The Next Generation took a lot from The Original Series—including the general outlook and philosophy of the show. As TNG grew from its initial conception, it gradually evolved a unique identity and started exploring issues all its own. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx talk TNG philosophy. What has changed since TOS? How is “the Roddenberry Vision” represented? We debate these questions and more to decide whether or not TNG represents an accurate vision of the future.
Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx
Favorite Character Moments Season 3. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
Romantic Relationships on TNG. Valentine's Day episode on romances on The Next Generation.
Elizabeth Dennehy Interview. Interview with the actress who played Commander Shelby in "The Best of Both Worlds."
Gowron. Discussion on Gowron's appearances in The Next Generation and his importance to the show.
Favorite Character Moments Season 2. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
Loud As A Whisper. Discussion on the themes of communication, conflict, and disability brought up by the episode Loud As A Whisper.
Courtroom Dramas, Part 2. The conclusion of a two-part series about legal dramas onThe Next Generation.
Admiral Nechayev. Discussion on Nechayev's appearances and how her character develops over time.
Courtroom Dramas, Part 1. The start of a two-part series about legal dramas on The Next Generation.
Melinda Snodgrass Interview. Interview with the writer of "The Measure of a Man," Melinda Snodgrass.