Next Generation Favourite Episodes - Season Two
So, the mighty Star Trek was reborn and its first season largely deemed a success by most fans, old and new. Looking back on it now, however, it's definitely the odd season out. This isn't due its quality though, it's more related to small character and personnel differences, and most of these have been rectified for season two. For example, Cmdr Riker now has a beard, Cllr Troi's hair and cleavage-displaying outfits are correct, Geordie and Worf are now wearing yellow, the former is now chief engineer, the latter is now wearing his metallic sash rather than the flappy fabric one... They're all small differences but the show now feels more like home.
That is with one exception - everyone's favourite redhead physician, Dr Crusher, had unfortunately been fired since the first season ended due to her character not being interesting enough, supposedly (although I think most Trek fans would argue that Troi should take that honour - maybe Gates McFadden should've shown her knockers off a bit more). Her replacement was the more abrasive Dr Pulaski who spends most of the first few episodes just arguing with everyone. I guess that's what makes characters interesting! Anyway, the good changes outweigh the bad if you ask me, and the second season, while probably having a stronger first half, was another good one. Here are my favourite episodes from it:
Where Silence Has Lease (Episode 2)
A Matter of Honour (Episode 8)
The Measure of a Man (Episode 9)
Time Squared (Episode 13)
Q Who (Episode 16)
Look out for my Season Three picks soon!