Encounter at Farpoint.
After a 20-year absence on the small screen, Star Trek returned in 1987 with the two-hour pilot "Encounter at Farpoint." Though it was a drastic shift from what we had seen on TOS, it is often considered a weak pilot. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx discuss Farpoint, what it establishes properly in-universe, as well as its shortcoming and our ideas to make it better. So join us as we sip that very first cup of Earl Grey.
Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx
Data's Creepy Smile
Early TNG vs. Later TNG
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Enterprise-D Blueprints. Discussion on the beautifully detailed Enterprise-D blueprints.
Favorite Conflict Resolution Moments. Each participant lists their three favorite conflict resolution moments in The Next Generation.
Riker's Command Offers. Discussion on the times Riker is offered command of his own ship.
"Gambit." Discussion on the "Gambit" two-parter.
TNG Roleplaying Game, Part 2. The hosts play a new mission from the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game.
Science in TNG, Part 2. Discussion on the science in TNG seasons 4 and 5.
Dennis Madalone Interview. Interview with the stunt coordinator for 19 seasons of Star Trek.
The Lost Episodes, Part 7. Discussion on a never-produced season 5 Q episode of The Next Generation.
Favorite Badass Beverly Crusher Moments. We discuss our favorite moments showing Beverly as tough and uncompromising.
Deleted Scenes, Part 1. Deleted scenes from seasons 1 and 2 of The Next Generation are discussed.