Star Trek: The Next Generation #3 – AT4W

Back in the days when the Next Generation was really more of the New Coke of Star Trek.

If you’re having trouble watching this video on the Screenwave player, you can view it on youtube HERE.

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23 Comments on "Star Trek: The Next Generation #3 – AT4W"

ErichoTTA
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First comment! I just can’t help but be reminded of Discord from MLP. They’re the same actor! It’s nice to be introduced to Q. He is a pretty popular character. I’m not a fan of the show, but do know about him.

Cyborcat
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Not to mention that Lauren Faust is a Star Trek fan and made Discord similar to Q intentionally.

michealdark
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Yup. Lauren based Discord on Q. The original plan was to get a VA to imitate DeLancie, but someone suggested they try the real deal, and they managed to make it happen. And since then, he’s become a legit fan of the series and kinda a cheerleader for it. And like Q, Discord’s been softened with time (though he still is the consumate trickster character and still likes to mess with the ponies in order to teach lessons even with him becoming their friend (oh, and of course for shits and giggles too!!)). Let’s just hope Dislestia never becomes a… Read more »
SpeedyEric
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1:30- Yeah, I’m sure people like Donald Trump are pissed off that the future of the human race depicted in Star Trek doesn’t use money. Fuckin’ asshole. Nice job on the Scrubs joke in captions. 6:37- And in the words of Picard while I’m looking at this image of Q as a god -like being, “The universe is not so badly designed.” I also know episode star dates, and I also knew right away that this comic takes place during the 2nd season, and I also knew that Tasha Yar was killed during the 2nd half of the previous season.… Read more »
MountCDOSgamer
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Is there going to be a Youtube upload of this episode soon? Whatever video player you’ve changed to this time seems to be the most unreliable one yet for me! I barely got into a second of the video when the image froze even though the audio was still playing, and there isn’t even an option to adjust the quality to make it play better like every other player that’s used on this site.

Lightice
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Yep. It doesn’t even play at all for me, it just gives some “crossdomain access denied”-crap.

mannequinmel
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Aw, I know this was a special episode but I still wish that you would do the usual theme song. Oh, well. First world problems.

NeuroManson
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Does the movie count? Because in that case, they did it so they could retire the old Enterprise by blowing it up and replace it with a new one.

Ranchoth
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An interesting thing about Troi—according to the original series Bible (and this seems to be borne out by writing from the early seasons), the “ship’s counselor” position wasn’t meant to be just “ship’s psychiatrist,” but something like “ship’s interpersonal advisor,” as well. Like an Ambassador crossed with a teambuilding retreat coach.

Very 80s, New Age Woo-Woo type stuff, really. Although a more jaded eye might say it actually looks unsettlingly like a “Political Officer,” enforcing the Evolved Roddenberry Vision. Almost literally “Thought Police,” in Troi’s case. Or rather “Feelings Police,” also appropriately New Agey.

dm3588
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To quote John Crichton: “Man, do I hate godlike aliens. Give me a critter over a godlike alien any day.” The only godlike aliens I actually like are the Prophets, because their mentality and understanding is so incomprehensibly different that they actually seem *alien*. All the others, like Q, Trelaine, etc. just come across as pretentious bullies. And Q’s reasoning really pisses me off. He doesn’t like us because we’re aggressive and expansive? As opposed to what, the Romulans? The Cardassians? Why are we the only ones he interferes with? He says at one point that we have the potential… Read more »
michealdark
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Sounds like someone isn’t very familiar with the trickster archetype.

TheSKARD1
Guest

17:45 – The alien weapons caused confusion leading the crew to think they were in some sort of dance-off with the attacking ship.

gellielfson
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Nice Jojo posing there.

OldManHermit
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Yeah that is some pretty ghastly artwork. Captain Picard is apparently built like a brick shit house.

The MegaNerd
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That opening was awesome!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 I like Q; the Next Generation crew were far to stuck up and full of themselves so it’s nice to have someone to add some humour 5:23 did you ever notice the foam busts the guys wear for the first seasons? so beautiful 🙂 6:53 only a truly confident man would admit that 15:06 stand there and look pretty 🙂 24:06 what do you think of the theory that Trelain is a Q? 1:20 yeah I hated the smugness; especially when the writers would use it as an opertunity to pat the 20th centuary… Read more »
TragicGuineaPig
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Another Reb Brown reference! I just got done watching Spoony’s last episode of Rebruary: Brown History Month.

DarknessFallz
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Damn, that title card kicks so much ass!!

Jon McKenzie
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Couldn’t Picard trick Q into saying his name backward?

TragicGuineaPig
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Surprisingly, not that hard to do.

TragicGuineaPig
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Also, Q’s WWIII uniform: he must have fought for Hyrule, because that emblem on his helmet is The Tri-Force!

Gilberd
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lolol
I never expected a JoJo reference from Linkara

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