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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 #124 | 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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Gates McFadden was pregnant during most of the fourth season. Since it was not incorporated into the series, directors used a variety of techniques to hide her pregnancy on-screen. See more »

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The opening credits contain a compositing error. If you look at the sides of the ringed red planet, the stars on the left are moving an entirely different direction than the stars on the right. See more »

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[repeated line]
Capt. Picard: Engage!
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Crazy Credits

The 1991 episode "Unification, Part 1" is dedicated to the memory of Gene Roddenberry. 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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To boldly go where no one has gone before.
9 August 2004 | by colonel_greenSee all my reviews

Nearly twenty years after the original Star Trek was cancelled by NBC, Gene Roddenberry and Paramount sought to capitalize on the enormous success of TOS in syndication and on the big screen. Roddenberry decided to make the new series with few connections to the original, so that it could stand on its own. Many fans didn't like the idea of new characters, but Roddenberry pressed ahead, and Star Trek: The Next Generation was born. British stage actor Patrick Stewart assumed the role of Frenchman Captain Jean-Luc Picard, bringing gravitas, phenomenal acting skills, and an English accent that would become the boon of many jokes; Jonathon Frakes became William T. Riker, the Kirk-esque "Number One" with a love for the ladies and jazz; Brent Spiner was cast as Data, the android who envied human emotion; Gates McFadden was Dr. Beverly Crusher, the CMO with a complicated past with Captain Picard; Wil Wheaton was her irritating son Wesley, who would long annoy the fans; Michael Dorn brought a distinct presence to the recurring role of Klingon officer Worf, so much that he was promoted to regular. Marina Sirtis looked good as Deanna Troi, the psychiatrist who had once been involved with Riker; LeVar Burton was cast as Geordi LaForge, the blind Conn Officer; finally, Denise Crosby was Security Chief Tasha Yar. Also in the pilot was an unnamed conn officer played by Colm Meaney, who would later become Transporter Chief Miles O'Brien.

The first two seasons were of average quality, but they did a good job of setting up the characters and expanding the Trek universe. The series gathered its own following, although it continued to exist in the shadow of TOS. Q became an ongoing presence, appearing twice more after the pilot. His third appearance had him introducing the crew to the Borg, the fearsome cyborgs who would become Trek's most famous villains. Denise Crosby left TNG near the end of the first year, saying that her character wasn't being given enough to do. The producers also removed Gates McFadden's Dr. Crusher, introducing Dr. Kate Pulaski (Diana Muldaur) to induce more conflict. The fans did not take to Pulaski, so McFadden was brought back for the start of Season Three. That season was when TNG really came into its own, ending with the reappearance of the Borg. The Borg abducted Captain Picard, and turned him into one of them; Riker, now in command, gave the order to destroy the Borg Cube, while Picard was still onboard. That was the greatest cliffhanger in TV history, and TNG received a great deal of media attention as a result. Droves of new viewers tuned in for the fourth season premiere, which many perceived as a bit of a letdown after all the hype; but the viewers stayed, and TNG soared in the ratings, producing more and more quality episodes. While it did lose a bit of steam in its final year, it finished with an incredible series finale, All Good Things..., and then launched a movie franchise of its own.

TNG Top Ten Episodes: Conundrum; The Next Phase; Data's Day; The Best of Both World Parts I & II; Redemption Parts I & II; Reunion; The Defector; Face of the Enemy; The Pegasus; Elementary, My Dear Data;


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26 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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