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Star Trek The Next Generation - The Complete Sixth Season

===Story=== As the sixth season of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' went into production, everyone knew that attentions would soon be permanently divided by the debut of ''Deep Space Nine''. Sure enough, that meant crossovers ("Birthright"), guest stars, and references back and forth. The sense of baton-passing drew the ''TNG'' family closer, however. Directorial debuts begun in season 5 allowed for repeat group-huddle ownership of several shows. Jonathan Frakes bettered "The Quality of Life" by "The Chase," which finally offered an explanation why most races in the ''Trek'' universe are humanoid with knobbly foreheads. Patrick Stewart crowbarred a Western into the franchise in "A Fistful of Datas." LeVar Burton introduced the far more exciting Riker clone Thomas in "Second Chances." But here we still find an inability to follow through a good idea, since it was intended for the clone Tom to replace the real Will. Barclay outstayed his welcome with a lackluster "Ship in a Bottle" (despite a hammy cameo from Stephanie Beacham) after he'd injected creepiness into "Realm of Fear." The same happened with Q and the painfully weak "True Q" contrasted by the philosophically challenging "Tapestry," in which Picard faced the decisions of his youth. Yet ultimately the year provided more memorable moments than either year 5 did or year 7 would. There was the fun of a pint-sized Starfleet in "Rascals," the shocking comment on political torture in "Chain of Command," the endless ''Matrix''-like guessing game of reality in "Frame of Mind," and even a jokey genre nod often called "Die Hard Picard" instead of its official title, "Starship Mine." The two biggest attention-drawing moments came via stellar cameos. There was the bittersweet sight of James Doohan revisiting the original ''Enterprise'' bridge on "Relics," then a quick contribution by Stephen Hawking in the cliffhanger "Descent." Both were attempts at keeping ''TNG'' the connoisseur's ''Trek'' incarnation of choice. ''--Paul Tonks'' ===DVD Features=== *Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1) *Broadcast episodes of the entire sixth season (1992-93) *26 episodes on 7 discs *Featurettes: Mission Overview: Year Six (cast and crew comment on Patrick Stewart's acclaimed performance in "Chain of Command" plus highlights James Doohan's appearance in "Relics," the cliffhanger episode "Time's Arrow," the appearance of Stephen Hawking in "Descent, Part 1," and the launch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Special Crew Profile of Lt. Commander Data (an exclusive profile of Brent Spiner and his android character, including rare footage of his recording Old Yellow Eyes Is Back) and more *Bonus trailers for Star Trek: Nemesis and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on DVD *Number of discs: 7


Patrick StewartCaptain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan FrakesCommander William T. Riker
LeVar BurtonLt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Michael DornLieutenant Worf
Gates McFaddenDoctor Beverly Crusher
Marina SirtisCounselor Deanna Troi
Brent SpinerLt. Commander Data
Jerry HardinSamuel Clemens
Whoopi GoldbergGuinan
Majel BarrettEnterprise Computer
Colm MeaneyChief Miles O'Brien
James DoohanScotty
John de LancieQ
Ronny CoxCaptain Edward Jellico
Alexander SiddigDr. Julian Bashir
James CromwellJaglom Shrek
Cristine RoseGi'ral
Glenn MorshowerOrton

  • Genre: TV
  • Director: Corey Allen
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 1177 mins.
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 19, 1992
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 3, 2002
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