May 1994. It was a bittersweet time for Trekkies. On May 23, 1994, after 7 seasons, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' aired its final episode.
I was sad to see the series end - but excited about the upcoming feature films and 'Star Trek: Voyager.'
I had to work during the time that the TNG finale, "All Good Things," originally aired. So, I setup my Tivo to record it. No, that’s not right… it was 1994… I programmed my VCR to tape the episode.
After work, I invited a friend over, and we enjoyed what might the best episode of TNG.
At the end of the episode, Picard finally joins his crew for a game of poker. As he deals, the camera pans out from above the table, then the Enterprise. “So, five-card stud, nothing wild. And the sky's the limit."
But let’s rewind a little bit to Picard’s final conversation with Q. After Picard solved the time paradox (and saved humanity), Q tells him, “...That is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence."
So, did the 4 TNG movies that followed live up to this statement? Let’s take a look.Read More