20 Plots You'll Never See on Star Trek: The Next Generation
- The Enterprise encounters a mysterious energy field, and they've seen
it many times before.
- The Enterprise successfully ferries an alien VIP from one place to
another without incident.
- The Enterprise visits a remote outpost of scientists and they are all OK.
- Picard, Riker, and Data visit the Holodeck and it works perfectly.
- Captain Picard has to make a difficult decision about a less advanced
people, but the Prime Directive makes it easy.
- A power surge on the bridge is correctly diagnosed as a faulty
capacitor by a well-trained engineering staff using common diagnostic
- The officers of the Enterprise encounter a new lifeform, which later
turns out to be a common, well-known lifeform who was wearing a funny mask
as a joke.
- A major emergency happens near the Enterprise, but fortunately some
other ships in the area are able to deal with it.
- The Enterprise kicks in warp speed and hits a large planet coming
from the right that they didn't see in time.
- The crew if the Enterprise is struck by a mysterious illness, but
the cure is found in the well-stocked sickbay storeroom.
- Geordie looks at something through his electronic eye band and
realizes he hasn't the faintest idea what he is looking at.
- While being attacked by Romulans, Picard orders warp speed and the
Enterprise stalls and won't start up without a call to AAA.
- Data is passed over for promotion because he cannot understand the
most basic nuances of what people are saying to him.
- Wesley Crusher gets beat up by his classmates for being a geek and he
has to start making friends his own age for a change.
- Counselor Troi makes an analysis that states something other than
that which is blindingly obvious.
- A mysterious being composed of pure energy tries to enter the
Enterprise's computer but finds out it didn't bring the right plugs along.
- Riker falls in love with a woman on a planet he visits, gets her
pregnant accidentally, and winds up having to marry her and he gets court
- The officers are beamed down to a planet called "Paradise" where
everyone is happy all of the time. Eventually, they find out that
everything is just as it seems - it's really a neat place to live!
- The Enterprise is involved in a time warp experience and does NOT
wind up in the 20th century.
- Captain Picard, Riker, and Data are captured by a superior
intelligence, who apologizes for the mistake and does not put them on
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