According to the Star Trek series space is the final frontier for man. Not sure if I agree with that (a huge amount of the oceans or bodies of water on Earth have not been mapped because they have not been explored) but it does make for a cool voice over at the beginning of the show. That being said what is great about this sci fi series is the thought that goes into it. This is not just about different species, space exploration and action rather it is mostly about life lessons and human behaviour. Most of the stories have an aspect that is relatable or something that makes you think. The final season of this edition of Star Trek does not deviate from that pattern. Think, feel and experience = good television.
Episode 1: Descent, Part 2: Data (played by Brent Spiner) has abducted Captain Picard (played by Patrick Stewart), Troi (played by Marina Sirtis) and Geordi (played by LeVar Burton). He is holding them for the Borg.
Episode 2: Liaisons: While taking part in a culture exchange with another species Picard’s shuttle crashes on a planet. He is rescued by the sole survivor of another crash.
Episode 3: Interface: A direct order from Captain Picard to Geordi is disobeyed. He feels he has no choice as he is trying to locate his mother who has recently been reported as missing.
Episode 4: Gambit, Part 1: An away team investigates the reported death of Picard while taking part in a bar fight. Riker (played by Jonathan Frakes) is abducted by a group that pillages archaeological digs.
Episode 5: Gambit, Part 2: Picard and Riker work together to uncover why the gang is looting archaeological digs.
Episode 6: Phantasms: A glitch in Data’s dream subroutine causes him to have nightmares. Somehow this helps him gain insight into the strange occurrences that are happening aboard the Enterprise.
Episode 7: Dark Page: Lwaxana Troi (played by Majel Barrett) becomes ill due to a repressed memory. Her only hope for recovery is for Deanna to root through her subconscious to find the origin.
Episode 8: Attached: Picard and Dr. Crusher (played by Gates McFadden) embark on a diplomatic mission. While on it they are abducted and imprisoned.
Episode 9: Force of Nature: The Enterprise enters a part of the universe in which several starships have become mysteriously disabled. Soon they find out that a brother and sister team has been working on bringing attention to the fact that warp speed travel is damaging to the fabric of space/time.
Episode 10: Inheritance: A woman claims that she is the ex-wife of Noonien Soong. This disturbs Data.
Episode 11: Parallels: Worf (played by Michael Dorn) is back from a Klingon competition. Once back he realizes he is drifting through different parallels.
Episode 12: The Pegasus: Riker comes together again with his former leader, Admiral Pressman (played by Terry O’Quinn). Pressman wants the Enterprise to engage in a search mission to locate his missing ship.
Episode 13: Homeward: Worf’s foster brother contravenes the Prime Directive. He does this by attempting to save an alien race whose planet is dying.
Episode 14: Sub Rosa: Dr. Crusher goes off to her grandmother’s funeral. While there she discovers that her grandmother had been having romantic encounters with a man who had been after her family’s women for generations.
Episode 15: Lower Decks: Four young officers are going to work their hardest to show their worth. With that goal in mind, they embark on a dangerous and top-secret mission.
Episode 16: Thine Own Self: Data finds himself on a planet with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Soon after the inhabitants of the planet accuse him of spreading a plague.
Episode 17: Masks: Data finds an alien archive on the Enterprise and soon the ship begins a transformation into an ancient alien temple. At the same time Data become possessed by several personalities.
Episode 18: Eye of the Beholder: Troi and Worf begin an investigation of a suicide by a crew member. While doing so they both begin to have romantic feelings for the other.
Episode 19: Genesis: Upon their return from an away mission, Picard and Data find the Enterprise drifting in space. On board crew members are devolving into their animal ancestors.
Episode 20: Journey’s End: Due to a new Federation-Cardassian treaty Picard’s orders are to evacuate a Native American colony. This is made more difficult due to Wesley’s (played by Wil Wheaton) protests.
Episode 21: Firstborn: Alexander (played by Brian Bonsall) is less than interested in his Rite of Ascension. The spotlight turns to an unknown warrior named K’Mtar (played by James Sloyan) who makes an upsetting request.
Episode 22: Bloodlines: Picard attempts to save his son from a vengeful Ferengi who wants an eye for an eye. Picard had killed the Ferengi’s son years ago in a battle.
Episode 23: Emergence: The computer systems aboard the Enterprise keep having malfunctions. Some of the crew believes the system is evolving into something new.
Episode 24: Pre-emptive Strike: Ro Laren (played by Michelle Forbes), just having finished Advanced Tactical Training, is tasked with infiltrating the Marquis. She soon finds this a difficult assignment as she begins to sympathize with them.
Episode 25: All Good Things, Part 1: Captain Picard begins drifting through three time periods. Q (played by John de Lancie) informs him that he will be responsible for the destruction of humanity in the future.
Episode 26: All Good Things, Part 2: Picard is diagnosed with a brain disorder. He also has to try and stop the event that will destroy humanity.
Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Archival Mission Log: Mission Overview Year Seven, In Conversation: Lensing Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gag Reel, Archival Mission Log: A Captain’s Tribute, Archival Mission Log: Departmental Briefing Year Seven: Production, Archival Mission Log: Starfleet Moments and Memories, Archival Mission Log: Special Profiles, Closed Set: A Tour of the Real Enterprise, Archival Mission Log: Inside Starfleet Archives: Dressing the Future, The Sky’s the Limit: The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation Part One: Umbra, The Sky’s the Limit: The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation Part Two: Penumbra, The Sky’s the Limit: The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation Part Three: Antumbra, Journey’s End: The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Archival Mission Log: The Making of “All Good Things…”