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The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Vol. 2
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2009
This collection actually manages to top the pretty good first volume, The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation, somehow elevating it above the mere cash-grab that it might've been. Star Trek: The Next Generation was a great show, but many episodes showed variable quality (particularly in the very uneven first season). This four-episode collection cuts right to the chase, delivering four of the series' best right on one disc. "The Inner Light" won a prestigious Hugo award for its heartrending drama while "Cause and Effect" gives us the total destruction of the Enterprise -- several times -- before reaching its final conclusion (with a fun cameo from Kelsey Grammer, to boot). "Tapestry" is a delightful "what if" excursion and "Relics" gives us the return of Scotty from the Original Series. It's in this last episode that we see some of the weaknesses that plagued the show during its last few seasons: somewhat moribund pacing, atonal music and mountains of Star Trek's famous technobabble used to form a plot device. Still... Scotty!

Collecting this series is an expensive proposition for someone not extensively invested in it. With that in mind, this single-discer is well worth picking up for casual fans and will round off your "Best of Star Trek" experience nicely.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2009
I now own both volumes of The Best of the Next Generation. So far, Paramount is 2 for 2. Both volumes have 4 episodes each and the selections are wonderful. I would prefer to have all of the episodes on DVD but Im not a money machine. These discs make owning some of the best episodes afforadble. They look fantastic (as DVD should) and the sound is crisp and mixed well. I hope volume 3 will soon follow. A must for Next Gen fans. Picard always makes it so.

Included in Volume 2:

RELICS
THE INNER LIGHT (Hugo Award winning)
CAUSE AND EFFECT
TAPESTRY
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
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All what a fan loves in a small package. Memorable episodes, if you like to see Star trek for a little entertainment this is it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
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If you love Star Trek TNG then you will love this collections. This is volume two, you should also get volume one to round out the collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2012
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Excellent pick of the best of Star Trek. I saw the original series and bought these for my grandchildren to enjoy as I did. They are Star trek fans, and have not seen the Next Generation series yet.
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on May 13, 2014
The episodes in this great episode are truly great episodes. My favorite personal episode of the Star Trek Next Generation is the Inner Light episode which is on this DVD. I personally feel that the Inner Light episode is one of the very best moments in science fiction. Unable to save their dying planet, the inhabitants of the planet through a rocket launch send a message to a person in the future of their existence. They wanted to preserve their memories of their civilization and what life was like on their planet. Captain Picard is the man in the future they make contact with. Being knocked out for about 20 minutes, Captain Picard lives another man's life in his mind At the end of the message, they tell Captain Picard that he is the man of the future and to tell others about them. A flute from their civilization is also preserved. This truly is a great episode, one of the greatest episodes in science fiction ever!
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on February 15, 2014
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I hate to admit it but I guess I AM a Trekkie! This and the first volume are good way to get a "fix" until I break down and purchase the entire series, which I must say is a bit more costly than I would think is necessary! The episodes in this one are all pretty good ones, but then again there weren't too many after the first couple of seasons that I didn't like.
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on September 26, 2013
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Like Vol. 1 before it this is a good choice for fans of the show who don't need to own the entire season sets. As great as the show was, not every episode needs to be revisited. So these collections are a great and inexpensive alternative. "Inner Light" really should have been on the first DVD, so it's great that it made it here. It's a wonderful and touching story, and won a Hugo Award for its trouble. "Cause and Effect" is a great puzzle of an episode, and it's really great to watch the crew put together what's going on. "Tapestry" does the classic sci-fi conceit of "what if you change one thing about the past" and makes it personal to Picard's life alone, throw Q in the mix and it's a great episode. "Relics" is the weakest of the bunch, but it's propelled along by the energy of Scotty!
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on October 9, 2012
I think that the episode "Darmok" should have been substituted for "Cause and Effect", but with all the fine sets of Star Trek on the market, it can be expensive to purchase all of them. I have found an alternative way that costs only $17 per month{steaming and DVD's}. I come to Amazon and write down titles of sets like Best of Trek: TNG and the titles of episodes in each volume. I have also done this with the fan collectives. Then I use my Netflix subscription for streaming to my computer or television and watch the episodes in order of being listed for each set. This way I don't spend limited income on buying sets that I may not watch often enough to justify purchasing them. I also don't have to worry about storage space or dusting or packing up when I move to a new place.
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on February 3, 2012
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My husband and I are both Star Trek fans, so this purchase was just what we were looking for. You can watch a episode whenever you are in the mood for some Patrick Stewart.
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