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Star Trek Clips but out of Context” Reveal TNG’s Silliest Moments

The reason this compilation works so well is that within the context of their episodes, the scenes make perfect sense to the storyline. Cut up and scrambled around, however … I can’t stop grinning. Come, start your morning off right.

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YouTuber Sorenova, who pieced this video together, must really know their Next Generation. Here is a range of incidents that seem intentionally hilarious but were often from serious-minded episodes. They come from a wide span of The Next Generation‘s seasons, and as you watch you’ll often remember the episode in question and how intense it was—but here, it looks like outtakes from a comedy show. And of course, some of these set-ups were intentionally light-hearted and funny, demonstrating the campy episodes every Trek engages in at some point.

Here are some of my favorites in case you can’t watch the video right now, presented totally out of context:

Counselor Troi is made out of cake.


This screengrab of Q is probably the finest screengrab I’ve ever grabbed.

I’m not sure quite where to begin.

Really y’all the episode where Dr. Crusher is in love with a space ghost is vastly underrated.

And of course, the greatest love story never fully told.

“tag urself im Q eating taking a hearty bite out of a spring onion,” Sorenova wrote in the video’s comments. I’m Q staring adoringly at Jean-Luc Picard, naturally.

(images: screengrabs)

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