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I'll be watching Encounter at Farpoint when this blu-ray sampler disc comes out, but I'm not expecting to like the episode much. I haven't seen it for about 15 years but I don't remember it being very good. All I remember is the saucer separation sequence used the main theme tune, and was treated like the most important space manoeuvre ever. And background starfleet officers wore uni-dress things that looked ridiculous.

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Holy crap, stop the thread. I've just discovered something whilst sailing the pirate seas in search of Star Trek episodes.

Star Trek the Next Generation: a XXX Parody

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I haven't actually watched it, but... oh my. The funny thing is that it seems to have been made by someone who actually knows the show quite well. The plot involves the discovery of a Tasha Yar from another dimension, Geordi getting help from his holo Leah Brahms (Bobbi Starr!) on the holodeck, a Romulan plot involving Sela... and Picard even gets to play his flute.

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Apparently Wil Wheaton kept writing encouraging tweets to the porn actresses during filming. And here's a trailer...

Better than Encounter at Farpoint, surely? :twisted:

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HD comparison of the last few mins of Encounter at Farpoint. Don't watch if you haven't watched that episode.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/05/star-trek-tng-hd-exclusive-video/

Impressions...

Looks very good indeed. The alien creature is far more detailed rather than just a glowing blur. Faces and uniforms seem clearer and brighter too.

A mate just pointed this out, but the video is not in widescreen. I am guessing they will still do that for the BD release though.

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I think they said at some point that they were considering possibly doing a widescreen cropped version as an option for broadcast. But the home release remains 4:3. They did the same with the TOS remaster. The new effects for that were even created in 16:9 with that in mind, but the old stuff was partially cropped.

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Cause and Effect.

Not bad! Eighthours will be pleased that we understood it. These days genre TV like Fringe can give you a few timeloops before the credits, so you didn't need to be Stephen Hawking.

Still amusingly meeting driven. I reckon they could have got out of the loop on the first try if theyd acted quickly when on a collision course instead of asking for memos and position papers. When the captain is told some really weird shit has been going on, he nods and asks to be kept posted, as if the coffee machine may be about to run out of cups.

Are Picard and the Doctor fucking? He gets quite cosy in his space jim jams.

Ryker has a disturbing leg-up, open crotch stance right behind Data's chair.

This was a perfectly acceptable bit of telly. I was intrigued as to the nature of Data's message to the next loop. I'm glad they fixed it: the camera angles for each new repeated scene were becoming increasingly outlandish.

I'm going to keep going with TNG for a bit longer.

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Are Picard and the Doctor fucking?

There are various subplots regarding their relationship over the entire run of the series. It's especially apparent at the beginning of the series and in one of the episodes in the last season, but the short answer is that they weren't.

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Are Picard and the Doctor fucking? He gets quite cosy in his space jim jams.

Heh, my wife asked me the same thing when they had a scene together in Clues. Impressed that she picked up in the minor frisson.

You mention meetings and conferences - I noticed the same, having not really watched any TNG for well over a decade. It almost felt as if the Enterprise was drifting through space with nothing much on, then as soon as it encountered something a tiny bit out of the ordinary the crew were all over it, reporting in with minor pieces of news to show that they were keeping busy, sending updates to Starfleet like teacher's pets. It was quite sweet. It's actually very odd to watch a programme where everyone respects each other and everything works as it should!

So what's next on your list then Graham? What did your missus make of it? I think you should run all your choices past us, just in case.

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It's actually very odd to watch a programme where everyone respects each other and everything works as it should!

This is an example of where TOS and TNG are polar opposites. In TOS Kirk did whatever he dammed well wanted to, he would talk about the prime directive and then violate it on a whim. he was a man of action.

On the other hand Picard is a Diplomat who does things by the book and/or safely. Always wanting the opinion of his senior staff, rarely beaming down unless he was specifically needed for some reason. Happy to let his executive office handle most of the delegation.

With DS9, Sisko had to juggle both roles due to his unique position, and was happy to use action when needed

Q:"You hit me... Picard never hit me."

Sisko:"I'm not Picard."

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There are various subplots regarding their relationship over the entire run of the series. It's especially apparent at the beginning of the series and in one of the episodes in the last season, but the short answer is that they weren't.

Isn't it revealed that they married and subsequently divorced in the last episode?

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Cause and Effect.

Not bad! Eighthours will be pleased that we understood it. These days genre TV like Fringe can give you a few timeloops before the credits, so you didn't need to be Stephen Hawking.

Still amusingly meeting driven. I reckon they could have got out of the loop on the first try if theyd acted quickly when on a collision course instead of asking for memos and position papers. When the captain is told some really weird shit has been going on, he nods and asks to be kept posted, as if the coffee machine may be about to run out of cups.

Are Picard and the Doctor fucking? He gets quite cosy in his space jim jams.

Ryker has a disturbing leg-up, open crotch stance right behind Data's chair.

This was a perfectly acceptable bit of telly. I was intrigued as to the nature of Data's message to the next loop. I'm glad they fixed it: the camera angles for each new repeated scene were becoming increasingly outlandish.

I'm going to keep going with TNG for a bit longer.

The latter bolding suggests you'll soon grow to love the point made in the former :twisted:

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Still amusingly meeting driven. I reckon they could have got out of the loop on the first try if theyd acted quickly when on a collision course instead of asking for memos and position papers. When the captain is told some really weird shit has been going on, he nods and asks to be kept posted, as if the coffee machine may be about to run out of cups.

Actually Graham that was a never a possibility. Given the relative molecular complexity of the compounds, the Enterprise replicators would be unable to produce coffee long before they stopped producing the polystyrene containers.[/Data]

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Yeah, but Radiohead. I'm pretty sure my mother's never heard of Radiohead. She's heard of Star Trek though. In fact she's seen loads of it - certainly all the original series - and knows all the characters. (And Picard out of TNG, and probably some others as well; we don't get round to discussing Start Trek much.)

My mother's 91. Star Trek's part of the fabric of Western* civilisation. I know In Rainbows was pretty good and all, but... y'know.

* So that explains that then. I've still heard of samurai though. And so has my mother!**

** Basically, let me give it to you straight like a pear cider that's made from 100% pear: can the GF. She's no good.

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Doctor Pulaski is really concerned for the crew member in agony. No wonder she got replaced again.

Note: she was only ever doing one season as McFadden was on Maternity leave and Pulaski was always credited as a guest. Next time McFadden was pregnant she didn't take time off.

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