Although he only appeared in four episodes of The Next Generation, Gowron is one of the most unforgettable Klingon recurring characters that we see in the show. With his bulging eyes, threatening smile, and fighting prowess, Gowron becomes the Klingon Chancellor and appears during some of the most important moments in this period of the Klingon Empire.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss their impressions and thoughts on Gowron's appearances in The Next Generation and the importance of his character to the show. The Next Generation episodes discussed are "Reunion," "Redemption," "Redemption II," and "Rightful Heir." Although Gowron goes on to appear in seven episodes of Deep Space Nine, only his appearances in The Next Generation are discussed in this episode.
Comments from Babel Conference (00:02:41)
First Impressions (00:04:56)
Rightful Heir (00:46:15)
Final Thoughts (01:02:54)
Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Picard's Family. Discussion of the real and imaginary family of Jean-Luc Picard.
Tim deZarn Interview. Interview with Tim deZarn, who played four different aliens on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.
Remember Me. Discussion on Beverly Crusher in the season four episode "Remember me."
Favorite Character Moments Season 7. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
Creatures and Monsters of TNG. Discussion on exotic species and unusual entities on TNG.
TNG Characters Who Play Music. Discussion on TNG characters who play musical instruments and the bands they might form or join.
New Picard Series. Discussion on the news that Jean-Luc Picard will be returning in a new Star Trek series.
Romulans in "The Enemy" and "The Defector." Discussion on what we learn about Romulan behavior and culture from the season three episodes "The Enemy" and "The Defector."
"The Chase" and Panspermia. Discussion on the science behind the theory that life can be introduced from space as seen in the episode "The Chase."
The Lost Episodes, Part 2. Discussion on two more never-produced episodes of The Next Generation.