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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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 <>

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New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds To Explore.


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Did You Know?


The line "Shut up Wesley", which would come to be used as a catch phrase by critics of the character, was only said in one episode: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Datalore (1988). See more »


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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What a great show
30 September 2004 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

I have been hooked on this show ever since I rented a couple of episodes on video over 10 years ago. The series was shown on Norwegian Television, but they stopped it at the end of the forth season. I then bought the whole series, one season after another on DVD. I watched all the episodes, and I realized how great this show is. Over the course of the series, the characters deepen and it gets to be more and more interesting. There is the mishap of the second season, but although it was the worst season, it did have some very good episodes, like 'The Measure of a Man' and 'Q Who?'. I have seen this show now five times from start to finish (and I think that will be seeing much more), but I have found that the episodes which are much action oriented, like the double episode 'Chain of Command', was quite boring. I love episodes like 'Darmok', 'The Inner Light', 'Disaster', 'The Nth Degree', 'First Contact' and 'Who Watches The Watchers?' where the crew meet new races or find themselves in a situation that they are not used to.

This is a series that can be appealing to people who like to see action in their science fiction and people who like to see, meet and know new races in their science fiction. This was a fantastic show.

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