When the holodeck breaks down, Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise face their greatest challenge yet: staving off boredom by pursing an ancient Earth passtime Geordi reports was known as a Role-Playing Game.

Fella, you were dead the minute you fired at that holo-emitter.

#1 – You were dead the minute you fired on that holo-emitter.

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I feel like I should note here that (a) the Aquans really are an alien race in the Star Trek universe and (b) they are in fact fish people, and (c) they only ever appeared in one episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, and (d) that apparently qualifies as series canon, and (e) I only […]

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

#2 – I heard your dad went into a holodeck and he played all the detective scenarios in the holodeck and they had to close the holodeck.

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I will say that among my favorite moments on TNG were episodes where Patrick Stewart, a very fine actor indeed, got to play Jean Luc Picard, Lousy Actor, whether in the holodeck or on stage in one of Bev Crusher’s community theater productions.  You have to give the guy massive credit for managing to be […]

And you should see what they can do with those antennae.

#3 – First Officer’s log: I never thought it’d happen to me, but…

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If you suggested that I’m really only doing this whole thing for the Riker sex jokes, I would have a hard time arguing. I’m maybe wasting material for a future comic in talking about this, but it’s not difficult to watch some Riker-centric scenes in TNG and come to the conclusion that his face is […]

See also: ancient Earth beverage, "Mt. Dew"

#4 – It’s like holograms in your BRAIN

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Poor Wesley, being a kid on a starship; poor Wil Wheaton being stuck playing that kid to an unkind audience.  (Though Wil seems to have come through the dark tunnel of being Wesley Crusher and then some at this late date.) The problem with Wesley Crusher, if I’m gonna argue it, was mostly that the […]

Riker's runner-up idea was "Terek Whore".

#7 – “Occupy Bajor” involved very few Guy Fawkes masks

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I would have made that last Geordi panel redder, but it turns out there isn’t any redder red than that.  None more red.  But, yes, I need to expand my collection of Angry Geordi screencaps, because the way things are going we might be seeing a lot of him.

Riker: "My character can fly."  Wes: "Yeah, uh, well, I can fly twice as high!"

#9 – Seriously, the Enterprise crew go through datapads like toiletpaper

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I feel like the pro forma thing to do here is apologize for the obvious Reading Rainbow joke but (a) at least it’s out of the way (twice-over if you check the alt text on the comics) so we can all stop thinking about it and (b) seriously, Reading Rainbow is awesome. I grew up […]

"Hey Deanna, knock knock."  "Who's there."  "Interrupting penis."  "SECURITY!"

#10 – Riker proceeds to chat up the computer for fifteen minutes

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There’s a thing from the pilot episode of The Next Generation which, depending on how much of your time you’ve spent watching this show and how much of your brain you’ve dedicated to storing info gleaned thereby, you may or may not have ever known and if you did know may have forgotten, but it’s […]