The folks over at Honest Trailers have a propensity for keeping things current, though they have delved into the abyss of entertainment history on a few occasions. This week marked the 30th anniversary of The Next Generation, (mostly) everyone's favourite Star Trek TV series. What better time for HT to scrutinise the show than now?
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The premiere of Discovery isn't the only major Star Trek event this week. It's also the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the series that marked a brave new future for the franchise on TV. Like the original Trek, TNG saw its Enterprise crew go on daring, thought-provoking adventures... but it also went on some ridiculous ones, too. With love for its 30th birthday, here are 15 of the strangest.
Second only to Toy Fair back in February, this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con brought us more toy news than our wallets can reasonably take. Many of the reveals were only available on the convention floor, but there will still plenty of announcements you can look forward to as we creep closer to the holidays. That's right, July isn't even over but it's already time to start assembling those Christmas lists.
This episode should have never worked. It was a one-off, inconsequential story about characters we've never seen before nor would ever see again. It had no battles, no enemies, no star trekking of any kind. And yet, "The Inner Light" from Star Trek: The Next Generation lives on; not just as one of the best episodes of Star Trek, but as one of the finest pieces of modern television. And I'm not the only one who thinks so.
You'd have assumed that by the time the 24th century rolled around, Wi-Fi would be available across the galaxy. But Picard's Enterprise apparently still relied on isolinear chips -- Star Trek's version of flash drives -- to share data. ThinkGeek's version probably isn't quite as advanced, but you don't have to tell your imagination that.