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2011 Rittenhouse Archives The Complete Star Trek: The Next Generation Series Two

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    2011 Rittenhouse Archives The Complete Star Trek: The NextGeneration, Series Two 1991 – 1994 has been release as the companion to SeriesOne. While this second installmentfalls just short of the impact of the first release in terms of hits andinserts, it is still a well-crafted set with the same great episode cards and afitting conclusion to The Next Generation Series. If you purchased Series One it is a no-brainer that youshould be picking up Series Two.

    This set falls under our classification of tradingcards. Hobby Boxes contain 24 – 5card packs and feature four autograph cards.

    Here is a look at some of the cards we pulled from our hobbybox.

    Episode Base Set

    The Inner Light, front and back

    Unification Part I, Unification Part II, Time's Arrow Part I

    Time's Arrow Part II, Relics, Chain of Command Part I

    Chain of Command Part II, Tapestry, All Good Things

    Episode Card Parallels

    In Theory, A Matter of Time

    The First Duty, A Fistful of Datas, Ship In A Bottle

    Descent Part I, Gambit Part II, Genesis

    Tribute Cards

    Paul Winfield as Captain Dathon "Darmok", Graham Jarvis as Klim Dokachin "Unification"

    Tony Jay as Third Minister Campio "Cost of Living", John Franklyn-Robbins as Macias "Preemptive Strike"

    U.S.S. Enterprise NC-1701-D Cards

    E15, front and back

    E18, front and back

    Best of Holodeck Cards

    A Fistful of Datas, front and back

    Hollow Pursuits, Ship In A Bottle

    Autograph Cards
    The backs of these cards have a clear embossed text toensure authenticity

    Guy Vardaman as Lt. Darien Wallace in "Time Squared" (Normal Printing), Mark L. Taylor as Haritath in "The Ensigns of Command" (Normal Printing)

    Megan Cole as Noor in "The Outcast" (Limited Printing), Matt Frewer as Berlinghoff Rasmussen in "A Matter of Time" (Extremely Limited Printing)

    Overall Look
    The episode cards pack a lot of information. 5 photos and a complete episodesynopsis. With that much going on,these cards could become “busy” looking, but Rittenhouse has found a way to layeverything out in a clean fashion. The Best of Holodeck insert cards are well designed but we definitelyprefer the Aliens cards from Series One. Autograph cards are designedwell. Glossy parallels of theepisode cards are a nice touch too.

    Quality and Variety of checklist.
    There is plenty here to collect. 88 episode cards and parallels, 18 Tribute Cards, 9 Best ofthe Holodeck cards, 9 U.S.S. Enterprise NC-1701 – D cards, 5 Star TrekCommunicator Pin Cards, 50 Autograph Cards, and a James Doohan (Scotty) cutsignature card limited to 50. There is a nice mix of autographs. Inserts go deep into the actors whoappeared on the show.

    Do the hits hold up?
    If you don’t recognize some of the names, you will recognizethe faces, which helps to keep the extensive autograph list desirable. Wellknown actors such as Kelsey Grammer, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Frakes and ColmMeaney are the chase cards here along with the Limited Edition Communicator Pin Cards and the James Doohancut autos.

    Will you want to collect them all?
    You should be able to pull a complete episode base card setout of a box, as we did. Set builders will chase a complete Parallel base settoo. You’ll also want all theinsert cards. For deeper pockets,there are large purchase incentives. An exclusive Brent Spiner (Dr. Soong)Autograph Card is included with orders of 3 cases. If you buy 6 cases, you get an exclusive autograph cardsigned by Leonard Nimoy as Spock, in “Unification”. If you can swing an 18 case purchase, you get an archive boxfrom the Complete Star Trek: The Next Generation, Series Two 1991 – 1994.


    4 out of 5

    2011 Rittenhouse Archives The Complete Star Trek: The NextGeneration, Series Two 1991 – 1994 is a must purchase for fans of the show andthose collectors who already have Series One.

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