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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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Cast

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. Commander Data / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Michael Dorn ...  Lieutenant Worf / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Gates McFadden ...  Dr. Beverly Crusher 155 episodes, 1987-1994
Majel Barrett ...  Enterprise Computer / ... 105 episodes, 1987-1994
Wil Wheaton ...  Wesley Crusher / ... 86 episodes, 1987-1994
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Storyline

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 (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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Country:

USA

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English | Klingon | French

Release Date:

26 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek: TNG See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Dolby | Dolby Digital (re-mastered version)| DTS (re-mastered version)

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Though all of the live-action sequences were shot on 35mm film, the visual effects sequences were shot on video to reduce production costs. This later posed an enormous obstacle when Paramount Pictures decided to release the show on Blu-ray, as the quality of the picture of the original master tapes was not high enough resolution to undergo the transition to Blu-ray format. In order to confront this problem, Paramount Pictures had to recover all of the original live-action and visual effects footage, and use digital techniques to restore and upgrade the picture quality. Essentially, this meant every episode had to be re-edited from scratch. See more »

Goofs

Although the Federation and Starfleet use the metric system, there are numerous occasions when the ship's personnel refer to distances and capacities in obsolete units such as feet, miles, pounds, etcetera. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Picard: [Data has created an android offspring] What you have done will have serious ramifications. I am truly dismayed that you told no-one of what you were doing.
Data: I am sorry, Captain. I did not anticipate your objections. Do you wish me to deactivate Lal?
Capt. Picard: [flabbergasted] It's a life, Data! It can't be activated and deactivated simply!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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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Greatest Sci-Fi series of its time
2 January 2004 | by patwaltSee 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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