Happy Tuesday! I’m prepping for a camping trip this week, so this post is going up a little later than usual. But better late than never, right? Originally I wanted to write a top 10 episodes post (in keeping with my current Star Trek theme), but it proved to be super intimidating. I’ve only seen the whole series once, so remembering what happened in the early episodes was tough. To kick start my brain, I tried to think of my favorite character moments, and I had so much fun reminiscing, I decided to do a post on that instead!
Below are my top 10 funniest character moments from Star Trek: The Next Generation. If you’re a fan of the show, you probably remember these moments. And if you’ve never seen Star Trek, these may inspired you to give it a try! 🙂
P.S. Even though I’m posting this now, I’m going to link it to next week’s TTT prompt, since that’s a freebie week.
Ten Funniest TNG Moments
Data Grows a Beard
In an attempt to look more human, Data the android decides to “grow” a beard. Unfortunately, the giggles from his friends inspire him to promptly shave it off.
Troi’s Chocolate Sundae Ritual
Troi loves chocolate in any form and is convinced she’s never met a chocolate she didn’t like. Whenever she eats an ice cream sundae, she has a system for maximizing her enjoyment: eating slowly, while scooping her spoon slowly around the outside edge to get as much chocolate fudge as possible.
Worf is a Party Pooper
When Q transported everyone to his own recreation of Sherwood forest, he cast them all as characters from Robin Hood…and Worf was not a fan.
Captain Picard Tries (and Fails) to be Left Alone to Read
Poor Picard. Despite being a man of culture, he doesn’t get a whole lot of time to pursue his more intellectual passions while captaining a starship. So when he gets some unexpected time off, he plans to spend it sitting by the pool and catching up on his reading. No such luck. Instead, he gets wrangled into an adventure with a thief of ancient artifacts, which takes up all his vacation time. #StarFleetProblems
Q Tries to be Nice
Data Leaves Spot
Bev and Deanna’s Girl Talks
There aren’t many women among the senior officers, so Dr. Crusher and Deanna Troi are all too happy to let their girl flags fly around each other. They have impromptu girl talks on the regular, but I think my favorite is when Troi is late to yoga because of a new boyfriend and Crusher makes her make up for it by dishing on all the details.
When Scotty Tells Geordi to Fake It Til You Make It
When the legendary Mr. Scott comes on board the Enterprise for a visit, he winds up helping head engineer Geordi. He’s appalled when he finds out Geordi gives the Captain accurate estimates of how long repairs and upgrades will take. How is Geordi supposed to convince everyone he’s a miracle worker?! 😉
When Ryker Taught Wesley How to Flirt
One of the young ensigns, Wesley Crusher, is having some girl problems, so he turns to famed ladies’ man Ryker for help. Ryker asks Guinan to stand in as the “flirtee” during a demonstration for Wesley…and they both flirt so elaborately, they forget it’s a demo at all!
Captain Picard Day
What are your favorite Star Trek TNG moments?