It’s probably safe to say that the longest-running discussion/argument had by Star Trek fans is trying to figure out what the “best” episodes of each series are. While there are some that are universally hailed as classics, there are many that come down to personal taste, and in that spirit we decided to come up with a list of our own favorites from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
We began by coming up with a “top 5” list of episodes that are widely considered TNG’s best. They are (in no particular order): “All Good Things,” “Chain Of Command,” “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” “The Inner Light,” and “The Best of Both Worlds.” For the next five, we each nominated episodes we considered worthy, and the ones that received the most nominations made the cut and rounded out the list. Some of the titles might surprise you.
Will we reveal our admiration for the grotesque, head-exploding “Conspiracy”? Go public with a hidden love for the Harlequin ghost romance of “Sub Rosa”? Yearn to live among the Irish space farmers from “Up the Long Ladder”? You’ll have to listen to find out!