Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (Season 1) [Bluray]


The new starship Enterprise begins her maiden voyage by uncovering the mysteries of an advanced space station. The crew’s mission is threatened by an omnipotent being named Q, who puts them (and specifically, Captain Jean-Luc Picard) on trial for the crimes of all humanity.

I’ve watched this series through about four times. I’ve decided that I would put my website to good use and add my thoughts about each episode as I go through the seasons and movies related to The Next Generation. I have reposted this, watching the Bluray version. After watching the Bluray version, I have updated my rating from 3 out of 5 to 3.5 out of 5 because of the great update in image quality from the DVD version to Bluray version.

Review: Encounter at Farpoint was the pilot episode to, in my opinion, the best Star Trek series. The first season just came out on Bluray and looks amazing, it’s too bad this season wasn’t too stellar. This episode wasn’t that great, but I gave it a 3/5 because it established “Q”. He will be the key to many great episodes in the seasons to come. Yes, it wasn’t a great episode, but it did enough to establish the characters of the series. Well done in that regard. The plot itself was not that great. It was kinda blah, for lack of other words. But that comes from someone who has seen this series many times.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Quote of the episode: “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.” – Captain Picard


Prod #: ST:TNG 721
Air Date: 9.28.87
Stardate: 41153.7

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