We move on to our first love in Trek this week, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it quickly becomes apparent that such now canonical concepts as the Prime Directive are adhered to rather more strictly than in the original series. We also talk about the contrasts between The Original Series and The Next Generation, not least in its use of its cast, and the ways in which the writers of the later show began to move the Star Trek universe (or at least methods of storytelling in that universe) forward.

 

Episodes discussed:

“Who watches the watchers?”

“First Contact”

“Ethics”

Wagon Train to the Stars Episode Six: Do No Harm

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