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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Trivia

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Goofs

It is claimed that Data can't use contractions (Can't, Isn't, Don't, etc) yet there are several instances throughout the series where he does. One of the first such examples is heard in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint, where Data uses the word "Can't" while the Enterprise is being chased by Q's "ship". See more »

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[Repeated line]
Capt. Picard: Make it so.
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The model of the Enterprise used in the opening credits is so detailed, a tiny figure can be seen walking past a window just before the vessel jumps to warp speed. See more »

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SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES BUT FRESH IN IT'S OWN WAY
2 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Star Trek:The Next Generation was a brilliant series. In a way it was similar to the original but it was also fresh as well.

Firstly, there were similarity's. Data was similar to Spock and Riker could be considered similar to Captain Kirk. But the similarity's ended there. Everything else was fresh and original.

Picard was fresh-he was very diplomatic and understanding and a good negotiator. He was a good captain but preferred to stay on the ship and send Away Team's down to dangerous planets.

Worf was a Klingon which made for interesting stories. Worf may have been a StarFleet officer but he never forgot his Klingon heritage.

Data was similar to Spock but Data wanted to be human and he provided several laughs throughout the entire series.

Dr. Crusher was the ships doctor and I don't think anyone could say she was similar to Bones from the original series.

The stories were great throughout the series. It would be hard to rate individual episodes but the pilot episode and the last two-parter episodes were just awesome.

The Next Generation was truly an awesome series which did well considering it had a tough act to follow in Star Trek The Original Series.


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