Fricking "Character" episodes. In the future, if human beings are still bitching and moaning about their emotions and having awkwardly adolescent romantic encounters, then hopefully some other species will come and end our misery.
Star Trek: TNG was a masterpiece because it wasn't loaded with a bunch of small talk, shooting the breeze, stupid humor, or otherwise irrelevant dialogue. It was straight-forward sci-fi, serious and to the point. It showed human potential in its efficiency.
I DESPISE how the show is bastardized and simplified to appease a shallow American audience. I just watched the latest "24" on FOX and was AMAZED at how the Counter-Terrorism unit in the US is portrayed as so bumbling, incompetent, dysfunctional, and at times incredibly immature. A nuclear device is about to be detonated and people are talking about old relationships and whatnot.
Stupidest crap ever. I think the next Star Trek series needs to have no Berman or Braga, and needs to be Star Trek Academy, but instead of having teens with hard-ons for one another, it should be almost military-esque in terms of discipline. No more showers with a barely naked hot vulcan female. In fact, I think making women on the show sex objects should be stopped also.
Anyways, my two cents. I luckily can always go watch my ST:TNG whenever I want to, but still, I wish they could reproduce what made that show good...actual STORIES and NOT focusing on the CHARACTERS...their petty emotions and minor quabbles. That's not humanity...that's us at our worst.