Earl Grey 26: Joy and Gratitude / by Darren Moser

Encounter at Farpoint.

After a 20-year absence on the small screen, Star Trek returned in 1987 with the two-hour pilot "Encounter at Farpoint." Though it was a drastic shift from what we had seen on TOS, it is often considered a weak pilot. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx discuss Farpoint, what it establishes properly in-universe, as well as its shortcoming and our ideas to make it better. So join us as we sip that very first cup of Earl Grey.

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Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 2 seconds



Hosts

Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx

 

Chapters

Split Personality
Data's Creepy Smile
Early TNG vs. Later TNG
Rewrite


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