Random Cool Video – Star Trek The Next Generation Season 2 Gag Reel


At some point over the holiday break I was sent a link to this gag reel … which also served as a reminder of how much things have changed, as I got a completely blank expression from my kids when I used the term ‘gag reel’. So let me back up.

A ‘gag’ is a joke or other humorous moment, whether intentional or unintentional.

A ‘reel’ is one of those tape terms where you spool the ‘film’. Way back when, when shows were recorded on film, mistakes had to be ‘cut’ from the tape. Sometimes they would end up ‘on the cutting room floor’, but occasionally someone noted that a particular mistake or series of mistakes was amusing and they would save them.

These mistakes were often termed ‘bloopers’, but once collected and taped (literally) together, they would become known as a ‘gag reel’.

Whew! So there is the term – and what we have here is a 10+ minute collection of screw-ups, mis-cues, set faults, and more from the second season of Star Trek The Next Generation. If you watch until the end there is a cool surprise (not going to tell … then it wouldn’t be a surprise!)


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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

5 Comments on "Random Cool Video – Star Trek The Next Generation Season 2 Gag Reel"

  1. Thanks Mike- this made me laugh outloud more than a few times

  2. Yes very funny. The end of the reel is great!

  3. I wish you had shared more of what the contents were, or I were faster on checking it out, because it’s gone now… 🙁

  4. Annnnd….it’s gone.

  5. Crap! Figures it was up for a while but as soon as I post it is gone!

    You got to see Gene Roddenberry sing & dance a bit at the end … and the rest is just full of a group of people who obviously loved working together and had loads of fun.

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