I was raised on star trek and jadzia continues to be a powerful role model as a selfsufficient. Apr 17, 2015 but for me, the only pilot worthy of the crown is star trek. The next generation, counting it as one episode not two. In may 2019, the hollywood reporter ranked encounter at farpoint among the top twenty five episodes of star trek. A large ship, sure, some kind of battle cruiser or a luxury liner, but still identifiably nautical, with curved display panels, the hard angles, the way everything essentially worked to support the single central point of the captains chair. Full length 90 second launch trailer tonight promoting the pilot of star trek. The original twohour version would be seen in its entirety in international markets for years to come, while the u.
Tng episodes memory beta, noncanon star trek wiki fandom. Tng reunion full panel 30th anniversary front row august 4, 2017 duration. The next generation, because this is the premiere episode of that series, encounter at farpoint. There are audio issues with the following episodes. The main crew of the enterprise at least, those who werent on farpoint at the time is put on trial for crimes against humanity. Fontanas concise encounter at farpoint teleplay was heavily rewritten by roddenberry and padded out to a full twohour event. List of all the episodes star trek generations star trek. The next generation episode encounter at farpoint, we see deanna troi wearing some kind of miniskirt uniform i did not remember this before, as troi wore more casual clothing later in the show, but i thought it was a great tribute to uhuras uniform in the original series. The crew of the enterprise is put on trial by a mysterious force called q for all the crimes of mankind. The series picks up about 95 years after the original series is said to have taken place. Plot spoilers for the first episode of a show that aired in 1987 to follow. There is a confirmed audio issue that affects 7 episodes in the set encounter at farpoint, hide. Encounter at farpoint is my favorite of the first season.
The next generation season 1, episode 1 encounter at farpoint 1. Riker arrives and is not greeted warmly by picard, who tells him to watch the video. Perhaps the most emblematic of this character type, though, is data brent spiner, a selfaware android, who, after being introduced in star trek. Encounter at farpoint without a specific theme, and a comparison of the original tv release tng with the remastered episode tngr. Encounter at farpoint is the starting point for this series and this podcast. Star trek the next generation s 1 e 1 encounter at farpoint part 01. In 2017, gamespot ranked this as the 5th best pilot episode of a star trek series.
Encounter at farpoint was all new with only the promise that it would be part of the star trek universe. So sulu could be a botanist one episode, because a writer wanted to show off. Into darkness, im taking a look at the recent blu ray release of the first season, episodebyepisode. Horta, humpbacks and the encounter at farpoint star trek. The next generation launches with an uneven maiden voyage, which admittedly shows its age when compared to todays highertech and fasterpaced world of drama. The next generation, and also next years release of star trek. The episodes the character appeared in were always eagerly anticipated by fans, but which ones were the very best.
The next generation would continue on for seven seasons and almost 180 episodes, and it all started with a humble mission to investigate a space station. Without further ado, here are the 10 top q episodes in the series, according to imdb. The enterprised is out on its maiden voyage to deneb iv to pick. Next generation star trek the next generation read full. Many of the subsequent episodes of this season would hit the same dramatic potholes as this one did, but positive elements would also be present. With patrick stewart, jonathan frakes, levar burton, denise crosby. Encounter at farpoint showcases many concepts and philosophies that are particularly grand, while coming with some of the best razzamatazz eyecandy television could produce in 1987 a combination so good that this pilot story can still rank as one of the top three of all star trek pilots we know today. But before reaching their destination, the explorers are. A great pilot should first and foremost establish the major characters were going to be seeing on the show.
Mash 30th anniversary reunion special full episode may 2002. The challenge q puts before picard is the mystery of farpoint station, which appears to inquire how the bandi colony can power such a place with limited technology. Star trek the next generation s 1 e 1 encounter at farpoint. Picard literally opens its biggest mystery box that sets future events into motion as picard is forced to confront the darkest parts of his past. Q is a fictional character as well as the name of a race in star trek appearing in the next generation, deep space nine, and voyager series, and in related media. The united federation of planets is enjoying a period of unprecedented peace and exploration, and the crown jewel of this period has been launched. The farpoint story feels like a 2 and the q story feels like a 4, so the overall rating is a 3. The next generation encounter at farpoint the motion picture. The next generation 1987 jonathan frakes in star trek. In 2018, toms guide rated encounter at farpoint one of the 15 best episodes featuring picard, noting that he gets to take command of his new ship, the enterprise 1701d.
On their maiden voyage, to farpoint space station, on the primitive bandi planet, they come under the apparently inescapable control of alien q, representative of a technologically superior civilization. The next generation screencaps encounter at farpoint, part i season 1, episode 1 211 screencaps online episode details. It is the second live action series of the star trek franchise, and comprises a total of 178 episodes over seven seasons. The next generation encounter at farpoint tv episode 1987 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Star trek the next generation the episodes, encounter at farpoint plate. In their reference book beyond the final frontier pp. We finally meet q himself in the second installment of we also meet the entire crew of star trek. Already cancelled give their reaction and recap to 1x01 of star trek the. Says the hamilton collection presents encounter at farpoint by keith birdsong from the star trek the next generation the episodes plate collection. The next generation when paired with the series finale all.
This episode feels like it is split into two distinct. As you can see in the following image, everybody on the bridge wears a uniform, except deanna troi. Deep thought mentioned the pilot for the new bsg but i dont think that one compares to this pilot. The enterprise d has a new captain, just in time for an omnipotent jerk named q to show up. The next generations pilot episode, encounter at farpoint. The first star trek spinoff, starring patrick stewart as picard, won 17 emmys across. But negotiations failed, and roddenberry offered it to deforest kelley.
A lot of the first season aged poorly, especially relative to later tng seasons, and the pilot definitely has a lot of cheesiness to it. Star trek next generation episodes encounter at farpoint plate. For general discussion on this episode, visit the tng forum at the trek bbs. Here are some observations about sets, props and visual effects in tng. Jan 07, 2020 star trek the next generation season 1 episode 1,2 encounter at farpoint part 01. This week, the star trek community suffered a great loss when writer dorothy catherine d. Gene roddenberry originally approached leonard nimoy to appear as the star trek 1966 tos cameo. Riker and trois backstory is almost exactly the same as that of decker and ilia from star trek. The next generations series premiere, encounter at farpoint. Star trek the next generation season 1 episode 1,2 encounter. The first encounter with q and everyone on the bridge too. Encounter at farpoint, encountr at farpoint, hide and q, the big goodbye, datalore, 11001001 and too short a season. The next generation season 1, episode 2 encounter at farpoint 2. Fontana and gene roddenberry directed by corey allenseason 1, episode 1 production episode 40271721 original air date.
I still remember people actually gathering at my house to watch the first new star trek episode in two decades. When a show runs as long as this one, and when it hits the heights next gen from here on referred to under the approved abbreviation, tng eventually does, its easy to focus on the great moments and ignore the awful ones. This video series compares the 2002 dvd release of star trek. The next generation episode encounter at farpoint, we see deanna troi we. Netflix makes the encounter at farpoint a little happier. In the original series, it looked like a cabin on a ship. The next generation screencaps encounter at farpoint, part ii season 1, episode 2 154 screencaps online episode details. If you are using adblocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Despite all the changes, the bsg pilot was still a retelling of the original series pilot.
Encounter at farpoint began with some of the enterprise crew en route to farpoint station, where theyd check out a new base the indigenous people had made for them. Roddenberry added the q character to fontanas compelling script, initially an uninspired knockoff of trelane from the squire of gothos episode from the first season of star trek. Jan 03, 2017 finally, in the pilot episode of tng, the new crew is forced to stand as proxy in a mock courtroom by the omnipotent q, who is putting humanity on trial. Titles encounter at farpoint yields encounter at farpoint tng 1x0102 memory alpha talk pages are for improving the article only. This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. Encounter at farpoint is worth a second look just to see how they laid the foundation for what was to come and even, in the shows second season, kicked it into warp drive. Encounter at farpoint 1987 was reedited into two hourlong episodes for reruns. This episode feels like it is split into two distinct stories. The next generations pilot encounter at farpoint a parade of exciting new characters, a new ship, and marvelous things, or is it just a bunch of stuff. The next generation as the battle bridge flight controller in the next generation premiere episode encounter at farpoint, with his only other appearance in the first season being as a security guard in the episode lonely among us. Enterprise ncc1701d, an omnipotent being known as q challenges the crew to discover the secret of a mysterious base in an advanced and civilized fashion. Captain jeanluc picard has been assigned command of the uss enterprised. Download to watch offline and even view it on a big screen using chromecast. Fontana and gene roddenberry, first aired september 28, 1987 was the twohour pilot movie that introduced us to the new crew of the new starship enterprised as they come together for the first time on star trek.
The mind behind many great trek episodes, fontana delved into vulcan and romulan culture, explored ai, and even received a hugo award nomination for cowriting the series premiere of the next generation, encounter at farpoint with gene roddenberry. He calls humanity backward savages, but accepts to put them to the test at the station. The next generation encounter at farpoint tv episode. Fontana and gene roddenberry directed by corey allen. The next generation is an american science fiction television series which aired in syndication from september 1987 through may 1994. The next generation, has persisted as a key part of the trek universe for over 30 years, most recently appearing in the season 1 finale for star trek. Slow and talky which is not necessarily a demerit, encounter at farpoint suffers in part because it doesnt find the right balance between the supposed urgency of qs. Sep 28, 2012 i find it hard to even remember how i felt, 25 years ago, sitting in the living room with my parents and waiting for star trek. The episode also spends a whole lot of time distancing itself. The next generation and other popular tv shows and movies including new releases, classics, hulu originals, and more.583 1525 1121 261 1454 1479 1115 941 689 1151 332 1563 639 302 883 1463 680 777 674 302 1436 417 1496 139 1143 1202 1258 644 737 1248 657 1217 937 1660 8 546 789 1270 212 272 594 911 1482 764 383 1107 367