I have been (very slowly) rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I recently finished up Season 5, and it was an interesting turn for the show. The show had matured or aged or some other term, and it was looking for a bit of a spark.
There’s the obvious, of course – the addition of Ro Laren. It reminds me a lot of Buffy season 5, looking back at it: inserting a new character into the mix to inject a bit of new perspective and life into the show. But it’s not all that changed this season, so let me share a couple of my larger observations with you!