November 19, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Seven, 1993-1994. A giant space ship flies around the galaxy, ostensibly exploring but usually running errands.

Created by Gene Roddenberry. Directed by Alexander Singer (3 episodes), Cliff Bole (3), Robert Wiemer (3), Winrich Kolbe (3), Patrick Stewart (2), Les Landau (2), Jonathan Frakes (2), Peter Lauritson (1), Robert Lederman (1), Robert Scheerer (1), LeVar Burton (1), Gabrielle Beaumont (1), Gates McFadden (1), Corey Allen (1) & Jonathan West (1). Written by Brannon Braga (8 episodes), René Echevarria (6), Ronald D. Moore (6), Naren Shankar (5), Joe Menosky (3), Christopher Hatton (2), Nicholas Sagan (2), Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci (1), Lisa Rich (1), Roger Eschbacher (1), Jaq Greenspon (1), Hilary J. Bader (1), Dan Koeppel (1), Spike Steingasser (1), William N. Stape (1), Jeri Taylor (1), Jeanna F. Gallo (1), Ron Wilkerson (1), Jean Louise Matthias (1), Shawn Piller (1), Antonia Napoli (1) & Mark Kalbfeld (1). Starring Patrick Stewart & Jonathan Frakes.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 1/4 (Bad)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). It's more concerned with wrapping up old unresolved storylines (that had been left unresolved because no one gave a crap about them) than with doing anything interesting. By my count, there are only two great episodes, about six other good episodes, three or four bad episodes, and a couple of terrible episodes (including the clear Worst TNG Episode Ever). That leaves about half a season of mediocrity - a pretty sad way for the show to go out.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.4/4 (Okay)

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