Star Trek: The Next Generation brought the space series back to fans and they lapped it up. It also allowed us to fall in love with Patrick Stewart, showed us that Whoopie Goldberg could do well in sci fi series and how we could all fall in love with a droid with no emotions. The love affair between fans and the show went on for seven seasons but as the episode’s title says, all good things must come to an end. That being said fans were crushed when it ended and as such I’m sure all of you will want this the final two hour episode on a disc all by its lonesome.
Captain Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) is informed by Q (played by John de Lancie) that he will be responsible for the end of human beings. Picard is completely distraught and is willing to try anything in order to change that.
What he comes up with is to travel through time in order to find the spatial anomaly that will cause the destruction of humanity. Q offers his help with it. Soon Picard is travelling through time from the distant past when he assumed command of the Starship Enterprise right up to the present and then on towards the future. In the future he sees how things have changed for the Enterprise crew. As might have been predicted this time travel is not easy nor is finding the solution. Picard begins to wonder if Q is doing more harm than good.
Like all good The Next Generation episodes the writers have brought in universal issues like geopolitics and since it is the last episode the emotion metre is on high. The travelling through time with Picard allows you to “travel” through the show and all the memories of the stories. It also really allows you to see how much each of the characters has evolved.
A fitting send off for a good show.
Special Features: The Unknown Possibilities of Existence: Making “All Good Things…”, Deleted Scenes, Episodic Promos