In this episode, Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the very first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint”. On their first mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D encounters a godlike being who calls himself Q and has decided to on humanity on trial. This raises the stakes for the crew when it comes to solving the mystery of Farpoint Station.
We talk about the episode, its plot(s), the characters, and how well it represents what is yet to come. We compare The Next Generation to other Star Trek shows, talk about the ship, what this episode has to say on the nature of humanity, and delve a little bit into some behind-the-scenes stuff that we’ve read about and that seems pertinent to putting the episode in its proper context.