Two decades after the orginal series, the 'The Next Generation' was introduced back to the picture box once again. But for where the 1st series of 'TNG' had clung tight to the peramiters of the orginal show. Now the 2nd series of 'TNG' began to stand on it so own feet to give its self a new identity.
Gone (thank godd!)was the over use of make-up on male actors. Plus slight alterations of 'Costumes'(Worfs shash etc..), 'Music', 'Writing', 'Special effects' and 'Cast'(Whoopi Goldberg joined the crew as A qurky bartender and Dr.Crusher is repaced by Dr.Palaski) all added up to give 'TNG' a deeper vision in the Star Trek universe.
The stories, More Imortantly Exel !!!!
With 'A MATTER OF HONOR', Riker joins a Kligon Bird of Prey as its 1st officer.
'THE MEASURE OF A MAN', Data's rights as a person are questioned.
'Q WHO' Enters the 1st appearance of science-fictions most popular creations, The BORG !.
'PEAK PERFORMANCE' Is also my personal series favorite. Riker is given the opportunity to Captain an aging Star ship against the Enterprise in a training exercise. Unfortunately the Feringi turn up to put a spanner in the works.
There are 22 episodes instsead of the normal 26 because of a writers strike and the last episode called 'SHADES OF GREY'is more of a re-cap of the last two series.
The DVD set is well produced, with the series on 6 discs. Containing a host of extra features on the 6th disc.
The plastic sliver case looks very striking & is more impressive than the American version box sets.
Booklet that comes with the 2nd series it self is rather bleak. It could of easliy had more information about behind the scenes, cast and crew.Plus the photos look as if riped from the internet.
In short this is a impressive set of stories, which are mixed with hummor, action, drama and a little room for thinking too!