TrekRanks Episode 140: Top 5 TNG Underrated

Originally released on August 05, 2022

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In the fifth and final installment of our "Underrated" shows for Star Trek's five legacy series, this week we tackle the "Top 5 TNG Underrated." It's an episode dedicated to celebrating the unheralded moments and episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation. As always, we use the TrekRanks Matrix to break this topic down in five distinct categories: production design, performer/creative, wildcard Dabo round, character and episode! Host Jim Moorhouse is joined by guests Kimberly Lawler and Christian Juel to cover every square inch of the Enterprise-D and its crew.

Episode Rundown:

- Prime Directive: We skip our Level One Diagnostic this week to jump straight into a break down of how everyone made their final picks.

- The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their picks with the usual "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with one episode that helps frame their choice.

-- Secondary Systems: Our guests all rattle off a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists, including some picks hot off the press from the newest era of Trek!

- Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and we discuss one of the best statistical anomalies to ever come out of an episode of TrekRanks.

- Temporal Distortion: We flashback to Episode 126 of TrekRanks and relay some of the great feedback we received for our episode on the Top 5 Characters that Fooled Ya!

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 TNG Underrated. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used in a Temporal Distortion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too)

And don't forget to check out for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.


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