Since Netflix has made it possible to marathon lots of older TV series at my leisure, I have been meaning to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation.
When the show initially came on I was just starting grade school. The show was on at 10:30 on Saturday nights and I rarely got a chance to watch the show when it was on. I have a few memories of watching Tasha Yar get murdered by the tar pit and Q giving Data the chance to laugh for the first time.
Over the years I probably saw about two thirds of the episodes in syndication, but there were a lot of them that I have never seen, including “The Inner Light”, which I know is considered to be one of the best Star Trek episodes of all time.
Today I completed the series and I had someone mention the idea of putting out a blog post talking about my top ten favorite episodes.
I realized as I went through thinking about it that there was a common theme among my favorite episodes and that there were a lot of episodes that I thought were important, but were not among my favorites for whatever reason.
I figured out this was too large of an undertaking for me to do in one blog post, so I am doing one post about each of my favorite episodes and I will also do one for each of the episodes I didn’t include among my favorites that I would like to talk about anyway.
My top ten won’t be in any particular order. I have some that are in my top ten and some that are in my top three and I don’t really want to spend too much time figuring out the specific order.
I will link back to this post when I put up a new episode “review”.