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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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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 / ... 106 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: 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Jonathan Frakes appeared in all of the live-action Star Trek spin-offs. In addition to playing the role of Commander William T. Riker on this show (and its movies), he appeared in the same role on Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish (1996) and Star Trek: Enterprise: These Are the Voyages... (2005). On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Defiant (1994), he reprised his role from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Second Chances (1993) as Thomas Riker. See more »

Goofs

Very often star streaks are seen backward. Ignoring tunneling (something that would have been hard to do in the late 80's) when moving faster than light speed stars would look streaked as depicted, but they would be blue as you approach the star and red after you pass. Sometimes this is depicted correctly but others it is seen the other way around. See more »

Quotes

Ensign Ro Laren: [the ship is in danger of exploding unless the Bridge separates from the stardrive section] You can't let wishful thinking guide your decisions, Counsellor. It's time to leave.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [firmly] We will separate the ship when I decide that it's time and not before. Is that clear, Ensign?
Ensign Ro Laren: [Ro doesn't like it but relents] Yes, perfectly.
[Troi sits in the Captain's chair with a new resolve]
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Alternate Versions

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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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