Trek Geeks #178: The Inner Light


It’s widely regarded as one of the best hours of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and possibly of the entire franchise.

“The Inner Light” changed Jean-Luc Picard and viewers forever with it’s poignant story about a civilization wiped out by its own star going nova a thousand years before.

Picard lives a lifetime in the course of twenty five minutes in an episode that tugs at your heartstrings. We’ll discuss what makes this episode so great and why we love it.

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