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Outside In Makes It So: 174 New Perspectives on 174 Star Trek TNG Stories by 174 Writers

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Celebrating 30 years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Outside In Makes It So is a collection of 174 reviews, one for every story of the show, the four movies and a few bonus extras. Well, we say “reviews,” but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find scripts, recipes, a Monty Python sketch, a psych test, gossip columns, newspaper ads, a sitcom, a eulogy and ...more
Paperback, 445 pages
Published 2017 by ATB Publishing
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Daniel Kukwa
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Of the four "Outside In" volumes to date, this is easily the most outrageous, more varied, most eclectic of the bunch...and that's wonderful. TNG has always had the reputation of being the most beige of "Star Trek" series, so it's utterly delightful to read a collection of reviews and ruminations that push the series well outside its usual comfort zone. I thought my own contribution (for the 5th season episode "Silicon Avatar") would be considered wild...but there are write-ups in this collectio ...more
Jarrah
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Some of my favourite fan mail my podcast gets is listeners telling us how we made them think about Star Trek in a whole new way. If you want to think about Star Trek: The Next Generation in 174 whole new ways, you can't do better than Outside In Makes It So a collection of essays by 174 different writers, edited by Robert Smith?

Each short piece looks at one episode of TNG (or one of the TNG movies or crossover episodes) from a new and different perspective. We have feminist analysis, like Fiona
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Michel Siskoid Albert
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Outside In Makes It So - 174 perspectives on 174 Star Trek The Next Generation stories by 174 writers including myself - may well be my favorite of the four "TV episodes from an odd angle" books in the Outside In series. At least, I read it at the most devouring of paces. Perhaps it's that I've read fewer think pieces on TNG than I have TOS and before that, Doctor Who. Perhaps by sheer volume, there were more pieces that touched something in me (whether emotional or intellectual). Off the top of ...more
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