Blog RSS
Podcast RSS
Stream Episode »

Download Now (right click and save)

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy these posts: Worst of Trek: Way to Eden,  Worst of Trek: Sub Rosa , The Men of Trek Panel (TNG) and Deep Space Nine: The Visitor

One of the WORST of Star Trek TNG Episodes: “The Game”

star trek tng episodesEveryone likes to talk about their favorite Star Trek TNG episodes… we could make a very long list of excellent stories. But lets be honest here. Not all of them were great. Some of them were very poorly written. Even so, our philosophy has always been: “even bad Star Trek is good Star Trek”. That’s what we had in mind when we created our “Worst of Trek” series and kicked it off with this episode in 2010.  Our goal was to have fun with it—to laugh aloud at the ridiculousness then talk about the things we liked about them too. It’s our way of giving a little love to the less than stellar Star Trek episodes.

Speaking of love… we love Trek and have been watching Star Trek: TNG since it first aired in September of 1987. We were tweens back then and the show helped shape who we eventually grew up to be. Angela and I flip on Star Trek when we’re feeling blue, when were’s under the weather, when we have an itch for “space, the final frontier”. It’s our go-to comfort entertainment. So when we giggle hysterically over episodes like this, remember… it’s out of love. Have a little fun and laugh along with us. :D

This Worst of Trek episode is marked with an “explicit tag” not because of language, but because we reference porn music and the sexual innuendos that are everywhere in “The Game”. If you have children, you may not want to share this with them.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
“The Game”

Aired Date:
October 28, 1991

Season 5, Episode 6

Directed By:
Brannon Braga

Written By:
Susan Sackett
Fred Bronson
Brannon Braga

Brannon Braga

Jay Chattaway

Ashely Judd

Original Trailer: “The Game”

Watch “The Game”

Related Episodes and Posts


Next on Anomaly:
June 7: Age of Ultron Review

Next Best of Trek:
In August: “The Lower Decks”

Next Worst of Trek:
TNG: Genesis (TBD)

About the Host

JenFounding Co-Host / Rogue
Jen teaches her 4-year-old son nerd basics, like the difference between droids and robots. Not the same thing people… NOT the same.
More Info

About the Host

AngelaFounding Co-Host / Cheer-tator
This is not a democracy, it’s cheerocracy and Angela is the cheer-tator… and she will deal with the cheer-consequences.
More Info