A half-good, half-dubious beginning to a worthy successor of the Original Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation's pilot episode is a mixed bag. On the one hand, there's a decent cast and everything LOOKS better than the original series -- the spacecrafts, F/X, costumes and sets -- but, on the other, half of the story is goofy and awkwardly implemented into the main story.
The "goofy" part is the character of Q, an omniscient being, who suddenly appears on the Bridge of the Enterprise just past the 5-minute mark (!) and shortly later transports most of the Bridge crew to some absurd... read the rest.