The first episode of the two-part episode won Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Art Direction for a Series" and "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series".
The storyline appeared in TV Guide's "100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History" (July 1, 1996), ranked number 50. The episode was also ranked #70 on the 100 Greatest TV Episodes of All Time.
In 2008, Empire magazine rated Star Trek: The Next Generation 37th on their list of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" and cited "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" as the show's best episode. The episode was ranked #36 on TV Guide's list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time". The two-episode arc ranked second in Entertainment Weekly's list of top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes. -- Tom Boycott AT&T uVerse! | Tom's Android Blog | AOKP (The Android Open Kang Project)
Watching that clip, I'm shocked how Frakes has age , maybe because Patrick Stewart has been in the public eye all this time , but he has barely changed since his Picard days.
True, when you haven't seen someone for a long time they tend to look different. But in Frakes case he was 35 I think when he started TNG, where Stewart was 12 years older. Plus Stewart was always bald then and now so I think white/grey hair shows age more so in this case. -- "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix