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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1 (1987 - 1988)
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Dr. Beverly Crusher
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Lt. Cmdr. Dexter Remmick
Adm. Gregory Quinn
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Next Generation, arguably the most successful and recognisable of all the many offshoots of the Trek franchise, deserves the special treatment.
[TNG], as it was called by fans, had the same wonderfully cosmic-pulpy feel of the original, and helped kick off a slew of other Trek-related series that kept the property as fresh as a Romulan daisy.
But, for all of its silliness, the first season succeeded where it needed to: It introduced viewers to the characters who would carry the torch through six more seasons, the new crew of the Starship Enterprise.
Star Trek aims to fill the eye and engage the mind; it has a long way to boldly go at both. But the new beginning is not without its rejuvenating properties, and there's nothing else on the air quite like it.
The new cast is fine ([Patrick] Stewart is a very interesting actor) and the story, although not very deep, inspired or mind-melding, has a nice payoff. But getting there takes much too long.
Those of us who have been less diligent in our viewing habits, though, may see the spinoff as energetically entertaining sci-fi stuff, an alternately spirited and silly piece.
The show has aged well, especially with this new restoration driving the visuals and bringing new details to life (more on that below). And even some of the bad episodes have their charm.
It's probably the best pure cast in terms of acting talent that any entry in the series has ever had.
Like a lot of Part Ones, this first season did a lot of unglamorous grunt work for the benefit of later entries.
It's hard to say if it's entertaining or entertainingly bad, but either way it IS entertaining.
Despite the season's high points, there are some real stinkers here.
Audience Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1
Oct 29, 2020Oh my great life star trek
Oct 27, 2020The next generation is a great series
Sep 24, 2020A few standout episodes such as "Heart of Glory" and "Arsenal of Freedom", and the notable concept/moral science fiction links don't save it from being a mostly forgettable season. Not to mention particularly rotten episodes such as "Skin of Evil" and "Code of Honor" that are disrespectful and racist, respectively. Watch the first episode and maybe the two standout ones, but its unremarkable otherwise, as far as I'm concerned.
Aug 14, 2020Season 1 has a lot of writers from TOS and it shows. Some of the episodes did not age well at all (Code of Honor comes to mind.) That being said it's still the start of my favorite television series of all time, and I can't bring myself to rate it lower than 4/5.
Aug 13, 2020Plain simple classic. Has his ups and downs but every minute of it is still way better than anything new produced by the Kurzman folks.
Jul 12, 2020Fall asleep to this show for years, but also have actually watched every episode awake as well
Jun 28, 2020Fantastic stories, imaginative beings and worlds, profound explorations of human nature that can teach us all so much. Love the characters in the crew - positively diverse. Start at the beginning knowing that it gets better and better. Truly great series.
Jun 27, 2020Excellent. I love this season, the start for something brilliant.
May 15, 2020A couple of episodes were rough, but besides that this is a decent start to one of the greatest TV shows ever
Feb 12, 2020Undeniably adventurous, charming, and socially aware.