Don’t you feel old now, huh?
That’s right, Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered 25 years ago today, the first truly original addition to the franchise amidst years of reruns and movies with the original cast. It was a huge experimental moment for syndicated television, a breath of fresh air for sci-fi, and… kind of a hard episode to watch, actually. “Encounter at Farpoint”, like most of The Next Generation‘s inaugural season, really doesn’t hold up very well.
Of course, if you’ve read this far, chances are you know the history well enough already, so let’s just skip the preamble rather than waxing nostalgic any further. There’s bound to be enough trumpeting of virtues going on elsewhere; we here at Caffeine-Fueled would prefer to celebrate the only way our booze-addled Friday night brains know how: YouTube clips, and lots of ‘em!
So sit back and feast your eyetounges on these memory pops!
Picard Can’t Sleep
Data’s Access Code From Hell
Worf’s Dating Advice For Wesley
Q Is Mortal Now + The Original Facepalm
Worf Objects To All This Nonsense
Worf Objects Again, This Time More Strongly
Riker Has Had Enough Of Your Shit
Data’s Lifeforms Song
Worf Delivers Keiko’s Baby
Data’s Crazy-Ass Dreams
Worf Being Talkative
The Creepiest Thing You’ll See Today
Captain Picard Day
Data’s Klingon Ritual Challenge
Riker vs. Klingon Women
Data Trolls Everyone With Small Talk
Q Is God Now
Worf Takes Care Of Data’s Cat
Picard Gets Some With Shakespeare
Einstein Sucks At Poker
Picard Lawyers The Sheliak
Fine, Here’s A Serious One: The Defector
Q’s Mariachi Band
Finally, Here’s Q’s Special Parting Gift