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Checkpoint: Star Trek: TNG Edition


It took awhile but we finally activated a free month of Netflix. It was for the brilliant House of Cards but there are other shows on that service. Shows like the entire run of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

If I had to choose between Star Trek and Star Wars, I would have to side with Gene Roddenberry’s baby, specifically Star Trek: TNG. I’ve watched a lot of Star Trek: TNG via syndication but I’ve never watched it from beginning to end. I part of me wants to watch the high definition restoration of the popular sci-fi series but I was curious how it held up.

It’s amusing to see the tablets and touch screen future imagined 26 years ago realized today. The show as a whole holds up surprisingly well. The clean design of the ship and Starfleet uniforms prove to be timeless. However, the presentation of the alien races and their planets and the child-like wonder of Wesley Crusher do reveal the show’s late 1980’s roots.

So far it has been a wondrous trip down memory lane and we haven’t reached bearded Riker stage. It can only get better from here.

I am a hair’s breath away from completing Tomb Raider. I am milking my time on the island by trying to collect whatever I can. As soon as I wrap this up, I might start BioShock: Infinite.

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