Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Unification II

The Next Generation, Season 5
"Unification II"
Airdate: November 11, 1991
106 of 176 produced
107 of 176 aired


Having contacted Ambassador Spock on Romulus, Picard and Data must help him determine whether his hopes for re-unification talks between Romulus and Vulcan have any hopes of proceeding. Meanwhile, their investigation into stolen Vulcan ship parts leads Riker and the Enterprise crew into the seamy underbelly of the quadrant. Will these two plots coincide? Can we possibly get a resolution to this story that pays off on the first part's promise?

Kirkslist post: SWM Seeking BBW who gives great... blues performances.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Unification I

The Next Generation, Season 5
"Unification I"
Airdate: November 4, 1991
107 of 176 produced
106 of 176 aired


A startling discovery by Starfleet Intelligence threatens the security of the entire Federation. Spock, a Starfleet legend, an officer, adviser, and diplomat for two generations, appears to have defected to the Romulan Empire. Captain Picard is tasked with going to Romulus to find out the truth about what has happened. The mere idea that Spock is a traitor seems absurd, but what possible reason could Spock have for an unauthorized trip to Romulus?
Don't you two look sweet!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: The Game

The Next Generation, Season 5
"The Game"
Airdate: October 28, 1991
105 of 176 produced
105 of 176 aired


Commander Riker returns from his Risa vacation with an odd little device in tow - a game that proves to be compelling and addictive to anyone who plays it. When the game takes hold of the crew with a fervor rarely seen from other shipboard fads, a visiting Wesley Crusher becomes concerned. Can he and his "good friend" Robin Lefler discover the nature of this game before they are forced by their shipmates to try it themselves? Will they unravel the dastardly agenda behind it?

"Just make the disk go into the cone..."

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Disaster

The Next Generation, Season 5
Airdate: October 21, 1991
104 of 176 produced
104 of 176 aired


The Enterprise is struck by a quantum filament, a dangerous phenomenon that severely damages the ship. Powerless, and adrift, most of the crew is trapped where they are, with no way to communicate with anyone else. Captain Picard is trapped in an unstable turbolift with a group of school children. On the bridge, Counselor Troi is suddenly the ranking officer, and is now faced with a new crisis. The anitmatter containment field is failing, and she must make a choice. Separate the saucer and leave many of the crew to die, or try to repair the damage, and risk all thousand people on board.

Commander Data reminisces over days when his neck wasn't so fat. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Silicon Avatar

The Next Generation, Season 5
"Silicon Avatar"
Airdate: October 14, 1991
103 of 176 produced
103 of 176 aired


The Enterprise is called to a nascent colony world when it is attacked by Data's old nemesis, the Crystalline Entity. Though they are unable to save the colony, they are presented with another opportunity to interact with the entity, and are faced with a choice - do they attempt to communicate, or do they destroy it out of self-defense?
Poor Carmen. We never got to see her pineapple upside-down cake.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Ensign Ro

The Next Generation, Season 5
"Ensign Ro"
Airdate: October 7, 1991
102 of 176 produced
102 of 176 aired


A Federation colony near the Cardassian border is attacked and a group calling themselves the Bajora claim responsibility. The Cardassians annexed the Bajoran homeworld decades ago and since Bajoran refugees have struggled make a home in the surrounding systems, and with this attack, it appears at least some of them are willing to go to extreme measures to press their case. With the fragile Cardassian treaty in the balance, the Enterprise is tasked with defusing the situation and finding those responsible. Toward that end, Starfleet sends them Ensign Ro Laren, a Bajoran and disgraced Starfleet officer. Can Captain Picard get to the bottom of this mystery and deal with the volatile and unpredictable Ensign Ro.
Sigh. Yes, I'll show you the hidden communicator trick again...

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Darmok

The Next Generation, Season 5
Airdate: September 30, 1991
101 of 176 produced
101 of 176 aired


The Enterprise receives a transmission from an "enigmatic" race known as the Children of Tama. After a handful of previous attempts to establish contact with this race, Picard is sent in to try and find a means of communicating with them. Things get dicey, though, when it becomes clear that the alien captain also has a method in mind of establishing communication... a deadly method.

When you're a jet, you're a jet all the way...

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Next Generation, Season 5: Redemption, Part 2

The Next Generation, Season 5
"Redemption, Part 2"
Airdate: September 23, 1991
100 of 176 produced
100of 176 aired


The Klingon Civil War is in full swing, and the Duras seem to be winning. In the Empire, Worf is dealing with the consequences of his decisions, and finds living among fellow Klingons not as easy as he thought it would be. On the Enterprise, Captain Picard can't help but suspect that the Duras' Romulan connections are affecting the outcome of the war. If that is so, then the Federation not only can, but must, intervene. He convinces Starfleet to let him try to expose the Romulan involvement, but his investigation will reveal another secret no one on the Enterprise is prepared for.

If looks could kill.... those shoulder pads would be outlawed!