Ricardo and Sara have never watched Star Trek before! So Marvin and Dan are taking them on a journey to watch it all, one episode at a time! We‘re currently going through TNG! New episodes every Tuesday! Newbie Star Trek is part of Fugitive Frames.
Imaginary Friend! Basically, a girl gets an evil imaginary friend that's a Solarbaby in disguise. Shenanigans don't ensue until the very end. This one was pretty thin on... pretty much everything, so, fair warning, there's tangents galore!
Link to Spockanalia Issue 2 from the OAKTrust digital repository at Texas A&M: https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/157233
The Perfect Mate! The true prequel to the X-Men movies, in more ways than one! An impossibly attractive woman is presented as property for the purposes of a peace negotiation, and Picard's stuck in the middle? You might be surprised by what we thought of it!
Cost Of Living! Is it just us, or are Lwaxana episodes getting worse every season? Why would she agree to this wedding? Why is she meddling with Worf's son? Why is Deanna giving such bad parenting advice? Why is magic Disney dust turning the Enterprise into Ghostbusters 2 slime? Why anything?!
The First Duty! Our golden boy Wesley gets into some BIG trouble! Will he do the right thing and come clean? Or will he fall back onto his villainous roots and coward out? Or maybe there was an even more interesting alternative to the entire story altogether? Curious...
Cause And Effect! The Enterprise keeps exploding over and over again! But why?! Because of timey-wimey stuff, which Ricardo friggin' LOVES! You KNOW he's going to rate this a high episode, but what does everyone else think? Let's dive into Beverly Crusher's Groundhog Day and find out how they deal!
The Outcast! The examination of heavy topics continues as we deal with the extremely important topic of LGBQT+ discrimination... but from the perspective of middle-aged writers from 1992. Does it hold up? Eh, maybe, maybe not. But their heart was in the right place! Except for one guy, that guy sucks. Which guy? Tune in to find out!
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of suicide and assisted suicide.
Ethics! Roll out the barrel! Specifically, onto Worf's spine. Yes, it's the infamous barrel episode where an act of hilarious pratfall comedy leads to a surprisingly poignant and deep discussion about...well...ethics! Lines are drawn! Which side are YOU on?!
Go and see the End of Days: https://fugitiveframes.com/go-and-see-the-end-of-days
Power Play! What happens when a bunch of energy ghosts take over Ten Forward? A great excuse for actors to play against type!
Star Trek Ninja Turtle: https://fugitiveframes.com/star-trek-ninja-turtle
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Conundrum! Hey, who's that new guy over there? He's obviously not a regular member of the Enterprise crew. We're...we're all pointing at him, right? Like, he's obviously the weird guy who made us lose our memories. Right? Hello? He wants us to commit war crimes? Uh, what the heck is going on?!
Del Taco in Las Vegas: https://fugitiveframes.com/del-taco-in-las-vegas
The Masterpiece Society! Welcome...to Masterpiece Society! Where eugenics reigns supreme, Deanna (once again) crosses inappropriate lines, and Picard makes weirdly waffling convictions about personal freedoms. Also, we get into some pretty intense discussions about the topic. Oh boy!
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of sexual assault and rape.
Violations! In this very special episode... of Star Trek: The Next Generation... and Newbie Star Trek... presented by Common... an obvious villain boards the ship and wrecks up a bunch of people's minds. Boy, the discussion gets heavy!
Hero Worship! Unlike last episode, this one sort of treads old ground as we re-explore Data's desire to be human, except now through the eyes of a child who wants to be like Data! Is it worth it? Does Star Trek drop the ball on one of the most devastating cuts to commercial in the whole series so far? I dunno, maybe?!
George H.W. Bush Vomits - January 8, 1992 (Highest Quality - Restored) - https://youtu.be/B_KVL-wtpgg
New Ground! IT BROKE NEW GROUND! And by that we mean that Worf is finally having to be a father, for once. And we get into a bunch of discussions about our own parents, and Ricardo talks about raising his kid, and I guess they were also shooting a spaceship on a warp wave or something like that? Eh?
Young Jonathan Frakes: https://fugitiveframes.com/star-trek-tng-young-jonathan-frakes
A Matter of Time! An episode so annoying and so bad that not even Robin Williams could've saved it, and not even the time travel plot could entice Ricardo! Wow, is it really that bad? Well, it was written by Rick Berman, so...yes.
Captain Picard is myyy man: https://youtu.be/ocD7ISTlslE
Pole Position: https://youtu.be/xhRIneQFmHA
Unification II! Jasmin returns for the exciting conclusion to Spock's romp through TNG! Now that we got all of that setup and exposition out of the way, we can finally get to the good stuff! Also, NINE!
Colm Meaney as the Referee in "The Warrior" music video: https://youtu.be/8k92ypzU5Ts
Unification I! Jasmin returns to unify with the NST crew and discuss Leonard Nimoy unifying with the TNG crew to unify the TOS and TNG storylines! Although, not really, as Spock doesn't even show up until the end of the episode. But isn't the real Spock the friends we made along the way? The answer is no.
The Game! *cue Triple H theme song* Seriously, though, there's a new game going around on the Enterprise, and it's making everybody c**! Will Wesley and special guest star Ashley Judd be able to keep everyone from the c**ming conspiracy?! Absolutely not!
The screenshot Ricardo took during the podcast: https://fugitiveframes.com/forehead
Disaster! A quantum filament rocks the Enterprise! Picard is trapped in the turbolift with his worst nightmare, three children! Geordi and Beverly are trapped in the shuttle bay with a ghost fire and explosive barrels! Worf has to deliver Keiko's baby! Riker and Data have to cut off Data's head to get into Engineering! Deanna is put in charge of the bridge with Miles trying to save everyone and Ro trying to save themselves! There's...
Silicon Avatar! Who would've guessed that the Crystalline Entity would ever come back? Well, I guess Marvin did since he already saw the episode before, but Ricardo, Sara, and Dan didn't! Are we ready for a crazier version of the Admiral Satie performance from "The Drumhead"? Too bad, it's happening already!
If you want a closer look at Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes looking "zooted": https://fugitiveframes.com/data-and-riker-...
Ensign Ro! Well, Wesley's gone, and we need a new spunky low-ranking character that's constantly accused of committing war crimes. Why not Ro Laren? Also, this story is DEFINITELY not about the Israel-Palestine conflict at all. Not one bit.
If you want a closer look at Beverly Crusher riding a unicycle: https://fugitiveframes.com/star-trek-tng-beverly-on-unicycle
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