Patrick Stewart (Actor), Jonathan Frakes (Actor), Rob Bowman (Director), Kim Manners (Director) & 1 more Rated: Parental Guidance Format: VHS Tape Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 9 : Jome, Jome and More

I liked original varients (especially cool occasional captain kirk releases) on the star trek theme, and this is certainly one the finest. I bought tng8 a few weeks ago and was generally disappointed, but this is a much better release. It’s hard to describe just how the story lines are so intricately woven but all of you out there who love star trek (as do i and my mum) will know the score. The acting is top-notch and the dialogue, will slightly ropey in places, is generally slicker than a coating of vaseline.

This is a great video with one of the best tng feature length episodes. The worf aspect is great exploring the issue of choosing the federation or the klingons. It is also one of the episodes featuring the duras sisters who are always entertaining. The 1st part is a great cliffhanger and there are enough plot twists to keep you interested. A great video and an essential if you like worf.

Watching this is much like sitting on a dry sponge for an excessive period of time; it is very enjoyable whilst being immensely frustrating. Although the title does lend itself to a 3 pack of jaffa cakes and a cup of bovril, the actual content falls far short. The 2 episodes included are not the greatest from the series (my 5th favourite season) but they do extend to encourage a large amount of background reading. The video’s reprise (which lead to my generous mark) is due to the many moments where i have worn the tape out with rewinding and in the end isn’t that all that counts. I especially recommend 00:57:26 to 01:06:09. The dvd release should be much better as they take much longer to wear out and also you can pause individual parts much better. I can’t wait for tng69 but in the mean time i’ll have to stick with titanic.

This is another fantastic tng episode, brilliantly written and acted as usual. It’s another feature-length presentation, both parts stringed together for this release. “redemption” follows the plot of a klingon civil war and worf resigns to join his people at this crucial time. This is a really good episode for worf, so fans of worf will love this one. There are many themes going off in both parts (sub-plots), its about loyalty and honour and the future of all involved. The whole of season 4 has led up to this, focussing on the klingon theme. This has really good scenes, great special effects and a fantastic story. It’s one of the best feature-length episodes, star trek politics doesn’t come stronger than this, as doesn’t the epic presentation of such an amazingly constructed story.

  • The rebirth of a franchise
  • Jome, Jome and More
  • A substantial improvement on TNG8

Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 9

Due to the popularity of star trek that had grown and grown over the years, paramount decided they wanted another series but this time with a new cast, many people did not like the fact that a new crew was seemingly replacing the original, and the show was not expecting to survive past it’s first season. Encounter at farpoint introduced us to the new crew of the enterprise and this ship itself quite effectively. All of the crew members are given their own indentity pretty early on, espeically picard’s character (played by the solid patrick stewart) who feels it is inappropriate for children to be on his ship, and the ship itself is given the opportunity to demonstrate some of it’s new abilites. Anyway the enterprise encounters a god like life form, known as “q” (played by the brilliant john de lancie), who puts humanity on trial for being a “greviously savage child race” picard protests and q demands to test picard and his crew to prove to him that humanity has moved on from it’s violent past. This leaves you somewhat intrigued as to what the this test may be, and it is only until the enterprise reaches farpoint station that the story unfolds elegantly and picard’s test becomes clear. The special effects are a little bit dated by today’s standards, and so are the sets, but it is 20 years old now, but it is not bad enough to hinder your enjoyment or the story telling. On their first outing, some of the cast are a bit uneasy in their roles, marina sirtis’s troi charcter springs to mind, and her shortskirt outfit is something that belongs firmly in the 1980s (even the male extras wore it) and thankfully was never seen again until the last episode which was interlinked with the pilot. Overall this episode is perfectly watchable, and it is interesting to watch a hit tv show in it’s infancy, if you havent seen it, and you like science fiction it is definately worth a look.

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Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 9
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4.0 of 5 stars, based on 8 reviews

1 comment on “Patrick Stewart (Actor), Jonathan Frakes (Actor), Rob Bowman (Director), Kim Manners (Director) & 1 more Rated: Parental Guidance Format: VHS Tape Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 9 : Jome, Jome and More

  1. This should not have been a two-parter because part ii is a bore. Part i sets up wonderfully all the suspense, the yridian who tells worf about his father being imprisoned in a romulan camp; data’s dream; worf menacing the yridian on ds9. Pretty strong character moments. But it all washes away with part ii, when we are treated to an entire hour seeing worf frustrated and held captive by pacifist, honorless klingons. Wouldn’t it have been more effective to let worf actually find his father there?. Now that would have been an interesting birthright pt.
  2. This review is from : Star Trek The Next Generation: Volume 9

    This should not have been a two-parter because part ii is a bore. Part i sets up wonderfully all the suspense, the yridian who tells worf about his father being imprisoned in a romulan camp; data’s dream; worf menacing the yridian on ds9. Pretty strong character moments. But it all washes away with part ii, when we are treated to an entire hour seeing worf frustrated and held captive by pacifist, honorless klingons. Wouldn’t it have been more effective to let worf actually find his father there?. Now that would have been an interesting birthright pt.

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