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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

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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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2 May 2002 | Big Movie Fan
SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES BUT FRESH IN IT'S OWN WAY
Star Trek:The Next Generation was a brilliant series. In a way it was similar to the original but it was also fresh as well.

Firstly, there were similarity's. Data was similar to Spock and Riker could be considered similar to Captain Kirk. But the similarity's ended there. Everything else was fresh and original.

Picard was fresh-he was very diplomatic and understanding and a good negotiator. He was a good captain but preferred to stay on the ship and send Away Team's down to dangerous planets.

Worf was a Klingon which made for interesting stories. Worf may have been a StarFleet officer but he never forgot his Klingon heritage.

Data was similar to Spock but Data wanted to be human and he provided several laughs throughout the entire series.

Dr. Crusher was the ships doctor and I don't think anyone could say she was similar to Bones from the original series.

The stories were great throughout the series. It would be hard to rate individual episodes but the pilot episode and the last two-parter episodes were just awesome.

The Next Generation was truly an awesome series which did well considering it had a tough act to follow in Star Trek The Original Series.

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Trivia

Early on in the series, there were disputes among Star Trek fans, as to which series at that time was superior, Star Trek (1966) or this show. Night Court (1984) spoofed this in an episode where a group of Trekkers are brought before Judge Stone (Harry Anderson) for getting into a fist fight over this dispute. Brent Spiner, who played Lieutenant Commander Data, appeared in several episodes of Night Court (1984) as Bob Wheeler, the patriarch of a hillbilly family that kept getting hauled before Judge Stone for one wacky reason or another.


Quotes

Admiral Anthony Haftel: Mister Data, I regret that I must order you to transport Lal over to my ship.
Capt. Picard: Belay that order, Commander.
Admiral Anthony Haftel: I beg your pardon.
Capt. Picard: I will take this matter to Starfleet myself.
Admiral Anthony Haftel: I am Starfleet, Captain. Proceed, Commander.
Capt. Picard: Hold your ground, Mister Data.
Admiral Anthony Haftel: ...


Goofs

Apparently the Enterprise's shuttle bays are left unattended; there are many instances in TNG (as well as other ST series like Voyager) 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

"Descent, Part 1" is the only episode of the series to show the episode credits during the teaser.


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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