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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #226 on: January 01, 2009, 03:29:25 PM »
Riker agrees . . .




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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #227 on: January 01, 2009, 03:32:03 PM »
And now I'm spent . . .






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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #228 on: January 01, 2009, 06:07:35 PM »
Ethics.

Worf's spine is crushed in an accident.  For Klingons, this calls for ritual suicide!  For the rest of the Enterprise, they're shocked and appalled.

A Federation specialist is called in to heal him, but she's an unethical monster who has been using human test subjects for her radical experiments.

Meanwhile, Worf's son is deeply troubled by all of the events.

Of course they heal Worf.  And of course you know that from the get-go.  Most important is that this episode is basis for the Worf-Troi marriage in the 7th season alternate reality episode, which is what I spent far too much time on New Year's Eve discussing with my friend's wife. 

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #229 on: January 01, 2009, 07:12:35 PM »
Worf LIVES!!!




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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #230 on: January 01, 2009, 07:20:40 PM »
The Outcast.

Right, try this out:  Riker falls in love with a non-gender androgynous alien that wants to be a woman.  But ISN'T A WOMAN!  So he's falling for...I don't know what.  An it.

TNG fell under loads of fire for being "homophobic," so, each season, they had one of these vague homo episodes.  Though the actor playing the It alien is a woman, and Frakes, when addressing the homophobia stuff, said he would have loved to have shared an intimate kiss with a man.

I realize that I shouldn't be as well versed in all that after joking about having a man-crush on Riker, but...Well... He is secy, isn't he?  You all think so, right?!




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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #231 on: January 01, 2009, 07:40:44 PM »
Cause and Effect

This is the episode where the Enterprise is caught in a time loop that ends with the destruction of the ship.  The crew are forced to relive the moments leading to their death over and over.  Thanks to Data and others, they start to piece togetehr what happened, and take actions to stop it.

Essentially a version of Groundhog Day, except they aren't aware of the repetition.  Quite a bit of care has been put into the writing, though, as each time loop is slightly unique, eventually growing into full realization of their situation.

Kelsey Grammer guest stars, and very ably too.  And this episode is referenced several times in the series, most notably in the finale, and also in the movies.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #232 on: January 01, 2009, 08:12:00 PM »
AAHHH!!  I'm going to take a break.  Watch the first ten episodes of BSG season 4.  15 days till season 4.5!

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #233 on: January 01, 2009, 08:22:24 PM »
Jesus...the first five minutes of the BSG season four opener is better than anything I've seen in the last five seasons of TNG.  And Sci-Fi canceled this show.  Fuckers.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #234 on: January 02, 2009, 09:45:03 AM »
The First Duty.

Another Wesley episode.  This one is all about peer pressure at the Academy following a piloting accident.

Wesley's troublesome friend is Tom Paris from Voyager.  Same actor, and meant to be the same character.  But they changed his name for Voyager to avoid paying the writers of this episode royalties.  But, officially, this is Tom Paris' backstory episode.  We next see him in a low, low spot with Kate Mulgrew standing over him.


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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #235 on: January 02, 2009, 10:10:40 AM »
I've got to clear off my hard drive, so I'm going to finish season five today (seven more episodes).  Then get book 2 of The Boble set up for the front page, to start next Wednesday.  Then I'm going to jump off the roof of my building.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #236 on: January 02, 2009, 01:10:56 PM »
Cost of Living.

Troi's mom has decided to marry someone sight unseen and, as all that falls apart, she also plays mom to Worf's son and manages to fuck that up. 

This ridiculous comedy episode walked away with two Emmys.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #237 on: January 02, 2009, 01:29:55 PM »
8=o tation

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #238 on: January 02, 2009, 03:28:25 PM »
Nacho, is this thread a subtle chronicle of some sort of emotional breakdown?

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #239 on: January 02, 2009, 03:31:50 PM »
If there's one more fucking Wesley episode, then yes!