Well, it's unintentionally been a while since I took a look at TNG's fifth season and it was probably the hardest one so far to narrow down to a mere five episodes. That, however, has now changed as this sixth and penultimate season has proved even more difficult. Admittedly, there isn't really many all-time great Trek episodes here but there are a lot that I personally find memorable and enjoyable, and accordingly I couldn't decide which ones to leave out.
|"Ah, Commander, come in. My bed is still warm..."|
|Beverley's radical dietary technique shocked Deanna...|
Probably the last episode of note, other than the five featured below of course, sees Picard's old archaeology professor visit the Enterprise with a mystery which soon all the major races in the area are chasing along with Picard. Most of the episode is great but the revelation at its climax always seemed to be a bit of a cop-out to me - basically a way of justifying the generally poor quality of the alien make-up throughout most of show's run. I'm sure some fans will still decry its absence from the selection below though, and talking of which, behold:
Relics (Episode 4)
Chain of Command (Episodes 10 & 11)
Face of the Enemy (Episode 14)
Tapestry (Episode 15)
Birthright (Episodes 16 & 17)
Look out for my Season Seven picks soon!