Their Sails Unfurled: Season 5
Posted Mar 17, 2005 @ 3:33 PM
I like "I, Borg". Some people don't care for the humanization of the Borg, but I think it's part of Trek's message. Our enemies, no matter how strange and alien they are or how badly they want to hurt us, are ultimately just people too.
Posted Mar 17, 2005 @ 3:46 PM
And Geordi was actually nice in that episode. Hunh.
I can't say which season I liked best, but the episodes you listed are certainly some of my favorites, especially "Darmok", "Inner Light", and the aformentioned "I, Borg".
Edited by frenchtoast, Mar 17, 2005 @ 3:46 PM.
Posted Mar 17, 2005 @ 4:12 PM
Posted Mar 19, 2005 @ 7:02 AM
I have to give a shoutout to "Unification." Its one of my favorite episodes and Spock never wears thin for me. I also liked, "The Next Phase."
Posted Mar 20, 2005 @ 1:13 PM
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Posted Jul 27, 2005 @ 11:25 AM
Also liked "I, Borg" and "Inner Light".
Posted Jul 27, 2005 @ 12:16 PM
Posted Jul 27, 2005 @ 1:01 PM
This is especially of TNG, especially with the love-of-my-life storylines.
So many times, a TV character goes through a life-changing experience in an episode, only to have it forgotten in the next.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 @ 10:56 AM
Posted Jul 28, 2005 @ 11:36 AM
Edited by Gilmel, Jul 28, 2005 @ 3:26 PM.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 @ 3:13 PM
Gosh, it was an outstanding hour of television.
Posted Jul 28, 2005 @ 6:47 PM
Edited by lorien829, Jul 28, 2005 @ 6:48 PM.
Posted Jul 29, 2005 @ 3:21 PM
The only thing that bugs me (still!) was when TNG had a marathon a couple of years ago, hosted by some of the cast. Patrick Stewart introduced "Darmok" and mentioned it featured "a young Ashley Judd".
He didn't even mention Paul Winfield! Not one word!
Ashley Judd!!! WTF!!!
It still bugs, because that was a fabulous acting job by Winfield and an extremely imaginative script with a great premise so well executed. I love the idea of a language based on metaphor, and Winfield's captain conveyed such a lovely range of emotions that helped carry the whole story.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 @ 11:37 AM
Posted Jul 30, 2005 @ 1:20 PM
Posted Jul 30, 2005 @ 1:40 PM
As sad as that is, it was even sadder that they made Ashley Wesley's girlfriend in "The Game". Yeah - that's believable.
Actually, I think it totally is. Both of them are outrageous MarySues. Better they hook up with each other than dilute the gene pool for the rest of humanity.
Actually, even in first run, I hated the game, but I was in love with Robin (didn't realize what an MS she was until later). I was kind of hoping that she might have come back for Nemesis, but since Wes' scenes were all cut, hers would have been too.
Edited by Harrison Fjord, Jul 30, 2005 @ 1:44 PM.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 @ 2:44 PM
They did make Ashley kind of a geek in those eps, so I guess the Wesley pairing was a bit believable, since he was the uber geek.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 @ 3:14 PM
Posted Aug 8, 2005 @ 9:33 AM
But she was a complete nonentity in "Darmok". I don't care if it was her first role or not, but for Stewart to mention her rather than Winfield was ridiculous. It still bugs me, probably because "Darmok" is my favorite tv scifi ep for any show, and Winfield is such a great, but so underrated, actor.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 @ 5:06 PM
It reminds me of something I loved about the 5th season though: the opening credits, when they added the streaks coming off the title card. I remember thinking, back in '91, just how awesome that was, largely because it was a change, and Trek just didn't change back then, except for uniforms.
Sadly, I would grow to realize over the next decade that opening credit and uniform changes were about the limit to which any Trek, except DS9, would be allowed to change beyond its premise.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 @ 2:15 PM
I actually just saw an episode the other day with the streaks and remembered how much I hated them. I think they changed them back later, right? They're only around for part of the 5th season or so.
It reminds me of something I loved about the 5th season though: the opening credits, when they added the streaks coming off the title card.
Posted Aug 26, 2005 @ 3:19 PM
Posted Aug 26, 2005 @ 6:23 PM
Darmok and The Inner Light are my 2 fav episodes; my favorite of any particular day depends on my mood when you ask me.
Darmok, that a whole species would go to such lengths for simple communication, understanding, just floored me. I always imagined Paul Winfield's character to be the Picard of his world, and his quiet, inner strength and fierce desire to connect still resonate with me.
The Inner Light. Man, I cried when I first saw that one. With almost the same principle as Darmok, that a race of people would want so much to connect and share themselves, and have something of them live on in the memory of another... And I agree, that flute at the end does it to me every time. I'm getting teary now just typing.
I don't always catch TNG on Spike, but those are the first 2 episodes I look for. They don't seem to show them as much as other episodes, but when they ARE on, I call my sisters, my mom... "Shaka, when the walls fell" is a family quote.
Okay, today's favorite episode is The Inner Light. I'd say it, and the Six Feet Under finale this past Sunday night are probably 2 of the best episodes ever on television.
Too bad TNG never got the awards/Emmy recognition it deserved.
Edited by AdrienneP, Aug 26, 2005 @ 6:24 PM.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 @ 3:40 PM
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Posted Aug 29, 2005 @ 4:53 PM
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Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 6:55 PM
Troi's hair is completely out of control, but it was 1992
Actually, I thought that Season 5 was the first season that Troi's hair looked halfway decent. Season 1 of course had her in that ridiculous bun, but seasons 2 through 4 just had her hair hanging kind of limp and ratty. At least in S5, she got some curl and some volume. I also enjoyed watching her give that telepathic rapist quite the butt-kicking in "Violations" (even if he did eventually toss her across the room). Heh...maybe she started taking Worf's self-defense classes after "QPid," when she discovered that she was only good for bashing flower pots against people's heads.