I joined fellow SF fans at the screening of remastered Season 2 episodes of Star Trek: the Next Generation. I enjoyed the camaraderie, special features, and look back at one of the best space opera TV shows as it hit its prime 25 years ago.

"Q Who?" introduced the Borg, which would become one of the franchise's greatest villains. John de Lancie's mischief maker played off nicely against Patrick Stewart's Capt. Picard and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The remastered special effects were clean, although the colors or lighting seemed a bit too dark at times. The audio was excellent, with the starship sounds more pronounced during the opening credits and space battles.

"A Measure of a Man" included 13 minutes of restored scenes from Melinda Snodgrass' thoughtful script. Jonathan Frakes as Cmdr. Riker, Stewart, and Brent Spiner as Lt.Cmdr. Data shine in their roles examining android Data's rights. Overall, this did whet my appetite for more heroic, idealistic SFTV.