Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Mystery


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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) Poster

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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Creator:

Gene Roddenberry

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8 December 2002 | whotobe
A wonderful series
This is an interesting, thought provoking, and most of all entertaining series. Gene Roddenberry not only gave us a "Wagon Train to the Stars," but he gave us interesting stories reflecting the great values our society holds as truths. I know that "some" episodes were not that good, but that can be said of any series that has a long history. For the most part this program exceeds the mark of excellence in writing and entertainment. The delivery of the writing by Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner et. al. truly brought the Star Trek future to life. The casting of this program is wonderful!

I would hope that anyone with the desire for interesting intelligent science fiction would find this program enjoyable. If a person today is ONLY seeking an action packed thrill ride, then perhaps they may not find the value in Star Trek. But I have loved the program from the first day I watched Captain Kirk in "The Man Trap" from 1966. Since then I have watched the development of Trek with an open mind. I believe that ST-TNG to be the best incarnation of all Trek programs, to date.

In this day and age of terrorism, and threats of war, it would be nice if we could apply more of the philosophies from the possible future of this series. Maybe if more people watched this program the world would be a nicer place!?!

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Trivia

Originally, Dennis McCarthy, a series main composer, composed a different theme music cue before the decision was made to re-use Jerry Goldsmith's theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). The unused title music was issued on Volume 1 of the Next Generation soundtrack CDs, produced by GNP Crescendo Records in the U.S., as well as becoming Picard's Theme, which was heard in some episode scores (mainly early on).


Quotes

Amanda Rogers: Kill me? But why?
Capt. Picard: They're not convinced that you are fully Q, and they are also responsible for your parents' death.
Amanda Rogers: My parents?
Amanda Rogers: But what right do they have?
Amanda Rogers: Q, answer me! Are you afraid to face me?
Q: She's such a plucky little thing now, isn't she?
Q: I ...
Capt. Picard: ...


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 (1995) - 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.


Crazy Credits

The pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" has the end credits in a "scroll up" format. All subsequent episodes display the end credits in a "slideshow" format.


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.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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