Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

The Excellence Of All Good Things...

I think it's taken us less than two weeks to watch the final season of TNG. And while it still has the occasional rubbish episode, in general it's been marvellous. The writers are clearly much more comfortable, the actors fit their characters like a glove, and we start seeing actual evolution of the setting and the relationships between them. Oh to have started the show like that, and not to have been trapped in the "Every episode must stand alone" mold*.

In any case, the final double-episode is a masterpiece, effortlessly moving over the whole length of the series and pressing all of the right buttons to both celebrate the show, and demonstrate why I loved the characters. Very few shows have had such good endings.

Next up: Deep Space Nine, which I believe I will have to largely suffer through the first couple of seasons, before it Gets Good. I managed that for B5, I can manage for this!

Coincidentally, I haven't read LJ at all this evening, so if something epic or appalling happened to you today I'll find out about it after I get home tomorrow (first meeting at 8:30, visiting a friend after work).


*That mold wouldn't be broken, of course, until Babylon 5 came along, at around the time that Trek was ending, and showed that you could have plots that lasted not just two episodes, but whole seasons, and more.



Original post on Dreamwidth - there are comment count unavailable comments there.
Subscribe

  • Interesting Links for 26-10-2021

    Could Brexit affect beach water quality? (from 2016) (tags: UK waste pollution faeces Europe ) Auto-aiming bow vs. flying targets (a very…

  • Interesting Links for 25-10-2021

    Why is the idea of 'gender' provoking backlash the world over? (tags: gender bigotry authoritarianism LGBT transgender ) Sewage emptied at…

  • Interesting Links for 24-10-2021

    New Zealand trade deal is 'disgrace', says UK government climate adviser (tags: UK newzealand trade sheep environment ) White House delays…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 17 comments

  • Interesting Links for 26-10-2021

    Could Brexit affect beach water quality? (from 2016) (tags: UK waste pollution faeces Europe ) Auto-aiming bow vs. flying targets (a very…

  • Interesting Links for 25-10-2021

    Why is the idea of 'gender' provoking backlash the world over? (tags: gender bigotry authoritarianism LGBT transgender ) Sewage emptied at…

  • Interesting Links for 24-10-2021

    New Zealand trade deal is 'disgrace', says UK government climate adviser (tags: UK newzealand trade sheep environment ) White House delays…