj_A this scene]] from "Tapestry" shown out of context. [[note]]In context Q has saved Picard's life from a fatal injury received during a mission, and has taken him back in time to fix any mistakes he regrets from his past. One of the changes Picard makes is the decision to pursue a romantic affair with a female friend of his he knew right before his career started. After having sex with her Picard wakes up the following morning to the sensation of a hand touching his face, but when he turns around Q has taken her place. Despite a brief jolt, Picard stays in bed and proceeds to have a quite civil chat with Q while lying naked under the covers.[[/note]] Without context one would think the chat they have is about a relationship ''between them''.
27th May '16 6:11:11 PM GhostlyBrony
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** Picard/Q. It's difficult to explain Q's behavior around Captain Picard without thinking it's due to a huge crush on the man. Q goes out of his way to pester the man with various unique challenges and frequently snarks at the man, ostensibly making him a nemesis to Picard; however, the level of chemistry and familiarity Q shows to the Captain makes it seem like an excuse to flirt. This is '''not helped''' by Q's violation of Picard's personal space. In addition to this Q's punishments in response to Picard's rejections come off like the reaction of a scorned lover. In "Qpid" Q makes the observation that Picard's romance with Vash had made him emotionally soppy and sentimental, and adds with glee that had he known such a weakness existed earlier than Q would have appeared to Captain Picard as a woman to exploit it (since Q is an EnergyBeing this means the entity has no inherent gender). Also take a gander at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXefQxyMj_A this scene]] from "Tapestry" shown out of context. [[note]]In context Q has saved Picard's life from a fatal injury received during a mission, and has taken him back in time to fix any mistakes he regrets from his past. One of the changes Picard makes is the decision to pursue a romantic affair with a female friend of his he knew right before his career started. After having sex with her Picard wakes up the following morning to the sensation of a hand touching his face, but when he turns around Q has taken her place. Despite a brief jolt, Picard stays in bed and proceeds to have a quite civil chat with Q while lying naked under the covers.[[/note]] Without context one would think the chat they have is about a relationship ''between them''.

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** Picard/Q. It's The relationship between Q and Picard. It would be very difficult to explain away a lot of Q's behavior around without attributing it to a crush he's harboring for Captain Picard without thinking it's due to Picard. Q makes it a huge crush on the man. Q goes out of his way point to pester the man Picard with various unique numerous challenges and frequently snarks at the man, man every chance he gets, ostensibly making him a nemesis to Picard; however, Picard's nemesis. However the level of chemistry and familiarity that Q shows to the Captain has with Picard makes it the tests seem like an excuse to flirt. This is '''not helped''' by Q's violation of Picard's personal space. In addition to this Additionally, Q's punishments in response to directed towards Picard's rejections often come off like as the reaction of a scorned lover. In "Qpid" "QPid", Q makes the observation that Picard's romance the feminine wiles of women are a weakness that Picard is vulnerable to; showcased by how embarrassing his interactions with Vash had made him emotionally soppy and sentimental, and adds with glee were around his crew. Q muses that had he known such a weakness existed this earlier than Q he would have appeared to Captain Picard shown up as a woman to exploit it (since Q is Picard's weakness (as an EnergyBeing this means the entity has no inherent Q isn't a he or a she, because he lacks a biological gender). Also take a gander at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXefQxyMj_A this scene]] from "Tapestry" shown out of context. [[note]]In context Q has saved Picard's life from a fatal injury received during a mission, and has taken him back in time to fix any mistakes he regrets from his past. One of the changes Picard makes is the decision to pursue a romantic affair with a female friend of his he knew right before his career started. After having sex with her Picard wakes up the following morning to the sensation of a hand touching his face, but when he turns around Q has taken her place. Despite a brief jolt, Picard stays in bed and proceeds to have a quite civil chat with Q while lying naked under the covers.[[/note]] Without context one would think the chat they have is about a relationship ''between them''.
7th May '16 8:04:59 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Creator/WilWheaton is a rather impressive example of a meta-woobie. A child actor at the time whose career had for the most part been carefully shepherded through some excellently chosen roles (most notably Gordie in ''Film/StandByMe''), Wesley Crusher was chosen to be a role to cap out his childhood career and launch him as an adult actor. Instead, he found himself written into some of the worst scripts in the show, made into a walking example of everything wrong with TV at the time, and subjected to unconscionable abuse for writing decisions that were in no way his fault. No wonder he dropped out of acting entirely for a number of years after leaving the show.
7th May '16 7:31:41 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Though seasons 3 onward strove for a more timeless aesthetic, the first two seasons were filmed at the height of the 80s and hoo boy, do they look it.
6th May '16 7:07:41 AM aye_amber
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** An echo to the series as a whole as well, as StarTrekDeepSpaceNine was written and developed after Gene's passing, and depicted the Federation in a much more pessimistic light.

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** An echo to the series as a whole as well, as StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine was written and developed after Gene's passing, and depicted the Federation in a much more pessimistic light.
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