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
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
The officers of the Enterprise encounter a new life form, which
later turns out to be a common, well-known life form 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.
10) 10) The
crew if the Enterprise is struck by a mysterious illness, but
the cure is found in the well-stocked sickbay storeroom.
11. 11) Geordie
looks at something through his electronic eye band and realizes
he hasn't the faintest idea what he is looking at.
12. 12) While
being attacked by Romulans, Picard orders warp speed and the
Enterprise stalls and won't start up without a call to AAA.
13. 13) Data
is passed over for promotion because he cannot understand the
most basic nuances of what people are saying to him.
14. 14) 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.
15. 15) Counselor
Troi makes an analysis that states something other than that
which is blindingly obvious.
16. 16) A
mysterious being composed of pure energy tries to enter the
Enterprise's computer but finds out it didn't bring the right
17. 17) 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 marshaled.
18. 18) 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
19. 19) The
Enterprise is involved in a time warp experience and does NOT
wind up in the 20th century.
20. 20) Captain
Picard, Riker, and Data are captured by a superior intelligence,
who apologizes for the mistake and does not put them on trial.
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