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Star Trek Star Trek TNG How to Watch?

Zardnaar

Legend
As the title says.

I have had advice to skip to season 3, others have said start at episode 16 in season 2.

Tried watching episode 1 season 1 but yeah not good. Wife is "life's to short for bad TV".

Anyway watched the episode Q who last night S2E16 the first borg one and enjoyed it.

I'm familiar with TNG it's kinda new to wife but we enjoyed DS9.

Start watching episode 17 season 2 or skip to season 3?
 

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MarkB

Legend
I'd suggest just doing a few 'themed' watches - like, all the Q episodes, all the Borg episodes, all the Klingon-centric episodes, all the Romulan-centric episodes, etc.

Then maybe find a decent review site's list of 'classic' episodes, and catch those.

There's not enough continuity between episodes that you'll lose anything significant by picking and choosing, and while I enjoyed the series when it first aired, it's perhaps the most 'of its time' show of any Star Trek series, even including the original 60s series, so it can feel very dated.
 

Mercurius

Legend
I was binge-watching the whole thing but took a break early in season 6 (to be honest, I got into binge-watching House).

Anyhow, the first two seasons are, overall, sub-par, but there are still some memorable episodes. It really depends what you're after: if you want a deep-dive into Star Trek, watch the whole thing. If you want to watch the show when it hits its stride, start with season 3.

That said, make sure you don't miss "The Measure of a Man" (S2E9) - which some consider (rightly) one of the best episodes of any season.
 




Larrin

Entropic Good
Start with season 4, watch to the end. Then, once you've got some investment in the characters, you're ready to watch the early stuff and see where they came from. Or Don't. Feel free to pull eject on any episode. If you're ten minutes in and you think "This episode sucks" you may as well stop, it won't get better. The bad episodes never pull a twist good ending, you'll learn to know which aren't worth your life's time.

(season 4 is chosen arbitrarily, there is not real reason for it to be a starting point, but there also aren't many reasons for it not to be your starting point.)
 


Zardnaar

Legend
I was binge-watching the whole thing but took a break early in season 6 (to be honest, I got into binge-watching House).

Anyhow, the first two seasons are, overall, sub-par, but there are still some memorable episodes. It really depends what you're after: if you want a deep-dive into Star Trek, watch the whole thing. If you want to watch the show when it hits its stride, start with season 3.

That said, make sure you don't miss "The Measure of a Man" (S2E9) - which some consider (rightly) one of the best episodes of any season.

Ok got Measure of a Man loaded and ready to go.
 




TerraDave

5ever
A logic did emerge, driven by the original series...Q replaces all the god-like aliens, holo-deck replaces all the alternate earths, Data obviously replaces Spock and his emotional issues. Which is like 85% of the episodes.

When they finally could figure out some new things, the series did benefit, at least for a while.
 

ccs

41st lv DM
How to watch? About 5 episodes/week, in your favorite seat, in your sweat pants with snacks.
Where to start watching? About season 3+
And like others have said: If you don't like an episode after about 10 minutes skip to the next one. (spoiler: it always works out OK for the crew). Once you've gotten to the end, then if you feel like it go back & watch S1/S2 & maybe episodes you initially bailed on.
 

Ryujin

Hero
How to watch? About 5 episodes/week, in your favorite seat, in your sweat pants with snacks.
Where to start watching? About season 3+
And like others have said: If you don't like an episode after about 10 minutes skip to the next one. (spoiler: it always works out OK for the crew). Once you've gotten to the end, then if you feel like it go back & watch S1/S2 & maybe episodes you initially bailed on.
Well not always.
 

ccs

41st lv DM
Well not always.
Ok, Tasha Yar got killed off.... No loss & if you're skipping season 1 you'd never know. And when you get to "Yesterdays Enterprise" her return (& exit) won't mean much. Oh no, NPC plot device characters come from, & return to, the past where they get killed by aliens.

Of course I'm also glossing over any other NPC deaths throughout the series. If you're not Picard & co, you don't really matter. If you are Picard & co then it's all good (even when you get turned into a Borg - you'll get better.)
 

Ryujin

Hero
Ok, Tasha Yar got killed off.... No loss & if you're skipping season 1 you'd never know. And when you get to "Yesterdays Enterprise" her return (& exit) won't mean much. Oh no, NPC plot device characters come from, & return to, the past where they get killed by aliens.

Of course I'm also glossing over any other NPC deaths throughout the series. If you're not Picard & co, you don't really matter. If you are Picard & co then it's all good (even when you get turned into a Borg - you'll get better.)
I can't remember the specific episode, but there was one in which Picard was outwitted by the Romulans.

AH! Got it.
The "Vulcan ambassador."
 

If you want all the Q episodes, then you have to watch the two-part beginning of the 1st season, because that IS Q and sets the tone for all his harassment in future Q episodes.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
If you want all the Q episodes, then you have to watch the two-part beginning of the 1st season, because that IS Q and sets the tone for all his harassment in future Q episodes.

I think we did watch that or half of it a while ago.

Hence why I didn't want to watch season one that much.
 

Rabulias

Adventurer
If you want all the Q episodes, then you have to watch the two-part beginning of the 1st season, because that IS Q and sets the tone for all his harassment in future Q episodes.
Some scenes from the season 1 opener are also revisited in a pivotal later episode, from a slightly different frame of reference.
 

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