Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 6) DVD Review
By Britt Gillette

Nominated for 58 Emmys, including one for Outstanding Drama Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation fulfilled all the potential and promise anticipated of a long-awaited successor to the original 1960s series: Star Trek. Created by a former L.A. police officer, Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek TV series morphed into a franchise famous for the unprecedented fanatical devotion of its audience. Lasting only three seasons during its original network run, Star Trek struck gold with its syndicated reruns, launching a number of motion pictures featuring the original cast as well as novels, comic books, collectibles, and reams of Star Trek-related memorabilia. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) became the first TV series to follow on the heels of the original, and its success would spark the creation of three additional series - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). But The Next Generation remained the most popular spin-off. Despite new characters and new episodes, the mission remained the same as before - "to boldly go where no man has gone before…" And to continue the rich tradition of the Star Trek name - a mission Star Trek: The Next Generation accomplishes with relative ease…

Star Trek: The Next Generation takes place in the 24th Century, almost one-hundred years after Captain Kirk's crew set out to explore strange new worlds. Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart - I Claudius) commands the USS Enterprise-D and its diverse crew of humans, cyborgs, and varying life forms. Accompanying him on his voyage is an entirely new cast of passengers and crew including Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes - North & South), Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner), Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton), Lt. Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby), Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn), Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), and her son Ensign Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton)… Together, they struggle against numerous obstacles to carry out the mission of the USS Enterprise: "To explore strange new worlds… To seek out new life; new civilizations… To boldly go where no one has gone before!" This pioneering attitude, coupled with imaginative and brilliantly-produced alien worlds, provides Star Trek with its unique allure and special place within American pop culture - especially those episodes from the original series, widely regarded as the most popular of the Star Trek franchise…

The Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 6) DVD features a number of exciting episodes including the season premiere "Time's Arrow" in which time travel creates more problems for the Enterprise as the away team's mission is disturbed by a curious and nosy Samuel Clemens. Meanwhile, Capt. Picard has a recollection of an encounter on Earth in the 1890s… Other notable episodes from Season 6 include "A Fistful of Datas" in which a group of hackers have stolen Data's physical features and real life abilities and the crew must work overtime to get him back, and "Lessons" in which Capt. Picard is placed in a precarious position when carrying out his duty threatens to place the woman he loves in dire jeopardy…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 6) DVD:

Episode 127 (Time's Arrow) Air Date: 09-21-1992
Episode 128 (Realm of Fear) Air Date: 09-28-1992
Episode 129 (Man of the People) Air Date: 10-05-1992
Episode 130 (Relics) Air Date: 10-12-1992
Episode 131 (Schisms) Air Date: 10-19-1992
Episode 132 (True Q) Air Date: 10-26-1992
Episode 133 (Rascals) Air Date: 11-02-1992
Episode 134 (A Fistful of Datas) Air Date: 11-09-1992
Episode 135 (The Quality of Life) Air Date: 11-16-1992
Episode 136 (Chain of Command: Part 1) Air Date: 12-14-1992
Episode 137 (Chain of Command: Part 2) Air Date: 12-21-1992
Episode 138 (Ship in a Bottle) Air Date: 01-25-1993
Episode 139 (Aquiel) Air Date: 02-01-1993
Episode 140 (Face of the Enemy) Air Date: 02-08-1993
Episode 141 (Tapestry) Air Date: 02-15-1993
Episode 142 (Birthright: Part 1) Air Date: 02-22-1993
Episode 143 (Birthright: Part 2) Air Date: 03-01-1993
Episode 144 (Starship Mine) Air Date: 03-29-1993
Episode 145 (Lessons) Air Date: 04-05-1993
Episode 146 (The Chase) Air Date: 04-26-1993
Episode 147 (Frame of Mind) Air Date: 05-03-1993
Episode 148 (Suspicions) Air Date: 05-10-1993
Episode 149 (Rightful Heir) Air Date: 05-17-1993
Episode 150 (Second Chances) Air Date: 05-24-1993
Episode 151 (Timescape) Air Date: 06-14-1993
Episode 152 (Descent) Air Date: 06-21-1993

About the Author

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a movie review site where you can find more reviews like this one of the Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 6) DVD Review.

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