The truth is that there is very little, if anything at all, that can be written about STTNG that has not already been repeatedly covered by reviewers and fans. I can't pretend to offer any greater insights than those already offered, but wish only to pitch in a few comments that arise from my own experience of watching all seven seasons of the show in Blu-Ray format.
Let's cut to the chase on technical quality. This is, like the earlier release of the original Star Trek series on Blu-Ray a few years earlier, simply a spectacular example of meticulous and painstaking recreations of the original video masters. Both shows "sparkle" with a crispness, clarity, and depth of color that seemed impossible to imagine. In the case of the original series, it is like watching the show for the first time all over again, with a level of detail and clarity that could have never before seemed possible. In the case of STTNG, I can remember watching the show on TV when it was first released, and thinking how impressive the effects and the set designs were (of course, ILM was doing the effects, and so they were up to the highest possible quality levels), but the show always seemed to have a subtle shade of what I might call "80's beige" that seemed to settle over the episodes. No more. This re-scan and re-edit of the original studio masters bring this show up to levels that make it appear as it was filmed just yesterday in native high definition format. Detail is crisp to point of astonishing levels. Clarity is superb. Noise levels are almost non-existent (with the exception of one episode, "Time Squared," which, although was a favorite episode of mine, must have had the original masters lost somehow). The show just looks beautiful and lush, with gorgeous color set against a high definition screen. Honestly, its amazing what they did with this remastering effort.
Beyond this, it is pointless for me to further tangle with all the Star Trek questions: Kirk or Picard? NCC-1701, or NCC-1701D? Spock or Data? Overacting or underacting? Drama or thoughtfulness? Pushing the envelope or playing it safe? It's not really too important to me, those questions, because, in truth, these are two very different shows. They share the same heritage, but that's about where it ends. Many people cringed when Kirk and Picard had to share the same screen in "Generations," but that's probably just an example of how different these shows are. They have different approaches, different characterizations, and, in some ways, differing goals. They are both hugely entertaining and thought provoking in their own right (I grew up as a child watching the originals, and then as a young man with TNG came on), and although it is surprising to think that now TNG is a quarter of a century old (ST-TOS is now more than half a century old), that distance can help us see both shows in the historical context in which they were made, and we can enjoy each for what they are.
But in returning to the remastering process that was undertaken for each show, these must surely rank as some of the most impressive works done in TV history. These shows now sparkle in ways they never could before, and as I said in my review of TOS, it's like an entirely new experience that even those who MADE the show themselves could not experience due to the limitations of the reproduction technology of the day. Thankfully, these shows were filmed on 35mm and made use of some of TV's great video technicians, and this is what has allowed the rescans to pull out such incredible levels of detail that were never before visible.
I may write a few more reviews on some of the separate seasons of STTNG, but for Season One, the one thing that sticks out in my mind is how much they "got it right" so soon. Imagine coming onboard this project with the legendary status of the original show. What a risk to take, both for the actors and for the production staff. And yet, with very few missteps, STTNG got off to a flying start, and, dare I say it (I'm contradicting what I said earlier about not getting tangled up in disagreements about the shows) introduced the greatest "villain" (if that is what he is) in the show's history, something I could have never believed possible after seeing Ricardo Montalban in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," whom I always felt was Star Trek's greatest villain. The character "Q" brought so much to the table so quickly that it allowed the cast to establish themselves and set the tone for a new "Star Trek" that would see it carried for seven seasons, and it could have been more, if the cast had not been so completely worn out from the whole thing.
So, what can I say other than, now that the entire STTNG show (all seven seasons) is now available in the remastered Blu-Ray format, run don't walk, to pick them up, and see the show completely anew. And if you haven't seen the Blu-Ray of the original series, I would say exactly the same thing, because it is an amazing adventure to see it in this format. Seven stars. No, eight.