Star Trek: TNG reviews: Season 5, Episodes 1-14
Just to reassure you: No, this is not an April Fools Day prank.
This is me finally making good on a promise I made — oh, I don’t know — about 15 times over the past 36 months.
Three years. Yes, it’s been three years since I posted my last reviews for season four of Star Trek: The Next Generation Inertia can be a real bitch, let me tell you. Granted, I partially put this stuff on hold because I was reviewing BSG and later Caprica, but my attempts to get back to this failed time and time again, and before I knew it, one, two, three entire years had gone by.
Is there still anyone out here? Anyone who believed that I would finally actually do this instead of offering up my promise of “I’ll get back to it eventually”?
I finally realized I needed to latch myself onto something external that would keep me moving forward. And when I saw that, already, Zack Handlen over at The Onion’s TV Club was starting in on his reviews for season five of TNG, I thought, now here’s the perfect opportunity to get off my ass and keep up with an arbitrary pace car, otherwise it will be even more weeks/months/years before I find the “right time” to work it into my schedule.
So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to keep pace. I will be writing — but not necessarily posting — at least two TNG reviews (and hopefully more) a week until I’m finished. Something manageable. Enough to keep things moving.
Hopefully I won’t get derailed. But I think slow and steady will allow me to stay in the game.
I elected to post the reviews on individual pages this time around, rather than in the “recap” style of seasons 1-4, though the lengths are similar to season four (settling in at about 500 words apiece). I wished I’d done it this way all along so the reader comments were on their individual reviews, but so it goes.
You can comment your general thoughts on my return (did you ever think I’d be back, or had you given up on me?) on this blog post, but please post any comments on the individual reviews on the review pages themselves.
Anyway, let’s get on with it.
I might not post more reviews until I have the rest of season five finished — we’ll see how it goes — so enjoy these for now. As a matter of production (because these reviews exist outside my blog software), it’s more efficient to post them in bulk rather than a few at a time.