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

Many of the crew were avid fans of Japanese animation, and often put in references to their favorite shows. This includes the "Exocomps" in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Quality of Life (1992) were modeled after the robot Namno from Dirty Pair (1989), while other episodes often referenced characters from Urusei yatsura (1981). The "Akira (1988)-class" starships are also meant as a double reference to the Anime of the same name and director Akira Kurosawa. The USS Yamato, which briefly appears in season 2, is a reference to Uchû senkan Yamato (1974). The alien race of the Nausicaans is said to have been named after the title character from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). See more »

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Very often star streaks are seen backward. Ignoring tunneling (something that would have been hard to do in the late 80's) when moving faster than light speed stars would look streaked as depicted, but they would be blue as you approach the star and red after you pass. Sometimes this is depicted correctly but others it is seen the other way around. See more »

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[opening monologue]
Capt. Picard: Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.
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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 »

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Greatest Sci-Fi series of its time
2 January 2004 | by (Sultan, Washington, United States) – See all my reviews

People that watch science fiction seem to forget that Star Trek: The Next Generation was filmed from 1987 to 1994, and that it accomplished the breakthrough technical wizardry we now see in other sci-fi movies and television shows.

It was Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG) that accomplished the "orange screen", reducing by 2/3 the cost of shooting space sequences. It was STTNG that finally allowed for a very advanced and yet BELIEVABLE "evolved" human behavior involved in space travel.

I admired Captain Jean-Luc Picard for his reserved Brit style, and the tension between him and Dr. Beverly Crusher. Who did not like watching Lieutenant Commander Data and Lieutenant Geordi LaForge spar over human behavior? What about the short brilliant life of Lieutenant Natasha Yar? Who didn't tune in to see that? Commander William Riker was amazing to watch, as he grew a beard and a conscience -- while still being able to keep up with the great Lieutenant Worf, the only Klingon (as yet) in Star Fleet!?

Those of you out there trying still to wage the Star Wars - Star Trek battle for supremacy -- grow up! They are both inspiring stories in different universes.


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