Monday, March 14, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation Retrospective Retrospective

Well, that's done, and every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation received at least a brief review and rating. Just for fun, I'm going to look at the scores I gave to each episode and season and rank things over all. And, of course, remember that there is nothing scientific about any of this, and my basic three tiered rating system (based on Skip it, Watch it, or Buy it) doesn't allow for a lot of nuance.

Out of 177 episodes reviewed, the breakdowns are as follows:

Buy it: 63 episodes (35%)

Watch it: 66 episodes (37%)

Skip it: 48 episodes (27%)

This gives an overall score of 129 episodes (72%) that fall somewhere in the range of good to great. That's a score any long-running series can take pride in.

And then I gave each rating a score, with Skip it getting zero, Watch it getting 1 point, and Buy it getting 2 points. I thought about weighing the Buy it score with three points, but decided that I'd keep things somewhat simple. Here are the seasons ranked from lowest to highest in terms of their overall score:

Season Two: 18 points

Season One: 21 points (tied)

Season Seven: 21 points (tied)

Season Five:
27 points

Season Six: 33 points

Season Four:
34 points

Season Three: 38 points

And all of this proves... nothing.


Justin Garrett Blum said...

Well, it proves one thing, Mr. Pfeffer. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong.

Donald said...

Having never been wrong, I can't speak to the veracity of that statement. However, I will point out that Quint was the one who got eaten by the shark in the end. Maybe if he had gone to college, he couldn't taken that class "How not to get eaten by a fucking shart 101."

The first lesson is, "When somebody offers you a life jacket, wear it."

The second lesson is, "When you see a shark, swim away really fast."