I love having all of Star Trek The Next Generation on DVD – and all the films on Blu Ray. But I should probably actually watch them all again…
I’ve been rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation lately. Well, I use the term “lately” loosely; it’s been a little while. However, I stopped at an interesting point: the middle of The Best of Both Worlds.
I haven’t really watched the show other than occasionally catching some in syndication since back when I was watching episodes we recorded on VHS. But I got the whole series on DVD, and realized I owed it to my old memories of the show to watch it.
Rewatching the first few seasons, I am realizing how iconic they were in many ways, how they shape the idea of what the show was. They were good enough for the show to continue, after all. However, I remember more of the later seasons, so I’m excited to move on and rewatch some of those episodes. But for now, a few thoughts on rewatching the first few seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
Alright, I want to talk about the recent Star Trek movies, and what I think a good next sort of plot would be. To do so, I think spoilers will be unavoidable, so I just wanted to throw that out there now. If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Into Darkness yet, go forth to the movie theater and do so. Then come back and you can read on.
There have been a couple of different plot sources so far, so while there has been some reaction against their source in the second one, I want to point out that there was something different in the first one. And that means we need to move into spoilerville. Onwards!
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Tagged Peter David, Q Continuum, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds, The Borg, The Planet Killer, Vendetta
Time Travel makes for an interesting plot, and might come up a lot in science fiction with high levels of technology. If the essentials are there, what’s to stop someone from traveling through time? Then, added fun, what’s to stop someone from doing it again?
When your time machine is your starship, and there are lots of those, well… the timeline can get interesting. And when you only use time travel in emergency situations, those emergencies can start stacking on each other in such a way that things could very easily fall apart.
As the Doctor might say, history is in flux, and time can be rewritten. So what does that look like in the world of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Continue reading
Posted in Books, Movies, Science Fiction, Time Travel, TV Shows
Tagged Alternate Timeline, David Mack, Engines of Destiny, Gene DeWeese, Star Trek, Star Trek: Destiny, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: The Original Series, The Borg