Grant Miller and Robert Simpson discuss the feature-length pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation as they begin their massive rematch of modern Star Trek. There’s all sorts of stuff we missed the first time round, such as awkward moments in turbolifts, an emotional android, and Riker hollering on the holodeck.
Episode synopsis: Captain Jean-Luc Picard leads the crew of the USS Enterprise-D on its maiden voyage, to examine a new planetary station for trade with the Federation. On the way, they encounter Q, an omnipotent extra-dimensional being, who challenges humanity as a barbaric, inferior species. Picard and his new crew must hold off Q’s challenge and solve the puzzle of Farpoint station on Deneb IV, a base that is far more than it seems to be. [Source: IMDB]
Originally Aired: September 28, 1987
Quote: “I consider it important for my key officers to know each others abilities”