Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 2)

{4.5/5} “You’re a droid and I’m a noid.” — Guinan, to Data

Star Trek: The Next Generation season 2, aired in 1988-89

Geordi has become the Chief Engineer, Worf is Chief of Security, and Dr. Pulaski has replaced Dr. Crusher. Guinan, who has known Captain Picard a long time, joins the ship as a bartender in the new lounge Ten Forward. Although Wesley’s mother is now working at Starfleet Medical, he decides to remain aboard the ship. When an energy life form comes aboard it impregnates Deanna, whose baby grows at a fantastic rate.

The 2nd season is significantly better than the 1st. The storylines are more interesting, and the characters are more defined. It’s also much funnier.

A few nice touches: Picard riding a horse on the holodeck. Picard and Guinan playing 3D chess. Riker hosting a poker game in his quarters.

One more quotation: “I can safely say that to know him, was to love him. And to love him, was to know him. Those who knew him, loved him, while those who did not know him, loved him from afar.” — Ira Graves in Data’s body

And one more quotation: “We look for things… Things that make us go.”

In “Elementary, Dear Data” the holodeck character of Dr. Moriarty surprises Data and Geordi by learning about the computer. In “The Measure of a Man” Captain Picard argues in court that Data is not the property of Starfleet. In “Pen Pals” Data starts conversing with a young girl on a planet that’s about to be torn apart. In “Q Who” Q whisks the Enterprise to another section of the galaxy, where they have their first encounter with the Borg. In “Emissary” special emissary K’Ehleyr boards the Enterprise to help deal with a ship full of Klingons from the past who think they’re at war with the Federation.

There is one dud — “Shades of Gray,” a clip show in which Riker is injured but we know he’s not going to die.

Guest stars include Suzie Plakson and Daniel Davis.

Stars Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Diana Muldaur. Majel Barrett provides the voice of the computer.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed season 1.

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