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Star Trek: The Next Generation 

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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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Gene Roddenberry
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Top Rated TV #126 | Won 18 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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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 155 episodes, 1987-1994
Majel Barrett ...  Enterprise Computer / ... 106 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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During the first season, Gene Roddenberry clashed virtually non-stop with the writing team and Paramount Pictures executives. Roddenberry and Paramount fought back and forth over the length of the show, and later, the length of the pilot. He was also known for re-writing scripts of other writers (and letting his lawyer do so as well, violating WGA rules), or praising them one day, then firing the writer the next. Unbeknownst to the rest of the creative team at the time, Roddenberry had suffered a series of ministrokes, which greatly affected his mood and memory. He was also known for drinking heavily through the lunch hour, and most of the afternoon, against doctor's orders, which caused him broad mood swings and confusion. See more »

Goofs

Apparently the Enterprise's shuttle bays are left unattended; there are many instances in TNG - as well as other ST series like Star Trek: Voyager - in which we hear of an "unathorized shuttle launch." It's extremely likely a ship with a military command structure would have personnel stationed in the shuttle bays at all times. However, it would make it more difficult for the writers to have someone get around the guards somehow, so it's an understandable omission. See more »

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Dr Beverly Crusher: [Picard, Riker, Crusher, LaForge and Troi have all gathered in the Observation Lounge to discuss Amanda Rogers, an intern aboard the Enterprise who mysteriously contained a warp core breach with sheer force of will] She's a little shaken up, but she's gonna be fine.
Commander William Riker: You said she was adopted. Could she be an alien?
Dr Beverly Crusher: She's human. There's nothing more unusual about her. Not that my instruments can detect.
Capt. Picard: Commander, have you been able to determine the cause of the warp breach?
Lt Commander Geordi LaForge: No, Sir. Everything was ...
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Crazy Credits

The model of the Enterprise used in the opening credits is so detailed, a tiny figure can be seen walking past a window just before the vessel jumps to warp speed. 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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Okay, okay, everyone, just relax
2 June 1999 | by ecomcon-2See all my reviews

It's depressing to read a comment from one ST fan bashing another. Can we all agree on one thing: that the universe of Star Trek changed (perhaps in a modest way) not only the way people viewed sci-fi but also how they envision the future?

Each of the four series is excellent in their respect ways:

(1) ST-TOS for starting it all and for revealing Roddenbury's creative genius. TOS has influenced American culture in many subtle ways ("beam be up, Scotty"). Sure, some of the old episodes were weak ("brain, what is brain?") but compare those to the many excellent, thought-provoking episodes. TOS stands on its own (much like the original "Star Wars") and all other ST series are compared against it.

(2) ST-TNG resurrected the series with fresh characters and technologies (can you forget the always malfunctioning holodeck?). Patrick Stewart was a bold choice to play the captain and the supporting cast was excellent. While the first two seasons were weak, the series was going full steam by the third year. The story lines overlapped episodes (which many of you deride as soap opera-ish, but I loved it) providing a sense of character development. While I love all the ST's, TNG is my favorite.

(3) ST-DS9 overlapped and continued where TNG left off. A darker vision, it also maintained the continuous story line technique. Like its predecessor, it was weak in the beginning but soon came into its own. While I will miss DS9, I feel that seven seasons is enough; any longer and you will weaken the production values.

(4) ST-V departs from the other three series (where the players start from Earth and move outwards), Voyager has an original twist: start far away and revolve the show around the characters getting home (moving inwards). And while there's a certain "Melrose Place in Outer Space" feel to it, Voyager is a fine show (I can't quite get myself to call it "excellent" yet). Starting in June ST-V has a new, critical mission: it will now carry the ST franchise alone.

In summary, I believe that each show has brought its own unique contribution to creating/continuing the ST phenomenon. They are all great creative efforts and each should be admired.

I say down with "the Force" and up with "live long and prosper." Make it so, Number One. Engage.


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