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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

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


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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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9 September 2000 | chrisbrown6453
Whether you liked the original Trek or not, 'The Next Generation is a true Trek across space.
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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Trivia

When Gates McFadden originally signed on for this show, it was on the understanding that her character would ultimately become a romantic foil for Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This did not materialize, and she was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of character development for Dr. Crusher. Clashes with the producers led to her being released from her contract, hence Dr. Crusher's absence from season two, and replacement by Dr. Kate Pulaski (Diana Muldaur). Ironically, Muldaur later decided that serial television was not for her, so producer Rick Berman personally phoned McFadden to try to convince her to return for season three. A call from her dear friend Patrick Stewart clinched the deal for McFadden.


Quotes

Duras: Those deaths must be avenged.


Goofs

Items in the holodeck cannot exist off the holodeck. However in the first episode Wesley falls in the river where Riker and Data met, and was still wet going down the halls of the Enterprise. Also in "The Big Goodbye" which is the first time we see Picard playing Dixon Hill, he had gotten a kiss, and when he left the holodeck to change into a suit, he was walking down the hall of the Enterprise with lipstick on his face.


Crazy Credits

The 1991 episode "Unification, Part 1" is dedicated to the memory of Gene Roddenberry.


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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