STTNG – Lonely Among Us

If Where no one has Gone Before was good primarily because it’s true to theme, Lonely Among Us proves that being a “real Star Trek” episode only makes up for so much. In this one, a mysterious energy bolt that the Enterprise picked up while passing by an energy cloud jumps from person to person,…

STTNG – Where no one has Gone Before

Where no one has Gone Before is one of the better episodes of the first season – and for that reason also one of the last good episodes of Star Trek ever filmed – from a certain point of view. It’s the sort of thing that Star Trek is supposed to be about. A mysterious…

STTNG – The Last Outpost

Three episodes in: we come to The Last Outpost – traditionally the first season episode I loved to hate (well, OK, Angel One is worse by a lot, I admit, but it’s so bad it’s beneath me to complain about it, and you can too). So my expectations were pretty low going in – which…

STTNG – Code of Honor

Next up: Code of Honor – the episode everyone loves to hate. The Enterprise needs to get one of those vaccines that can only be manufactured on one planet by one alien race, despite the fact that (a) Starfleet has replicator technology and (b) the aliens planet in question are constantly described as “primitive” compared…

STTNG – The Naked Now

Inspired by Abigail Nussbaum’s retrospective on Star Trek: the Next Generation, I’ve decided to go through the series myself, and first up is The Naked Now – which Wil Wheaton gave a D+. Was it really THAT bad? True that it pales in comparison to The Naked Time, the original series episode to which it…

And Now Sumi Didn’t Say what she Said? Or Did She?

OK, this post is completely stolen from commenter MJW, commenting on Rick Esenberg’s most recent post about the Sumi decision. (In a nutshell, she’s just ruled that the controversial law is NOT in effect, despite having been published, because … well, the ruling doesn’t actually say why the method of publication used is invalid. It’s…

Pressing the Issue

Here’s some rockin’ poll analysis from the Canadian Press: The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey found 29 per cent of respondents would prefer a Conservative majority under Prime Minister Harper; another eight per cent would prefer a Tory minority. Sixteen per cent would prefer a majority led by Liberal Leader Ignatieff, 12 per cent a Grit…