I was always under the impression that I had, I guess mainly from catching the occasional episode here and there in the mid to late 90s and watching all the films. Some guy on imdb made a list of all the watchable episodes and I'm going through them now. Even the first season episodes amongst them ain't bad.
quote: Where No One Has Gone Before The Battle 11001001 Home Soil Heart of Glory Where Silence Has Lease A Matter of Honor The Measure of a Man Contagion The Royale Time Squared Q Who Peak Performance Evolution The Survivors Who Watches the Watchers Booby Trap The Enemy The Price The Defector The Vengeance Factor The Hunted The High Ground Deja Q A Matter of Perspective Elementary dear Data Sins of the Father Yesterday's Enterprise Tin Man Hollow Pursuits Sarek Transfigurations The Best of Both Worlds, Part I The Best of Both Worlds, Part II Family Brothers Remember Me Future Imperfect Reunion Data's Day The Wounded Clues First Contact Galaxy's Child Night Terrors The Nth Degree Identity Crisis The Drumhead Redemption 1 Redemption 2 The Mind's Eye Darmok Silicon Avatar Unification 1 Unification 2 Cause and Effect The First Duty I, Borg The Inner Light Relics Chain of Command 1 Chain of Command 2 Ship in a Bottle Face of the Enemy Tapestry Lessons The Chase Frame of Mind Second Chances Timescape The Pegasus Lower Decks Thine Own Self Preemptive Strike All Good Things 1 All Good Things 2
The Inner Light is up there, probably my favorite overall. Darmok was cool if only because it chucked out the universal translator for one episode, and like Dogbreath said it had a couple of very good scenes.
I'm not a big Worf fan but I liked Parallels, especially the ending with the hundreds of different Enterprises.
The Wounded was a good one, showcasing for one of the first times I remember in Trek actual racism and having O'Brien continually drop one of the trekkian n-words.
Schisms, that one where Riker and some others are being alien abducted 20th century folktale like isn't really that good, but it's stuck with me because I first saw it as a child and it creeped the hell out of me.
The Pegasus is less cool on a rewatch but the first time you watch it, when you don't know the ending and what really happened, it's pretty damned good. Blatantly anti-warhawk in the best Trek fashion.
Measure of a Man was pretty good. Again, I don't know how much of this is biased by my memories of seeing it as a child. I do know it was the first time I really thought about what sentient life is and whether it had to be human.
Q-Who is a classic, if only for introducing the the Borg and Q's line "If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires, both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
There's lots more. It's a really good show. Have fun with it. When you're done move on to DS9, it's just as good and maybe even better, just in a different way. Pretend Voyager never existed and you'll be happier.
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quote:Originally posted by Heisenberg: There's lots more. It's a really good show. Have fun with it. When you're done move on to DS9, it's just as good and maybe even better, just in a different way. Pretend Voyager never existed and you'll be happier.
I went through all of DS9 about a year ago. Amazing series.
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quote:If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires, both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
That is such a good quote.
You know, I feel really bad for screenwriters. You can go on wikiquote and see an awesome quote or read about it decades later because it was in a novel. Everyone remembers the closing lines of The Great Gatsby or a Tale of Two Cities, and those lines are credited with the names of the authors. But how many people know who wrote the big speech in Braveheart or the lines at the end of Cassablanca? I'm sure there are some, but I doubt very many people know. It seems like with film, directors get the big credits, but the screenwriters are so screwed over, and even more in TV. Makes me a little angry, honestly. Like said, TV is even worse. How many people know who wrote the lines in an episode of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, or Lost? Most of the time, it's not the showrunner or director, but rather one of several writers in a room working and revising scripts. It's so sad, but I guess they don't mind that much.