In the 24th Century, Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumes command of the Federation's state of the earth, more luxurious flagship, the fifth U.S.S. Enterprise, and its new crew, with more non-humans, such as psychic counselor Deanna Troi, a former of lover of the first officer, commander William T. Riker. Medical chief Beverly Crusher comes with her bright, inquisitive adolescent son, Wesley. On their maiden voyage, to Farpoint space station, on the primitive Bandi planet, they come under the apparently inescapable control of alien Q, representative of a technologically superior civilization. He calls humanity backward savages, but accepts to put them to the test at the station. Bandi leader Zorn offers full use of the apparently adequate facilities, but no answers to the key questions, how the station was built, and what agonized feelings Troi is picking up.
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Several times Picard orders up some "print outs," which are never seen on screen, nor even mentioned again in the whole series. See more
On the Farpoint station when Beverly meets Riker and he tells her of unusual goings on she tells him her duties are outside the Command structure yet later in the series it's very clear she's a Bridge Officer (Descent Part II). See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain's log, stardate 41153.7 - Our destination is planet Deneb IV, beyond which lies the great, unexplored mass of the galaxy. My orders are to examine Farpoint, a starbase built there by the inhabitants of that world. Meanwhile, I am becoming better acquainted with my new command, this Galaxy-class USS Enterprise. I am still somewhat in awe of its size and complexity. As for my crew, we are short in several key positions, most notably a first officer. But I'm informed that a ...
Part one of the two-part version retains the scrolling closing credits of the two-hour version. Part two uses a modified version of the scrolling closing credits that only credits for actors that appeared only in part two or in both parts one and two. See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
& Alexander Courage See more