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April 23, 2014

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Code of Honor

Title: Code of Honor Original Air Date: October 12, 1987 Written by: Katharyn Powers and Michael Baron Directed by: Russ Mayberry Episode: S01E04 Stardate: 41235.25 Synopsis: The inhabitants of the Federation planet Styris IV had the fish for dinner, leading to an outbreak of deadly Anchilles fever. With Styris IV's fate in the hands of Acting President Ted Striker and his intern Elaine,...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Angel One

Title: Angel One Original Air Date: January 25, 1988 Written by: Patrick Barry Directed by: Michael Rhodes Episode: S01E14 Stardate: 41636.9 Synopsis: The Enterprise comes across the long-lost freighter Odin, which has been missing since Captain Hazelwood crashed the ship into an asteroid seven years ago. Three escape pods are missing and assumed to be on their way to Tatooine, but since the...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Datalore

Title: Datalore Original Air Date: January 18, 1988 Teleplay by: Robert Lewin and Gene Roddenberry Story by: Robert Lewin and Maurice Hurley Directed by: Rob Bowman Episode: S01E013 Stardate: 41242.4 Synopsis: After dropping off a bunch of Human Horn for Lurr in the Omicron Persei system, the Enterprise cruises into the nearby Omicron Theta system, to pay a visit to Data's home planet. Omicon...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye

Title: The Big Goodbye Original Air Date: January 11, 1988 Written By: Tracy Torme Directed by: Joseph L. Scanlan Episode: S01E012 Stardate: 41997.7 The Enterprise is on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan, and the imperial senate will not stand for -- oh. Wait. Sorry. Wrong Star. Let's start over, shall we? The Enterprise is on a diplomatic mission to meet the Jarada, an alien species with a...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Haven

Title: Haven Original Air Date: November 30, 1987 Teleplay By: Tracy Torme Story By: Tracy Torme and Lan Okun Directed by: Richard Compton Episode: S01E011 Stardate: 41294.5 Synopsis: The Enterprise is in orbit around a planet known as Haven, a planet so beautiful, Picard tells us, legends say it has mystical healing powers. Data intelligently points out that the legend is entirely...

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TV Squad blogger: Wil Wheaton

Craziest/Funniest TV Squad Comment: I couldn't point to just one, but the readers who think American Idol is Serious Business are pretty awesome. If you were only able to watch one TV show, what would it be? The Twilight Zone. It's an anthology with lots of science fiction in it, so I'd be able to watch it for a long time before I got bored. Most overrated and underrated TV show (current or...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q

Title: Hide and Q Original Air Date: November 23, 1987 Teleplay By: C.J. Holland and Gene Roddenberry Story By: C.J. Holland Directed by: Cliff Bole Episode: S01E010 Stardate: 41590.5 Synopsis: The Enterprise receives a distress call from a colony on Quadra Sigma III, which is just a few planets before eMac Sigma III. There's been an accident, and they need urgent medical attention. The colonists...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle

Title: The Battle Original Air Date: November 16, 1987 Teleplay By: Herbert J. Wright Story By: Larry Forrester Directed by: Rob Bowman Episode: S01E09 Stardate: 41723.9 Synopsis: On an order from Starfleet (official directive #9: Justify the Plot of the Show), the Enterprise has rendezvoused with a Ferengi ship in the Xendi Sabu system, famous across the entire galaxy for its delicious...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (Part II)

Title: Encounter At Farpoint (Part II) Original Air Date: September 28, 1987 Written By: D.C. Fontana and Gene Roddenberry Directed by: Corey Allen Episode: S01E02 Stardate: 41174.2 Synopsis: When we last left our heroes, the Enterprise had just entered orbit around planet Deneb IV, so that's a pretty good place to pick up the action, as an Excelsior class ship (in this case the USS Hood) pulls...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (Part I) (series premiere)

Title: Encounter At Farpoint (Part I) Original Air Date: September 28, 1987 Written By: D.C. Fontana and Gene Roddenberry Directed by: Corey Allen Episode: S01E01 Stardate: 41153.7 Synopsis: The Enterprise, which is huge and beautiful and majestic, cruises through space toward the camera, and Trekkies who have waited since the 60s to have new Star Trek on television let out a mighty cheer. The...

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