(The title is a weak attempt at a pun on the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin'”.) I just finished watching the finale to Star Trek: The Next Generation, “All Good Things…”. Since it first aired, back when I was in college, it is the third time that I have seen it. I have always been fond of that episode. As much as this might go against purists (I’ve never really been much of a Trekkie), I think it is a better episode than Harlan Ellison’s “City on the Edge of Forever”. But it is not the best Star Trek episode I have ever seen. Keep in mind that I never really watched anything after TNG. However, in all of the episodes I have ever seen, the one that I think stands out the most, the one that brought tears to my eye, is “The Inner Light”. I’ve only seen the episode once, but it made quite an impact.

As it turns out, the episode is airing on Tuesday during the day, and my new TiVo is set to record it for me so that I can finally get around to watching it again. I didn’t know it until today, but the episode actually won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1993. It is truly a remarkable episode. You can find a review/spoiler in the link, for those wanted to know more about the episode. I look forward to checking it out again Tuesday evening.


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