Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

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Complete series cast summary:
Patrick Stewart ...  Capt. Jean-Luc Picard / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Jonathan Frakes ...  Cmdr. William Riker / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
LeVar Burton ...  Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Marina Sirtis ...  Counselor Deanna Troi 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Brent Spiner ...  Lt. Cmdr. Data / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Michael Dorn ...  Lt. Worf / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Gates McFadden ...  Dr. Beverly Crusher 154 episodes, 1987-1994
Majel Barrett ...  Enterprise Computer / ... 47 episodes, 1987-1994
Wil Wheaton ...  Wesley Crusher / ... 86 episodes, 1987-1994

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Set in the twenty-fourth century and seven to eight decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to Star Trek: The Original Series (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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The motto of Starfleet Academy, "Ex Astris, Scientia" ("From the stars, knowledge") is based on the motto of the United States Navy, "Ex tridens scientia" (From the sea, knowledge). The crest of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission was "Ex Luna, Scientia (From the moon, knowledge)". See more »

Goofs

The character of Q repeatedly uses - and never correctly pronounces - the French expression "mon capitaine" when addressing Picard. See more »

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Duras: [the fallen Klingons at Khitomer] Those deaths must be avenged.
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Crazy Credits

The pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" has the end credits in a "scroll up" format. All subsequent episodes display the end credits in a "slideshow" format. See more »

Alternate Versions

The first and last episodes were originally broadcast as two-hour TV-movies, and were later re-edited into two one-hour episodes each. Both edits involved removing some scenes from each episode. See more »

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Whether you liked the original Trek or not, 'The Next Generation is a true Trek across space.
9 September 2000 | by chrisbrown6453See all my reviews

Being a child of the late 20th century, I never had the chance to ‘grow up' with the original Captain Kirk and gang; However, lucky me I had Captain Picard to idolize.

While Captain James Tiberius Kirk was the trigger happy, love crazed gigolo, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was (and still is) the gentle, sensitive diplomat. Realizing that you cannot simply compare Kirk's crew to Picard's crew, you must evaluate ‘The Next Generation on it's own merits.

It's a show that had very well written stories, and each week there was a different hero from the no named ensign, to the captain himself. Several of the stories developed into true sagas and much of the plots involved many of the original cast. Bringing Spock into ‘The Next Generation was a true piece of art.

You must keep in mind that the budget for ‘The Next Generation was a great deal larger than that of the original show. With that in mind, the special effects were superb, not only for a television show, but for movies as well. The Next Generation brought some very cool gadgets into our lives including tricorders, androids, and, of course, the most dreamed about invention the Holodeck! What a great thing that would be!

While I would never doubt that the original Star Trek series is a classic, after all, they did name a Space Shuttle after the Enterprise, ‘The Next Generation brought the 21st century into our homes each and every Saturday night, and helped us to believe that we can `Boldly go where no man have gone before!'


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26 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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