The Best Episodes Directed by Winrich Kolbe
#1 - All Good Things... (2)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 7 - Episode 26
Stardate: 47988.1 - After his encounter with Q, Picard assembles the senior staff, and wonders if Q is actually giving him a chance to save humanity by showing him that the spatial anomaly also exists in the past. As they talk, the ship reaches the Neutral Zone, then Picard returns to the future, where Beverly's ship is also on the edge of the Neutral Zone. He convinces a reluctant Worf to accompany the group into Klingon territory, and then travels to the past, where he orders the crew into the Devron system. Finally, he returns to the present, where he is able to get Tomalak, the Romulan Commander on the other side of the border, to agree to entering the Neutral Zone together. Now heading for the anomaly in all three time periods, Picard learns that it exists in the present, and is larger in the past, but does not exist in the future.
#2 - All Good Things... (1)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 7 - Episode 25
Stardate: 47988.0 - Shortly after Picard is diagnosed with a long-term, potentially debilitating brain disorder, he starts experiencing bizarre shifts into three main time periods: 25 years into the future, a few days before the Enterprise-D is sent on its mission to Farpoint station, and the present. Picard realizes that Q is behind these shifts through time. Q finally reveals himself that humanity is still on trial, and that Picard must stop an event in the future that will halt the formation of life on Earth four billion years ago.
#3 - Scorpion (2)
Star Trek: Voyager Season 4 - Episode 1
Stardate: 51003.7 - The crew of Voyager come up with a solution to the Borg's problem, and are willing to share it with them if they grant safe passage to the ship and its crew. In order to help with the negotiations, the Borg send over a drone designated Seven of Nine as a representative of the collective.
#5 - Favor the Bold
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 6 - Episode 5
Stardate: Unknown Odo struggles with his choices between his friends and the link. Sisko faces a suicide mission in order to reclaim Deep Space Nine. Rom is ordered to be executed. Ziyal is assaulted by Damar - Kira sees this altercation and nearly kills Damar over it.
#6 - Dreamland
Dark Skies Season 1 - Episode 6
With $500 in poker chips they found on Steele, Loengard and Sayers head for Las Vegas. As John makes his way to the gaming tables, Kim lands a job and meets Susan Swenson, a cocktail waitress who already knows more than she wants to about a scheme to use casino winnings to finance a Hive operation. Meanwhile, as John zeroes in on some big winners he suspects are using telepathy beat the odds, he and Kim are brought in to meet with the eccentric casino owner, Howard Hughes.
#7 - Who Monitors the Birds?
Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 13
Stranded and practically defenseless on an alien world, Hawkes accepts an assassination assignment that's supposed to buy him an immediate Honorable Discharge from the Marines.
#10 - Basics (2)
Star Trek: Voyager Season 3 - Episode 1
Stardate: 50023.4 Voyager is captured by the Kazon and the crew are dumped on a planet in its early stages of evolution. As only Tom Paris and Lon Suder have evaded capture, it's up to them and the EMH to come up with a plan to retake the ship.
#11 - Caretaker (1)
Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 - Episode 1
Stardate: 48315.6 While in pursuit of a Maquis ship in a region of space known as the 'Badlands', Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew aboard Voyager and the Maquis ship are transported 70,000 light years from home into the uncharted region of the galaxy known as the Delta Quadrant.
#12 - Tempus, Anyone?
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 3 - Episode 14
Tempus is back and now he kidnaps Lois and takes her to an alternate world, where there is more violence, Tempus is running to presidency against Perry, and Clark is engaged...with Lana Lang, his former girlfriend from Smallville. With the help of an older H.G. Wells, Lois tries to stop Tempus from killing Perry and go back to her world, but for this, she needs to teach the alternate Clark how to be Superman.
#13 - The Siege of AR-558
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 7 - Episode 8
Stardate: Unknown Sisko plans an attack that will allow them to tap in to the Dominion's communication array in the Alpha Quadrant on the planet AR-558. He must also find a way of revealing the 'Houdinis'; mines which hide themselves in subspace and explode without warning. Nog loses his leg during a battle.
#14 - Hope and Fear
Star Trek: Voyager Season 4 - Episode 26
Stardate: 51978.2 - An alien translator by the name of Arturis is able to finally decode the Starfleet message received by Voyager five months ago. It tells them to go to a new type of ship waiting for them with an engine system faster than warp drive, which is capable of bringing them home within three months.
#17 - Lamentation (1)
Millennium Season 1 - Episode 18
Frank investigates the disappearance of a former nemesis, Dr. Ephraim Fabricant, and learns that his family may be the target of a murderer.
#18 - Basics (1)
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 26
Stardate: Unknown. Voyager receives a distress signal from Seska, who claims that Maje Cullah is going to take her baby away from her, a baby she says is Chakotay's. Chakotay is skeptical, but can't take the risk of abandoning his child, should it really prove to be his. Janeway authorises a mission to rescue Chakotay's child and the ship moves deep into Kazon Nistrim territory. However: was Seska for real, or is this all an elaborate trap?
#20 - Mad Buck Gibson
Magnum, P.I. Season 2 - Episode 9
The former wife of infamous adventure author and thrill-seeker "Mad Buck" Gibson, hires Magnum to protect her ex-husband, who, despite being in later life, continues to live his life to the full as a hell-raiser. With Buck to stay as a guest of Robin Master's on the Estate, she wants Thomas to keep him out of danger until she has collected the back alimony money he owes, but he may not be around to pay it if he keeps on with his dangerous antics - something which is proven when Buck makes his entrance onto the scene in a dare-devil parachute stunt - injuring Higgins in the process! Thomas has his work cut out for him trying to ensure that the ageing adventure-seeker, determined not to let age get the better of him, doesn't come to any harm with his wild adventures, but as he does so, he discovers that the man is harbouring a worrying secret, and is seemingly set on a course of self destruction...
#22 - Dear Earth
Space: Above and Beyond Season 1 - Episode 18
In the midst of a mail call, McQueen tells Hawkes to resign himself to being left out of the festivities - InVitros have no families back on Earth. But the mail brings a surprise for the two men. In an effort to bring order to the ranks, the top brass have decided to make a motivational film about the efforts of InVitros fighting alongside natural born humans in the war against the Chigs and they order both men to participate. Hawkes is excited by the opportunity, but McQueen wants nothing to do with the documentary.
#23 - Once a Tiger...
Tales of the Gold Monkey Season 1 - Episode 8
Jake leads the search for a downed plane flown by a former Flying Tiger transporting a prototype gunsight of interest to the Japanese.
#24 - The 37's
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 1
Stardate: 48975.1 After discovering a 1936 Ford truck from Earth floating in space Voyager discovers a series of cryo-statis chambers containing abductees from Earth during the 1930's, including Amelia Earhart and her navigator.
#25 - 3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.
24 Season 1 - Episode 4
Jack breaks out of a locked down CTU so he can follow a lead from the key card. George Mason puts pressure on Jamie and Nina to learn of Jack's whereabouts. Palmer discovers who the source is that leaked the story about his son. Rick and Dan argue about how to handle Janet, while Teri and Alan run into an obstacle as they try to help their daughters.
#30 - 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.
24 Season 1 - Episode 5
Jack takes drastic action to gain the cooperation of the only man who knows how to save Kim, but Mason's interference threatens to ruin Jack's advantage. Kim is delivered to Gaines and she learns just how ruthless he can be when he's crossed. Meanwhile, Teri and Alan watch over Janet in surgery. Palmer talks to the reporter who plans to break the story about Keith and she shows him proof to back up her claims.
#31 - Thine Own Self
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 7 - Episode 16
Stardate: 47611.2 - Data find himself mysteriously stranded on a planet with no recollection of who he is or how he arrived there. Soon he is accused of spreading a plague among the inhabitants. Troi takes the bridge officer's test in an attempt to gain the rank of Commander.
#33 - Caretaker (2)
Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 - Episode 2
Stardate: 48351.6 While in pursuit of a Maquis ship in a region of space known as the 'Badlands', Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew aboard Voyager and the Maquis ship are transported 70,000 light years from home into the uncharted region of the galaxy known as the Delta Quadrant.
#36 - 'Til Death Do Us Part
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 7 - Episode 18
Stardate: Unknown Dukat, surgically altered to look Bajoran, tries to gain Kai Winn's confidence. Sisko cancels his engagement with Kasidy, but shortly changes his mind and marries her despite further warning from the Sarah Prophet. The Breen join the Dominion/Cardassian Alliance.
#37 - When Irish Eyes Are Killing
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Season 3 - Episode 4
Lois tries to convince Clark that his decision to break up is a mistake. When an old Lois' friend comes to Metropolis, she tries to make Clark jealous. But this friend has plans to use her in a Druid sacrifice. Clark finally realizes that he can't stay without Lois, but that may be too late now.
#38 - Silent Enemy
Star Trek: Enterprise Season 1 - Episode 12
When Enterprise is attacked by an unidentified enemy ship, the crew must work frantically to get their new phase canons to operate. Meanwhile, Archer realizes that no one knows Reed well enough to give him a personalized birthday gift.
#39 - The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 11
Rick is organising a surf-ski competition to be held at the King Kamehameha Club (much to the disapproval of co-committee member Higgins) when a Kahuna appears a places a "curse" on the club and all who use it. Magnum and others are sceptical, but the native locals take such curses very seriously, and it seems there may be something in it when one of the competition competitors suddenly collapses and dies; then, amongst other incidents, fire breaks out in the kitchen; and when Rick falls ill. Thomas investigates to try and find if there is a more logical explanation behind the events, but his enquiries aren't helped by a hounding news reporter, who sees the series of strange incidents as a chance for a big news story...
#40 - Don't Say Goodbye
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 15
Having once been hired by wealthy, blind Agatha Kimball to find her missing grand-daughter Amy, Magnum's services are once again called upon by his elderly friend after she has been contacted by a black-mailer claiming to have some important information about Amy. She instructs Magnum to pay the man and get rid of whatever the information about Amy is without investigating further, but when Agatha is nearly killed in a series of suspicious accidents, and when the black-mailer is shot dead during the delivery of the ransom, Thomas decides he must ignore instructions and investigate just what trouble his elderly friend and her grand-daughter are in...
#41 - Dragon's Teeth
Star Trek: Voyager Season 6 - Episode 7
The ship is placed in danger when it comes under attack from a territorial race of aliens known as the Turei. While sheltering on a planet, Captain Janeway tries to make an alliance with its inhabitants, the Vaadwaur. However, she soon begins to think that the Vaadwaur may pose a bigger threat than the enemy above.
#42 - J. 'Digger' Doyle
Magnum, P.I. Season 1 - Episode 17
Magnum tries to impress a beautiful "fan" of Robin's that he befriends, by showing her the Robin Masters estate, only to learn that she is actually a top security expect hired by Robin to test the estate's security. The security company she works for has been hired after Robin's life is threatened if he publishes his latest manuscript; and with him heading for one of three possible locations to collect some dictation tapes, she asks Magnum's co-operation in seeing that the estate is on top security in case it is the destination he's heading for. With the additional aid of T.C. and Rick, Robin's Nest is soon turned into a heavily guarded fortress, but there are parties out trying to see that Robin never makes it to his destination...
#44 - Deadlock in Parma
The Rockford Files Season 6 - Episode 12
Jim gets in trouble when while on a fishing trip he agrees to cast a proxy vote for a friend who sold his deciding vote out to both sides.
#45 - The Taking of Dick McWilliams
Magnum, P.I. Season 2 - Episode 10
Magnum is hired by an old friend's Japanese wife when her now wealthy husband is kidnapped and held for $500,000 ransom. She wants Thomas to deliver the ransom without her strict father, who has never approved of the marriage, finding out. But the further he gets involved, Thomas more and more comes to suspect that not all about the kidnapping is as it seems...
#47 - Resolutions
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 25
Stardate: 49690.1 When Captain Janeway and Chakotay contract an incurable virus they are left on a planet that shield them from its effects. While Janeway searches for a cure, she begins to form a deeper relationship with her first officer. Onboard Voyager, Tuvok, who is now in command, faces a near mutiny.
#51 - With Intent to Die
JAG Season 3 - Episode 13
Admiral Chegwidden investigates the apparent suicide of his mentor, Admiral Clancy, who allegedly shot himself while on a hunting trip with several friends. Chegwidden can't believe that his friend would kill himself, and discovers that someone else may have actually pulled the trigger.
#52 - Thirty Days
Star Trek: Voyager Season 5 - Episode 9
When Voyager encounters a planet entirely of water they discover that the forcefield maintaining its integrity is breaking down. Tom Paris directly disobeys orders in an attempt to save the planet, which results in him being demoted to Ensign and placed in the brig for thirty days.
#53 - The Sound of Her Voice
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 6 - Episode 25
Stardate: Unknown The Defiant attempts to rescue Captain Lisa Cusak who has crashed on a planet with high amounts of carbon dioxide. She has a limited supply of triox, which keeps her alive, but not enough to last until the crew arrives.
#56 - Broken World
Millennium Season 1 - Episode 20
Frank tries to stop a killer of horses before he escalates.
#57 - Resistance
Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 - Episode 12
Stardate: Unknown Tuvok and B'Elanna are captured and imprisoned after an away mission to obtain a chemical vital to Voyager's systems from a black market go wrong. Janeway is knocked unconscious and is rescued by a man who believes that she is his daughter.
#59 - Ray Ray
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 6
While undercover posing a mob boss’ henchman, a counterfeiting job goes wrong. Van is forced to get his father, Raymond Ray, a renowned counterfeiter himself, out of prison on a furlough to help. The mob boss and Ray Ray have a heated past themselves and Van and Deaq now must protect him and make a difficult deadline in hopes of bringing the boss down.
#60 - Ape Boy
Tales of the Gold Monkey Season 1 - Episode 13
Jake and Sarah help an abandoned boy found living among the apes on an isolated island.
#62 - Good Shepherd
Star Trek: Voyager Season 6 - Episode 20
Captain Janeway takes three crewmen with poor performance records on an away mission in the Delta Flyer in an attempt to bring them to Starfleet standards. However, an unexpected collision with a Dark Matter comet leaves the crew in a perilous situation.
#63 - Phage
Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 - Episode 5
Stardate: 48532.4 During an away mission in the search for dilithium crystals, Neelix is attacked and his lungs are surgically removed by a disease-ridden race of aliens known as the Vidiians. His only hope for survival is if the crew of Voyager can get them back.
#67 - The Masterpiece Society
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 - Episode 13
Stardate: 45470.1 - A natural disaster in the core of a system's sun threatens to destroy a colony of genetically engineered people on an otherwise desolate planet. However, the crew's intervention may cause more harm than good.
#71 - Kingdom Come
Millennium Season 1 - Episode 6
A desperate man sets out on a killing spree taking revenge on the holy men that he believes have led him to stray. Frank can see the man's sense of faith and the lack his faith could be the key to stopping this killer. Frank then puts himself in danger when he walks into a hostage situation at a small town church.
#72 - Galaxy's Child
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 - Episode 16
Geordi must work with the real Leah Brahms when she arrives on the Enterprise when a space-borne alien life form thinks the ship is its mother. Tensions rise when she learns that Geordi created a holographic version of her several months before in order to save the ship from danger.
#74 - Up the Long Ladder
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 - Episode 18
Stardate: 42823.2 Picard must convince two dying civilizations that they must co-exist on the same planet to survive, however, they have other plans to ensure their survival: in the form of clones of the Enterprise crew.
#75 - Chosen
The Twilight Zone (2002) Season 1 - Episode 16
A man is annoyed by two tenacious people he believes to be evangelists and refuses to listen to their claims that the day is Armageddon, but as it transpires the day is Armageddon, and the ""evangelists"" are Angels in need of help...
#76 - Mouth of the Snake [a.k.a. All That Glitters] (1)
Knight Rider Season 2 - Episode 21
A Government agent, a murdered lawyer's widow and Michael seek connections between an international criminal, a stolen rocket launcher and the code, "Boca Culebra".
#82 - Mouth of the Snake [a.k.a. All That Glitters] (2)
Knight Rider Season 2 - Episode 22
A Government agent, a murdered lawyer's widow and Michael seek connections between an international criminal, a stolen rocket launcher and the code, "Boca Culebra".
#87 - Cost of Living
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 - Episode 20
Stardate: 45733.63 - Deanna's mother pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise with even more surprising news: she plans to marry a man she has never met. After destroying an asteroid, the ship becomes infected with parasites that eat away at the ship's hull.