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I like The Offspring for pure comedic delight. Is there a better scene than when Lal kisses Riker and Data comes in saying "Commander what are your intentions with my daughter?"
However, for me, the most underrated episode is Sins of the Father. Though it always gets rated in the top 15 episodes for me it is in the top 5. It establishes not only the rest of the Klingon honor storylines but, through his sacrifice of honor to save the Klingon Empire, this episode shows Worf's true character. Also it shows us a small sampling of life in the Klingon 'inner city' and has Patrick Stewart at his best. Finally, the final scene where the council, and his brother, turn their backs on Worf is one of the more poignant scenes and luckily it treads the line between poignant and hackneyed.
|What is the most underrated episode of TNG? |
My vote goes to "Lower Decks". Very compelling story, and the poker game scene is amazing. "The First Duty" comes in second, despite Wesley, wih great performances by Ray Walston and Robert Duncan McNeill (a pre-Tom Paris role as a sleazebag).
I believe the character of Cadet (later Ensign) Sito appeared in both episodes.
All of the episodes with Q. Not just with this series, but with all of them that had Q, he just seemed to be like a bug. More irritating than a threat. Q could have been much better.
We're talking about underrated episodes, not ones you don't like.
One of my favourite first season ones is "The Arsenal of Freedom, which has one of the first best dogfights on TNG: IMO, it's up there with the Riker Manoeuvre scene from Insurrection, and the battle with Khan. I also love the sales pitch at the start, and the shootouts with the robots on the planet.
Who Watches the Watchers? - It's touching, thought-provoking, and very enjoyable, and IMO, it's the episode that marks the beginning of TNG's dramatic improvement from seasons 1 and 2. If I had to pick my top 10 episodes, this one would definitely merit a lot of consideration.
Honorable Mention: Darmok - It was plagued by some flaws in its plot, but the scene with Picard telling the story of Gilgamesh to the other captain in front of the fire was one of the best in the series.
i have so many.. but ones that have stuck out.. sorry i dont konw the episode numbers.. the episode where they all cant sleep.. adn start hallucinationg.. and there is this one scene where beverley crush er is in teh morg.. withall teh dead people and she hears a stir.. and they are all sitting up..
another episode is theone wehre they all get brainwashed by teh video game.. and only wesly crusher doesnt play it..will always remember how they are all chasing him down in the end..
as others have mentioned .. the conspiracy one.. wher they finally meet and kill the mother one..
i could go on and on..
and of course the one with riker when that alien makes him older and pretents he has some weird disease to keep him on a planet..
how bout the humour in the q episode where he gets turned human!! lol.. i was totally laughting out loud to that one..
"q:captain.. i grew groggy.. my eyes.. were heavy... and i lied down and was unconscious for hours..!!!! ,picard:- yes yes.. you fell asleep... q:HOW do you live like this!!?!?! " and then the time when jordie is explaining to him eveyrhtign with teh commit or whatever it is.. and his first reaction is.. "q:AH.. geordi: yes? q: no i have a pain in my back" lol