I haven’t written much throughout watching Season 2 of Star Trek: TNG but that’s mainly because there were no specific earth shattering ideas to discuss.  However, Season 2 stood head and shoulders above Season 1…plots started to thicken, character dynamics improved, and the stories got better and better.  They also touched on some deep philosophies, like determining whether Data had a soul (“Measure of a Man”) and emphasizing the value of life, no matter how different.  Here’s some summary points.

Likes:

  • Geordi is still my favorite, and it’s nice to see him have a defined role, a niche.  He’s perfect for the part of engineer.
  • Worf is the perfect security officer.  Nuff said.
  • Ensign Crusher is much less annoying.
  • I was a huge fan of Dr. Pulaski (and I discovered the actress who played her, Diana Muldaur, also played key roles in a couple episodes of the original series…too cool).  Though with her only playing one season, let me tell you how hard it was to find a picture of the season 2 cast…
  • New set…10 Forward bar with Whoopi added a very valuable dynamic

Dislikes:

  • The Q still creeps me out
  • The Borg REALLY creeps me out
  • The last episode of the season was an epic fail.  The entire thing was made up from scenes of previous episodes, which just looks lazy.

To be fair, I did some research on the wiki to determine why the last episode was such a cop out and turns out it was due to a writers strike.  Ah, well.  Would have been nice to see them finish strong.

As a side note, I’ve watched one episode of Season 3 and it’s definitely very good and another step up…but Dr. Crusher is back and acting as a mom to Wesley.  It’s annoying.  I sure hope she gets better…

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