"Awakening", the best Enterprise episode (IMHO), aired today ten years ago. It's been a long time...
Ex Astris Scientia - ENT Season 4 Star Trek Enterprise (ENT) Season 4. Season 1 - Season 2 - Season 3 - Season 4. The episode descriptions are given in normal text, my comments in small text. Rating: 0=worst, 10=best (rating system). Storm Front No date given: In the year 1944, the Nazis have conquered parts of the USA with the ...
Ex Astris Scientia - Observations in TNG: "The Outcast" Observations in TNG: "The Outcast" A joint project with TrekCore, by Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider. Here are some observations about sets, props and visual effects in TNG: "The Outcast" without a specific theme, and a comparison of the original TV release (TNG) with the remastered episode ...
Ex Astris Scientia - Observations in TNG: "Ethics" Observations in TNG: "Ethics" A joint project with TrekCore, by Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider. Here are some observations about sets, props and visual effects in TNG: "Ethics" without a specific theme, and a comparison of the original TV release (TNG) with the remastered episode (TNG-R).
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Jay Stobie reviews Section 31: Disavowed, the latest novel by David Mack.
Ex Astris Scientia - Book Reviews - Novels Book Reviews - Novels. TOS and Movie Era - TNG Era - Post-Nemesis Era. TOS and Movie Era. Star Trek: Death Count. In this complex novel the crew of the Enterprise have to deal with trigger-happy Orions, angry Andorians, a mysterious scientist, annoying auditors, a saboteur, and a lily pond.
I have updated my list of Internet Annoyances, which is written from the perspective of a webmaster as well as of a normal user.
Ex Astris Scientia - Internet Annoyances Internet Crime. Spam Sure. Who doesn't hate it? But most of all I am astonished that the overall spam volume is still rising after so many years, although there can be close to no return from it. Currently the vast majority of all e-mail messages has to be considered spam.
Robert Duncan McNeill Robert Duncan McNeill (born 9 November 1964; age 49) is the actor best known for portraying Flight Controller Thomas Eugene Paris in every episode of Star Trek: Voyager. He had previously appeared as Cadet Nicholas Locarno in the fifth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled "The First Duty" in 1992. He has also directed episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. McNeill filmed his scenes for "The First Duty" betw...
All good things must come to an end. After more than
three years I have finally concluded my reviews of TNG
episodes with "All Good Things".
Star Trek: The Next Generation was definitely a good thing.
And no better title could have been chosen for the series finale. Actually, I think TNG was the best thing that ever happened to the Star Trek franchise since TOS until today. Looking back, however,
it had a slow start. The first two seasons were too much influenced by
TOS. Thery were too busy with presenting some kind of Star Trek that people
seemed to love. The showrunners and writers gradually learned to work with the new characters they had created but it took them quite some time to further develop the Star Trek legacy beyond the mere cosmetic changes since the time of TOS. The holodeck as a new place for adventures of all kinds was instrumental in taking Star Trek to the 24th century, the Ferengi as new villains were not. I think the introduction of the Borg and especially the double feature "The Best of Both Worlds" ultimately set the series apart from its predecessor, and united nerds and "normal" fans in front of the screen. The sixth season became the absolute highlight of the
series, with great original stories and an unprecedented involvement of
the whole main cast. At this time it seemed that TNG could carry on forever.
But all good things must come to an end. It may be some sort of self-fulfilling prophecy that the show went downhill
a bit in its final season. Well, some episodes were simply badly done, such as "Sub Rosa" or "Masks". Others were apparently hampered by the prospect that the series would come to a closure. I like how some story arcs are wrapped up near the end of the series. However, I don't think it was a good idea to introduce new family members of the crew in several episodes, as if the writers were working up a list of relatives to be shown. Likewise, bringing together Worf and Deanna looks like a desperate (and much too late) attempt to get things moving on the romantic side of character relationships. Also, I have mixed feelings about long-standing assets that are falling apart: The warp drive is discovered to damage subspace (although it won't be mentioned again after TNG), the Federation fails to control the situation in the Demilitarized Zone, Wesley
and Ro leave Starfleet for good. It seems like TNG prepares to pass on the baton to the somewhat dystopian
DS9. I love DS9, but it is a different kind of
Star Trek. And although my average rating of TNG episodes gradually went
down to the same level as DS9's, I think TNG is closer than anything
else to the "ideal Star Trek series".
The TNG reviews were the last reviews of
any Star Trek series at EAS that were still missing. But seeing that it has been
over a decade since I watched several of the episodes, I may start over with
Voyager. I intend to add more details, and most likely I will revise my opinion
on some of the episodes. It's time to rediscover another series!
It has repeatedly been suggested to review Star Trek games here at EAS. Since I don't feel I'm qualified, I have teamed up with an expert in this field, TTP. Read his first couple of game reviews and his classification of games.
I was working on some new layout graphics. Since this affects countless pages on which they appear, I decided to update all layout graphics such as bullets or "back" buttons on all pages while I was at it. I hope that there are no dead image links left.
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