The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation
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The series was shot entirely in 35mm film, among the first shows to be recorded in Dolby Surround and would feature four feature films with the characters from the series and also help pave the way for three more "STAR TREK" related series. The TV series was released on VHS and all episodes released on DVD and in 2006, "Fan Collective" DVD box sets containing ten episodes that were voted by fans revolving around the theme of the "Borg", "Time Travel", "Q" and "Klingon".
With the release of the latest "Star Trek" film, Paramount has released the Blu-ray edition of the "Star Trek: The Original Series - First Season" and the first six films. On DVD, Paramount has released "THE BEST OF STAR TREK" for "The Original Series" and "The Next Generation".
"THE BEST OF STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION" features a total of four episodes: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (PART I), THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (PART II), YESTERDAY'S ENTERPRISE and THE MEASURE OF A MAN.
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Less than a week after the new motion picture hit the big screen, Paramount rushed two single disk "Best of" DVD releases to the store shelves with no bonus material, and a mere four episodes per disk. One might accept four episodes chosen out of the 79 episodes from the original series, but, one could reasonably expect more episodes to be included in "The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation" considering the complete series consists of more than twice as many episodes as its predecessor. One might also expect better episodes than the four included. These four aren't terrible, but all represent writing that rush the all to convenient endings almost as much as the releases were rushed into production.
The four episodes include a two part outing featuring the relentless Borg, a story revolving around the rights of Data to control his "life", and a story with time travel at it's center, which has become a tired theme in the Star Trek franchise.
The first offering in the collection is "The Best of Both Worlds" (Part 1) which aired on June 18th, 1990 and served as the cliffhanger conclusion to season three of this iconic series. In this episode, which was written by Michael Piller and directed by Cliff Bole, we find the Federation unprepared for the inevitable encounter with the hostile Borg with whom we became familiar in episode sixteen "Q Who" of season two. In part one of "Best of Both Worlds" Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) is captured by the Borg and assimilated. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), who is dealing with an aggressive up and coming officer who is after his job, and concerns about his career choices, must give the order to blow up the Borg vessel with Picard (Now called Locutus of Borg) aboard.Read more ›
So, I am giving this four stars, but if you have Netflix, you can save your money, as all of the Next Generation seasons have recently been made available for streaming.
While the 2nd volume has some outstanding episodes also, I felt that it was too Picard and/or time anomaly centered and would have liked to have seen other characters from the series, especially Worf, get a spotlight episode. Of the four episodes in volume 2 "Inner Light" and "Tapestry" both show Picard living very different lives, "Cause and Effect" has the Enterprise caught in a time loop where events keep repeating themselves, and "Relics" features a guest appearance by a member of ST:TOS cast and deals with aging. My personal favorites of volume 2 are "Tapestry" and "Relics".
Hopefully, a volume 3 will be released, making "the best of" an even dozen. If so, I would hope that they would include "Sins of the Father" ( a great Worf episode), "First Duty" ( an excellent episode spotlighting Wesley Crusher) and the two-part series ending episode "All Good Things".
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