Season One Cheat Sheet
Major notes: The series was still finding its legs in season one, experimenting with tone, plot, and a central focus. Episodes like “Angel One” are fun now for the oh-so-eighties style and design, however.
Best episode: “Encounter at Farpoint” is the best episode of the season. Introducing us to the Star Trek universe in a whole new time period, the two-part series premiere also provides us with the first glimpse of what Q has in store for Captain Picard and his crew.
Time saver: Honestly, if you're already a Trekkie and are strapped for time, you can feel comfortable skipping season one completely. Get right into the thick of things in season two. Tips for that season are up next ...
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