What You Notice In Old Videos

So, do you ever go back and look at episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation for reasons other than that you’re hanging out in a Star Trek forum and there’s nothing to do but go over each and every episode and review them all one more time in case someone forgot to mention something? It’s interesting because sometimes you do notice something you never saw before. For example, look at this scene, in a screen capture from the episode “Future Imperfect” where Future Riker looks at his old home movies.

While Riker watches his past self be attacked by a clown I can't help noticing he has a shiny ball on a glass table.

How many times might you have kind of caught this episode while you were doing something else before, like me, you noticed how much Future Riker was looking longingly at the time far in the past when he had a Giant Shiny Ball sitting on his glass table? “Those were good times,” you can imagine Riker thinking. “And it was just moments before the Space Clown attacked.”

Good times, really, good times.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

5 thoughts on “What You Notice In Old Videos”

      1. The Space Clowns never were a hot property. Playmates buried warehouses full of Space Clown phasers that popped out a flag marked ZAP!!! when triggered in New Mexico landfills.Those things never sold then and they go for $24,000 today on eBay.


        1. No, the Space Clowns never really had a chance. But deep down, were they any dumber than that 90s cartoon about … I want to say the Troll Dolls being superheroes and a band, which doesn’t seem like it could be a thing?


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