Monday, May 30, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: The Offspring

The Next Generation, Season 3
Airdate: March 12, 1990
63 of 176 produced
63 of 176 aired


Data has learned of new cybernetic techniques that will allow him to replicate his own Posotronic Brain in a new android life form. He does so, bringing his daughter Lal into existence. Unfortunately (for all of us), Starfleet has a different idea that Data as to what sort of treatment would serve Lal's best interests, and acts to remove her to a research facility. This conflict between a father and his government may spell the end of careers, and perhaps even lives.

Men want to be him. Women want to be with him. Androgynes want to go female for him. Even machines want to canoodle with him.
His name is Riker. William T. Riker.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: Yesterday's Enterprise

The Next Generation, Season 3
"Yesterday's Enterprise"
Airdate: February 19, 1990
62 of 176 produced
62 of 176 aired


The Enterprise encounters an odd space anomaly. While investigating, a ship emerges. It appears to be the Enterprise-C, a predecessor to our Enterprise...or so reports Lt. Yar, suddenly standing on the bridge of the Enterprise-D. Somehow, history has been changed. Yar never died on Vagra II and the war with the Klingons never ended. The only person onboard who seems to sense the change is Guinan, who must now convince Picard that the Enterprise-C is somehow connected to the changed timeline and convince Picard to set things right.

Sorry, Wesley-haters... this is the only main cast death you'll get.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: A Matter of Perspective

The Next Generation, Season 3
Airdate: February 12, 1990
61 of 176 produced
61 of 176 aired


On a mission to check on the progress of a new Krieger Wave converter, Commander Riker runs afoul of the lead scientist on the project, Dr. Nel Apgar. Things get really dicey, though, when the research station explodes, killing Dr. Apgar and casting suspicion on Riker for murder. Complicating matters are the conflicting testimonies of the survivors. Now, Captain Picard must make a ruling on whether Riker is to be extradited to the planet and possibly subjected to harsh alien justice.

We hope, when all is said and done, that this is not Star Trek's most enduring contribution to the Internet.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: Deja Q

The Next Generation, Season 3
"Deja Q"
Airdate: February 5, 1990
60 of 176 produced
60 of 176 aired


[[[Editor's Note: Sorry about the hiatus. It was brought about in part by Matthew finishing his semester, partly by Blogger crapping out, and partly by Kevin drinking sangria. But things are back on their normal clockwork schedule. Enjoy!]]] The Enterprise is in orbit of Bre'el IV, hoping to help the dwellers of the planet avert catastrophe. Their moon is literally falling out the sky. While making an attempt to correct the moon's orbit, Q appears on the bridge of the Enterprise. However, rather than his usual taunts and games, Q is asking for sanctuary aboard the Enterprise. The Q Continuum has stripped him of his powers and sentenced him to a mortal existence. Now the Enterprise must try to put a moon back into orbit while protecting Q from beings looking to settle a score with him now that he is vulnerable. It's another fine mess the Enterprise has gotten herself into...

Pictured: Hilarity ensuing.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Treknobabble: The Next Generation

Kelly and Matthew are proud to announce that a little Treklet is on the way. The 20-week ultrasound showed a healthy, bouncing baby, and we're sure the kid will soon grow to love Star Trek as much as we do.

Our kid doesn't stand a chance of being cool. :)

We'd love any advice anyone has on raising well-rounded geeks!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: The High Ground

The Next Generation, Season 3
Airdate: January 29, 1990
59 of 176 produced
59 of 176 aired


While delivering medical supplies to the world of Rutia, the Enterprise becomes embroiled in a struggle between a separatist faction on the world and its dominant government. Doctor Crusher is abducted by the terrorist leader, Kyril Finn, and becomes a pawn in his high-stakes game of violent political expression. What will the cost to the Enterprise be for occupying the wrong place at the wrong time?

Consarn it, we lose more Robot Worfs this way...

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: The Hunted

The Next Generation, Season 3
"The Hunted"
Airdate: January 8, 1990
58 of 176 produced
58 of 176 aired


The Enterprise is in orbit of Angosia, a recent applicant for Federation membership. During a tour of the planet, a dangerous criminal escapes an orbiting prison facility. The Angosians are not equipped to handle this crisis and ask the Enterprise for help. After the prisoner gives a surprisingly resourceful chase to the Enterprise, they manage to capture the prisoner, one Roga Danar. While awaiting an Angosian ship to take Danar back, Counselor Troi speaks to Danar in the brig, and discovers he is the not by nature the violent man the Angosians suggest he is. Danar was part of a group of physiochemically altered super-soldiers created by the Angosians to suit their needs during a war. Now the Enterprise must contend with a highly skilled solider bent on escape at any cost.
Well, we've finally got a new, improved brig. Let's see how well it works!

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: The Defector

The Next Generation, Season 3
Airdate: January 1, 1990
57th of 176 produced
57th of 176 aired


A mysterious Romulan defector fights his way to the Enterprise through a gauntlet of Romulan warbirds. Although he claims to be a lowly military functionary, he also claims to have detailed knowledge of a Romulan plan to begin a major new offensive against the Federation. But as the crew of the Enterprise investigates his claims, things start failing to add up. Who is the defector, and is his story a fabrication? A devastating war between two great powers hangs upon the answers.

Eff Yeah!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 3: The Vengeance Factor

The Next Generation, Season 3
"The Vengeance Factor"
Airdate: November 20, 1989
56th of 176 produced
56th of 176 aired


The Enterprise is responding to distress call from a Federation outpost. They find a group of nomadic thieves who call themselves "The Gatherers" are responsible. They are a splinter group from a planet called Acamar. The schism that separated them is a century old, but given increasingly bold incursions into Federation space, it falls to the Enterprise to try to mend the rift. A young member of the Acamarian leader's staff, Yuta, catches Riker's eye.Complicating matters, a Gatherer is mysteriously killed during the negotiations. While Picard brokers a delicate peace, Riker must investigate the death. Who is responsible and is Yuta somehow involved?
She'd better be, because Riker's about to do something he can't take back...