Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

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Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

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 Captain Jean-Luc Picard / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Commander William T. Riker / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Lieutenant Worf / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Counselor Deanna Troi (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Lt. Commander Data / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Dr. Beverly Crusher (155 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Enterprise Computer / ... (104 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Wesley Crusher / ... (87 episodes, 1987-1994)
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Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek (1966). Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds To Explore.


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Lieutenant Worf: Mute.
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One of the few TV shows I'll actually watch
3 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was originally a loyal and dedicated fan of the original series...when I'd seen all the episodes and all the movies, and needed something more to watch, I went and rented Generations...since it did still have some of the original cast. I was dissapointed by how little. I completely rejected the idea of a new cast...no one could ever replace the classics...but I went ahead and watched the rest of the movies...and then decided to watch a few episodes of TNG. Now about a year later I have seen almost every TNG episode, own seasons 6 & 7 o DVD, and own all the TNG movies with the exception of Nemesis. In my opinion, the people who said you couldn't redo Star Trek were quite mistaken. I love the way the characters interact, everyone on the show seems to have such a bond...on and off the screen. The show also deals with a great amount of philosophical ideas and moral issues. The character of Data is a perfect example of that. is he self aware? Or is he just an emotionless machine? I've always leaned towards the former...Brent Spiner does a wonderful job of giving a slight little hint of emotion that really makes you feel for the character and makes you doubt that he's nothing more than just a machine, and makes you question, just what is sentience? These are the kind of wonderful themes this show deals with. I'm not a big fan of TV in general...and there's very little on that will actually grasp my attention. But every night at 8:00 I sit down to watch TNG reruns. It's most definitely my favorite TV show out there.


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