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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 9
11-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Best ever: TNG: "Unification, Part I"

I honestly believe that the dialogue between Picard and Sarek is the single greatest piece of theater in the history of mankind. Brilliant writing, amazing acting and so much emotional and moral depth on so many levels.

The scenes where Picard and Riker deal with situations in their own ways, with wisdom and insight, the development of the plot - that's real sci-fi drama, not just blowing up stuff in space.

"TNG: "Family" is a close second. Picard visits his home village. It hasn't been attacked by aliens or possessed by demons or something. It's pure drama. And it's fascinating to see how in the 24th century the French are still French - focused on enjoying life and celebrating their bonds to other people.

TNG: "Inner Light" is another underrated episode. Very emotional. That is how I see MMOs. When I show it to MMOers who have never watched Trek they are always amused and encouraged by it.

Other series...TOS: "A Taste of Armageddon". Honestly most TOS sucked. A Taste of Armageddon is brilliant and also very prescient. If we adopted that model today we would all be speaking Korean <_<

I didn't care much for DS9/VOY and refuse to watch ENT. Best are probably "Improbable Cause" and "Scorpion", for the same reason.

Trek is about human drama and socialist idealism and too many JJ-Trekers don't get that.