Star Trek Season Two (5/10)


Well it’s better than season 1 in every way! First of all, Tasha Yar’s gone so the cast is more focused, second of all, Riker has grown a beard and, third of all Worf has grown out his hair! Other than that the script’s and episodes are generally better and I can’t remember a truly bad episode from this season. Sure, Picard is still not really a great character yet and Westley Crusher is still an insufferable little twerp everyone hates, but Picard is slightly more likable and there are less Westley focused episodes than season 1 had. 

 This season has some stand out episodes like “Measure Of A Man”, “Elementary, My Dear Data” and my personal favorite episode that entire season “Q-who” where we are first introduced to the iconic and probably greatest TNG villain, the Borg. That episode also has my favorite quote in all of Star Trek from Q that in my opinion best explains the spirit of Star Trek: “If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it’s not for the timid.” 

This season is light years ahead of season 1 of TNG but is still not truly great. Doctor Pulaski and westley Chursher are really, really bad characters and I can only name the really good episodes on one hand(every other season after this has at least a dozen wonderful episodes) so I’m going to have to give this season a 5/10.