Don’t let yourself get carried away by this week’s Craggus’ Trek Trek Phase II Omnibus – Vol.7

Here’s your weekly Omnibus Edition of Craggus’ Trek Trek Phase II covering Season 2 episodes 18 to 22 and Season 3 Episodes 1 to 2:

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#StarTrekTNG S2E19 - Manhunt ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lwaxana Troi is back and she's in touch with her inner #BlancheDevereaux as she stalks the decks of the Enterprise looking to get herself a man. Picard hides in his own Private Dick fantasy to get away from Lwaxana's very public dick fantasy while fishy assassins lurk in the transporter room. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lwaxana's not the only thirsty visitor to the Enterprise either as Mr Homn drinks his way through the absent Guinan's liquor supply. ⭐⭐ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #StarTrek #TheNextGeneration #manhunt #CraggusTrekTrekPhaseII #StarTrekTheNextGeneration #lwaxanatroi #lwaxanatroidaughterofthefifthhouseholderofthesacredchaliceofrixxheirtotheholyringsofbetazed

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#StarTrekTNG S3E01 - Evolution ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's commonly held that season three marks the point where #StarTrekTheNextGeneration got good but what's less readily understood is that it wasn't an immediate sea-change as this bland season opener demonstrates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are certainly improvements that are immediately apparent. The uniforms, for one. But mostly it's the complete refresh of the writing staff and departure of showrunner Maurice Hurley that pays the most dividends. The interminable concurrent storyline approach is jettisoned in favour of a more compelling single narrative approach although this first outing, featuring a chilling look into the future of a 'childprodigy' for Wesley Crusher, isn't the greatest. Still it's not a clip show, so let's be thankful for that. ⭐⭐ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #StarTrek #TheNextGeneration #evolution #CraggusTrekTrekPhaseII #nanites

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#StarTrekTNG S3E02 - The Ensigns of Command ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An early entry in the 'Data must deal with a stubborn village and resolves the situation by tampering with or destroying the water supply' TNG sub-genre, its title is taken from a poem by John Quincy Adams but if you're not familiar with the source, it just comes off as one of those impressive-sounding but empty Trek episode titles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the focus is on Data's attempts to convince the colonists to vacate the irradiated planet before the rightful owners wipe them out, there's more fun to be had in Picard's dealings with the infuriatingly pedantic and bureaucratic Sheliak Corporate who have invoked their own version of Article 50 and demand immediate FederExit. ⭐⭐⭐ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #StarTrek #TheNextGeneration #theensignsofcommand #CraggusTrekTrekPhaseII #StarTrekTheNextGeneration #SheliakCorporate

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Tune in next week for the next Omnibus or follow @TheCraggus on Instagram to get Craggus’ Trek Trek Phase II directly in your feed. 🖖

 

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