Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Bloodlines

The Next Generation, Season 7
Airdate: May 2, 1994
173 of 176 produced
173 of 176 aired


The Enterprise is accosted by a Ferengi probe that delivers a shocking message - Jean-Luc Picard has a son, and his old nemesis DaiMon Bok intends to kill him. Now Picard must determine whether the former is true and whether he can stop the latter.

I'm going to cut that vest off of you and beam it back to Wesley Crusher PIECE BY PIECE!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Firstborn

The Next Generation, Season 7
Airdate: April 25, 1994
172 of 176 produced
172 of 176 aired


While visiting a Klingon cultural festival, Worf and Alexander are attacked, apparently by the House of Duras. A mysterious stranger intervenes at the last second and saves them. He says his name is K'mtar and he was sent by Worf's brother Kurn to protect him. Compounding Worf's problems is the fact Alexander has declared he will not participate in any of the rites to become a true Klingon warrior. Can K'mtar help with this problem as well?
Father, what ever happened to the fire suppression systems mentioned in "Up The Long Ladder?"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Journey's End

The Next Generation, Season 7
"Journey's End"
Airdate: March 28, 1994
171 of 176 produced
171 of 176 aired


The Enterprise is called to Dorvan V, in order to mediate a dispute between American Indian planetary colonists and the Cardassian Union, who have claimed ownership of the world following its war with the Federation. Meanwhile, Wesley Crusher is aboard visiting from the Academy, but has grave doubts about his future life path.
What are you, blind? This vest kicks ASS.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Genesis

The Next Generation, Season 7
Airdate: March 21, 1994
170 of 176 produced
170 of 176 aired


Picard and Data leave the ship via shuttle to track down an errant torpedo lost during a new weapons test. Upon their return, they find the Enterprise without power, adrift in an asteroid field. Once on board, they make even more startling discoveries. Counselor Troi has developed gills and is breathing underwater in the bathtub. Commander Riker appears to devolved into some sort of early hominid. What has caused these changes? Can they be reversed?

Hey there, Reg... you've got something on your... no, over to the left.... ah, forget it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Eye of the Beholder

The Next Generation, Season 7
"Eye of the Beholder"
Airdate: February 28, 1994
169 of 176 produced
169 of 176 aired


A startling suicide aboard the Enterprise precipitates an unusual investigation - Troi chases an empathic echo of a murder that occurred years ago. With the assistance of Lieutenant Worf, she must determine the cause of this echo, and who was behind the murder, before the past catches up with her in the present.

Ah, the early 90's, back when everyone was crowd surfing in the nacelle tubes.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Masks

The Next Generation, Season 7
Airdate: February 21, 1994
168 of 176 produced
168 of 176 aired


The Enterprise encounters an alien archive that begins transforming the Enteprise into its own culture. Data is affected as well, manifesting dozens of personalities of a long dead civilization. Can the crew figure out how to save Data and reverse the changes before it's too late?

Ooh, Jamaharon. Can I watch?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Next Generation, Season 7: Thine Own Self

The Next Generation, Season 7
"Thine Own Self"
Airdate: February 14, 1994
167 of 176 produced
167 of 176 aired


Data has been dispatched to Barkon IV to retrieve some radioactive probe fragments that threaten harm to a pre-industrial indigenous civilization. An accident, however, robs him of his memory and puts everyone in danger, himself included. Meanwhile, Counselor Troi struggles with her Commander's Exam.

He's there, the Phantom of the Opera!

Beware, The Phantom of The Opera! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

TNG Pinball!

We here at Treknobabble love Star Trek, most of us love video games, and a few of us love pinball. Well, all of these loves have collided in a wonderful way: The possibility of getting a digital re-creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a classic pinball table from the 90s, on our PS3s, Xboxes, Androids, and iPhones.

Make it so!!!

There's a catch - the company who makes the games, Farsight, needs to raise money via Kickstarter to obtain the licensing rights to the table. They are looking to raise $110k in order to create digital versions of "The Twilight Zone" and "Star Trek TNG." But the beauty of this fundraising method is that, if you kick in some funds now at the ten dollar level, you get both tables for "free" when the drive succeeds.

So please, if only for my sake (but also for yours, because these games rock), go check out the Kickstarter page and consider funding this project for at least $10.

The Next Generation, Season 7: Lower Decks

The Next Generation, Season 7
"Lower Decks"
Airdate: February 7, 1994
166 of 176 produced
166 of 176 aired


Four junior officers await the results of their performance evaluations and possible promotions. Seen through their eyes, life on the Enterprise is a little different that what we're used to. As junior officers, they can only guess at what is going on during a crisis. Among the group of friends is Sito Jaxa, one of Wesley Crusher's co-pilots in their shuttle accident at the Academy. She is up for promotion as well, but her past may derail her career before it begins.
Riker shows Lavelle how he built up his Command Gut.