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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Captain Jean-Luc Picard / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Commander William T. Riker / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Lieutenant Worf / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Counselor Deanna Troi (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Lt. Commander Data / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Dr. Beverly Crusher (155 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Enterprise Computer / ... (104 episodes, 1987-1994)
 Wesley Crusher / ... (87 episodes, 1987-1994)


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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26 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Gene Roddenberry and Maurice Hurley fought throughout the first several seasons of the show, with Hurley frustrated by Roddenberry's meddling in scripts and inconsistent dictum. Hurley left the show in the third season, referring to Roddenberry as a "cuckoo bird," a lampooning of Roddenberry's reputation among fans as "The Great Bird of the Galaxy." See more »


Many times throughout the series, a stage light will be reflecting its light off a window, door, glass panel, etc. See more »


[repeated line]
Lieutenant Worf: Mute.
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Crazy Credits

As with the original "Star Trek" (1966) series, each episode begins with the captain reciting the famous opening monologue, "Space, the final frontier...." In recognition of changes in language conventions and style, the conclusion of the monologue has been altered. Whereas the original series ended with "where no MAN has gone before," TNG uses "where no ONE has gone before." See more »


Followed by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) See more »

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A wonderful series
8 December 2002 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting, thought provoking, and most of all entertaining series. Gene Roddenberry not only gave us a "Wagon Train to the Stars," but he gave us interesting stories reflecting the great values our society holds as truths. I know that "some" episodes were not that good, but that can be said of any series that has a long history. For the most part this program exceeds the mark of excellence in writing and entertainment. The delivery of the writing by Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner et. al. truly brought the Star Trek future to life. The casting of this program is wonderful!

I would hope that anyone with the desire for interesting intelligent science fiction would find this program enjoyable. If a person today is ONLY seeking an action packed thrill ride, then perhaps they may not find the value in Star Trek. But I have loved the program from the first day I watched Captain Kirk in "The Man Trap" from 1966. Since then I have watched the development of Trek with an open mind. I believe that ST-TNG to be the best incarnation of all Trek programs, to date.

In this day and age of terrorism, and threats of war, it would be nice if we could apply more of the philosophies from the possible future of this series. Maybe if more people watched this program the world would be a nicer place!?!

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