Star Trek The Next Generation - Jean-Luc Picard Collection
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(Aug 03, 2004)
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- Seven of the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes featuring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard: The Big Goodbye, Sarek, Family, The Drumhead, Darmok, The Inner Light, Tapestry
- From Here to Infinity: a documentary of space exploration hosted by Patrick Stewart
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"The Big Goodbye" (Written by Tracy Torme, Season 1: Episode 11) is the comic relief episode of the set, albeit by default. Captain Picard takes a break from the difficult preparations to give a proper greeting to the Jarada by doing a Dixon Hill holodeck adventure. Picard is joined by Data, Dr. Crusher, and the ship's historian, Whalen in the scenario set in 1941 San Francisco when the holodeck malfunctions trapping the quartet with the safety parameters off. Whalen is killed and Picard has to play the Dixon Hill role for real.
"Sarek" (Story by Marc Cushman and Jake Jacobs, Teleplay by Peter S. Beagle, Season 3: Episode 23) has the Vulcan ambassador on a mission to establish relations between the Federation and the Legaran.Read more ›
The episodes selected are a curious lot. I certainly would have gone for some very different episodes than some of the ones included here. "The Big Goodbye" has Picard and his crew trapped in a detective holonovel that goes very, very wrong. "Sarek" focuses on the father of Spock. He's suffering from a form of dementia which manifests itself as strong emotions deflected into others. Picard must help him gain control. "Family" focuses on the aftermath of the two part episode "Best of Both Worlds" where the Borg attack the Enterprise. Picard decides to spent some time with his brother at the family vineyard in France. He and his brother rekindle a feud that has been going on for some time. The inclusion of this episode, while great, becomes meaningless without "Best of Both Worlds" parts 1 & 2.
In "The Drumhead" Picard serves with a well known Star Fleet admiral on a committee looking for disloyal members of his crew. This powerful episode reflects the McCarthy era witch hunt for communists. Picard is transported by an alien that uses metaphors to communicate of the Enterprise. They rematerialize on a world where the two must face an invisible foe.Read more ›
If you are a non-collector that just wants a "best of" series then sets like this are fine.
For example,there maybe fans that don't want to buy the largely mediocre first season of Star Trek:The Next Generation,but do want the Peabody Award winning episode "The Big Goodbye" from that season which is on this set. If that is the case,then this set is ideal for them.
In fact,one of the things that has been neglected by studios is that "best of" sets would be a good idea for fans of TV shows that don't want all of the episodes. I think that would be a very good thing.
"Best of" sets do have their place for fans that don't want to waste money on bad Trek episodes like "The Way To Eden,Angel One,Q-Less,Bride Of Chaotica" and other stinkers from the various Star Trek shows. I could make a bigger list of the bad episodes,but this review would take up too many pages.
Wouldn't it be nice if fans could buy the best episodes on any television series on one DVD set? I think that would be a great idea that would be embraced by some buyers.
This set also has a non-Trek documentary narrated by Patrick Stewart called "From Here To Infinity" which makes a nice extra.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shipping, product all timely and as advertised. Very happy with my purchase.Published 2 months ago by Joe K.
this is dvd is outstanding dvd set worth getting there is not one bad thing about itPublished 3 months ago by scott
The bonus program has been available previously as a stand alone VHS.
The 1994 production seems to rework some of Barrett's previous footage with expanded coverage on... Read more
Great collection verison of Star Trek episodes and worth purchasing through amazon if you are a fan of Star Trek.Published 20 months ago by Edward Kirven
Bought this set for the one episode "The Inner Light".....The best single episode of any of the other Star Trek Series. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by jerkowitz
There will always be disagreement as to which episodes should have been amoungst those selected, whilst suggestions are made that perhaps a larger collection would have been the... Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by a man from the east coast
I HAVE LOVED THE ENTIRE STAR TREK SERIES--ALL OF THEM!!! HAD TO ADD THIS DVD TO MY GROWING COLLECTION!!!! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!Published on July 7, 2010 by Joy L. Hunter
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