One of my all time favorite shows is “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Well thanks to following Wil Wheaton on Twitter, I found out about the episode of “Family Guy” that was going to air. I don’t pay attention to current shows on television so without being online, I never would have known about it.
I gotta love modern technology though. I didn’t catch the broadcast of the episode on television, I waited until the day after the show aired, and then downloaded it to my
Roku Netflix Box using the new access to the Amazon On Demand feature. For $1.99 I got to see one episode commercial free, and since I bought the episode, I can watch it anytime I want. I thought that’s pretty cool. The Roku Netflix Box keeps getting better all the time, what a great investment.
I’ve never seen an episode of “Family Guy” before and it does seem to be a shame that the Star Trek content got relegated to being a minor plot in the episode. Seems silly to get so many actors in to voice themselves for so few minutes of actual airtime in the episode. But seems like a funny show, I might just have to rent some of the discs from Netflix of previous seasons to check it out.
In any case, I really enjoyed hearing the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast together again. Patrick Stewart was very funny. I liked that they even included Denise Crosby who departed the Star Trek show in the show’s first season. Many thanks again to the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Whil Wheaton, and Denise Crosby for poking a little bit of fun at themselves and their roles in pop culture.