So I spent a little money and got all 7 seasons on DVD (for a good price). I don't particularly enjoy many of the episodes from seasons 1 and 2, but just having 3-7 would be weird. Anyway, watching episodes randomly and out of order has brought new things to light and reminded me of others. 1. Dr. Crusher/Gates McFadden reminds me of my mom way too much. That would mean I'm Wesley, which is fine as long as I get to date a young Ashley Judd. 2. Riker is an even bigger horndog than I had believed. He constantly flirts with the hot female junior officers in Ten Forward and on the bridge while on duty. He even tries to hit on Data's daughter. 3. Pointy sideburns! 4. Those ****ing Excelsior, [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/0/05/USS_Excelsior.jpg] Miranda (plus the very similar-looking Soyuz), [image=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/0/05/USS_Reliant.jpg] and Oberth-class ships. They're nearly 100 years old during TNG (reused models from the first six movies) yet the damned things are still apparently the backbone of Starfleet even during the later Dominion War where they basically get slaughtered every time they're seen on screen. Admirals inexplicably use Excelsiors as their flagships in lieu of the much more advanced, much bigger, much more powerful Nebula and Galaxy classes, deciding to give command of those behemoths to lowly captains instead. I understand budget constraints, but ILM had three modern classes to use (I guess the Galaxy shouldn't count because the Enterprise-D had to be unique or something). 5. Why is the therapist the most unstable member of the senior staff by far? She had insane mood swings (because she's an "empath") throughout the first couple seasons which more-or-less resulted in her crying and wailing all the time. But when she temporarily lost her abilities, she flipped the **** out even though nothing else changed. Yeah, the point was that it was like going blind to her, but isn't the shrink supposed to know how to deal with that stuff better than laypeople? Whoopi Goldberg could out-counsel her any day. When the centuries-old bartender can do your job better, I think it's time for a career change. 6. Picard is horrible with women. I think the only good one he landed was that piano player who left after she nearly got killed on planet whatever. Otherwise he either falls for the most evil, manipulative ***** around or doesn't make a move on the woman he's constantly pining for (Crusher) because of some huge guilt complex regarding the death of her husband. 7. La Forge has even worse luck. Poor nerdy guy. 8. TNG is a goldmine of awesome facepalms. 9. I love that Gene Roddenberry gave Trek an atheistic bent and the producers continued that tradition after his death. "Who Watches the Watchers" is particularly blatant and entertaining. 10. Gul Dukat from DS9 was in the first ever Cardassian episode... or at least the actor was. I didn't know that. More nerdy nonsense may follow.