Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Honest Trailer for Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek itself is 50 years old, and the second TV series The Next Generation is 30. The show was supposed to capitalize on the Star Trek mania years after the original series, but improved with a real budget for special effects and decent acting. And it seemed like a real improvement, up to a point. However, looking back from the present, we can tell that TNG had its own faults multiplied by the many years it ran. Screen Junkies explores the many tropes, catch phrases, and crutches the show relied on as it entered yet another year of feeding our Star Trek addiction. There's plenty to work with here. Just like the original series, TNG was fun while it lasted, and is pretty funny to look back on now.

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