Observant readers might have noticed that it’s been a while since I talked about ST:TNG Season 5. Well, there were a couple of reasons for that. First, there was a bit of a wait for season six to be released, and then it took a while for it to reach the top of my “to watch” pile. Oh, and now it’s taken a while for me to get around to writing this. So that’s three reasons. Unless I can think of any more…
But I digress. This is another strong season, with some excellent episodes such as:
Relics, which sees the return of Scotty from the original series, who’s just as much fun as you might hope.
Chain of Command, a two-parter which involves Picard being captured by the Cardassians and tortured by a particularly nasty example of the species.
Tapestry, in which Q takes Picard back to an earlier point in his life and gives him the chance to change something he did as a young man. This proves to be a non-optimal decision.
Frame of Mind, in which Riker has a slight problem working out what is and isn’t real. And has some really spiffy visual effects.
In addition to the revived extras from the DVD version, there’s a new three-part documentary with all the usual suspects talking about making the show.
If by any chance you haven’t been buying these single-season sets, you might want to hang on – there’s a full series set available, which will be a wee bit cheaper.
 Over a year, even…
 Captured in a manner that is a bit convoluted, but I’ll let that pass…