Wayback Wednesday – Star Trek: TNG

Marina Sirtis - Played Counselor Deanna Troi

Marina Sirtis – Played Counselor Deanna Troi


I associate wayback with songs and some of the songs they deem wayback make me feel old. 🙂 For me it’s more fun to look at shows I used to love (and in most cases still do). First up for my way back Wednesday feature is Star Trek: the Next Generation.

The fiancé and I have been watching them on Netflix, starting from the beginning and Encounter at Farpoint. Man did Wil Wheaton look young back then. And Jonathan Frakes looked so much better without that beard.

The five year mission (from the original series) changed to be a continuing mission. I guess just in case it didn’t last long or it lasted longer than five year. Either way they were covered. Luckily for us it lasted seven years. I say lucky because Hollywood has a habit of cancelling good shows before their time. But with a Star Trek franchise I think they were pretty confident it would do well.

And it did.

TNG spawned three more series (and a cartoon I think). Men and women went where no one had gone before.

We’ve been skipping over some episodes that I didn’t care for all that much when they first aired. But when they first aired you didn’t want to miss any. Now I focus on the ones I liked the most. So far I think we’ve only skipped five or six episodes and we’re on season three. My favourite episodes are the ones that deal with time and ones that deal with the holodeck. I haven’t seen one of my all time favourites again yet. The one where the crew is disappearing on Dr. Crusher.

There are so many great old shows on Netflix. Which one will I be talking about next week?

Until next time…