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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 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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 Counselor Deanna Troi (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Lt. Commander Data / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Lieutenant Worf / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Dr. Beverly Crusher (155 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Enterprise Computer / ... (105 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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Gene Roddenberry had made public his plans to add gay characters to the show (with Geordi La Forge reported to be one such character in the original series treatment), and had even commissioned scripts to introduce them at the start of the series' run. However, with his declining health and subsequent death leaving Executive Producer Rick Berman in charge of production, these plans were scrapped, and as of 2015 no overtly gay characters have appeared in any "Star Trek" television series or film, though several were originally scripted as such. Though no public reason has ever been cited for this omission, writers David Gerrold, Ronald D. Moore, and actors and actress Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula have all obliquely point to Berman as personally vetoing all attempts to introduce LGBT characters into the "Trek" universe. Star Trek, long praised as a pioneer in introducing awareness of social causes into popular entertainment, has been criticized for having cold feet on this particular matter. It wasn't until many years later in Star Trek Beyond (2016) that an LGBT character would appear, when it was revealed that Hikaru Sulu was gay. This decision by the creative team was partly out of respect and an homage to real-life LGBT activist and gay actor George Takei, who originally portrayed Hiraku Sulu. Oddly enough, George Takei was disappointed by the decision in the change, stating that this development for his character is out of step with what creator Gene Roddenberry would have wanted. See more »

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In eight appearances as Q, John de Lancie repeatedly used -- and never correctly pronounced -- the French expression "mon capitaine" when addressing Picard. See more »

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[Repeated line]
Capt. Picard: Make it so.
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The 1991 episode "Unification, Part 1" is dedicated to the memory of Gene Roddenberry. 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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