Death in TNG.
Although we don't see deaths on The Next Generation very often, when a character does die, it can have a profound impact on the viewer. How are the effects of death portrayed on the show and what does it mean in our own lives?
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss death on The Next Generation. Topics discussed include how religion and death are shown, how mourning is depicted, deaths we wish hadn't happened, and how the age and importance of the character who dies may affect how we feel about it.
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:53)
What is Death? (00:05:24)
Religion and Death in TNG (00:08:37)
Mourning in TNG (00:26:46)
Deaths We Wish Hadn't Happened (00:33:09)
"Lower Decks" (00:41:34)
The Impact of Command Decisions (00:44:30)
Cheating Death (00:47:35)
Age's Effect on How We View Death (00:50:51)
Not of Equal Importance? (00:53:13)
Final Thoughts (00:55:53)
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (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) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Section 31 in TNG. Discussion on what Section 31 might looked like on The Next Generation.
Death in TNG. Discussion of how death is shown and what impact that it has on The Next Generation.
The Lost Episodes, Part 6. Discussion on three never-produced episodes of The Next Generation.
"Masks." Discussion on the episode "Masks" that we think you'll enjoy, whether or not you're a fan of the episode.
Troi's Dishonor. Discussion on Counselor Troi's assaults and how they were portrayed on The Next Generation.
Durinda Wood Interview. Interview with TNG season 2 costume designer Durinda Wood.
Best and Worst Will Riker Moments. Amy, Justin, and guest Wes Huntington list their choices for best and worst Riker moments.
Favorite Character Moments from Nemesis. Each host lists their three favorite character moments from Nemesis.
The Lost Episodes, Part 5. Discussion on the never-produced episode of The Next Generation called "Blood and Fire."
Weapons of TNG, Part 2. Discussion on ship weapons, both Federation and non-Federation.