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Blog #35: Top 10 Best Trek Scenes, Part V

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Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. for the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format.  Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go: #2- TNG: Guinan convincing Picard/Restoring history/Defending the Enterprise C 'Yesterdays Enterprise' is perhaps the best TNG episode they made in my opinion. Everything about this episode is great: time-line changed, Tasha is back: Troi and Worf are gone, the Enterprise and her crew are at war with the Klingon Empire, and only Guinanseems to know that things have changed, even though she is not sure herself. Whoopi Goldberg gave perhaps her best performance as Guinan in this episode, both her and Patrick Stewart were great together in this episode. Going on his faith in his friend Guinan, Picard decides to believe her and insist that the Enterprise-C go back in time t…

Blog #34: Top 10 Best Trek Scenes, Part IV

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Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. for the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format.  Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go: #4- TNG: The Defector: Picard  owns Tomalok/ Admiral Jarok speech This is perhaps my favourite Romulan episode ever. A Romulan defector crosses the line and Picard must debate what he should do: Cross the Neutral zone to stop a war, or perhaps to start one? The Enterprise and defector Admiral Jarok were set up and the Enterprise is at the mercy of 2 Romulanwarbirds commanded by Commander Tomalok, played brilliantly by the late Andreas Katsulas (Babylon 5's 'G'Kar'). Picard refuses to surrender hi ship and very calm and coolyreveals his ace up his sleeve: Cloaked Klingon Warships at his command surrounding the romulan ships. Tomalok has no choice but to back down…

Blog #33: Top 10 Best Trek Scenes, Part III

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Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. for the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format.  Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go: #6- TNG: "There are Four lights"!/ Jellico making enemies Picard is replaced as Captain of the Enterprise by Captain Edward Jellico, and Picard is captured while on a secret mission for starfleet into Cardassian space. Picard is tortured by GulMadred while back on Enterprise Jellico is pissing everyone off who crosses his path. Patrick Stewart gives perhaps his best performance as he plays a man who is both mentally and physically tortured. "There are Four lights" is perhaps one of the most famous Picard lines to be recited by fans. It was hard to see Picard beaten down the way he was but it made for great drama and a great performance by Stewart. Meanwhile R…

Blog #32: Top 10 Best Trek Scenes, Part II

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Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. For the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format.  Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go: #8- TOS: Kirk allows true love to die/ "Lets get the hell out of here" Kirk travels back in time to 1930's Earth and finds perhaps his one true love in Edith Keeler (Joan Collins). Then he learns from Spock that Edith Keeler must die in order to restore the future from which they came. Kirk lets her get hit by a car, holding McCoy back as he tries to save her, and allows his love to die in order to save billions. Very heavy stuff here folks, would you allow the love of your life die in order to save lives? This episode was written by sci-fi writing legend Harlan Ellison, and is perhaps the greatest episode of Star Trek ever made, out of all of the series. And it e…