Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Turns 30

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the premiere of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" with a look back at the beloved sci-fi series and its many stars.

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Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek (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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Sir Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner hated their characters' pets (the fish Livingston, and cat Spot). Stewart objected to the idea of keeping any life form in captivity, since the series argued for the freedom of every species. In fact, Ronny Cox agreed with him, and to "throw a bone" to Stewart, his character orders Livingston gone, when he takes command of the ship. Alternatively, Spiner just doesn't like cats. See more »

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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 »

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Capt. Picard: Tea, Earl Grey, hot.
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One of the few TV shows I'll actually watch
3 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was originally a loyal and dedicated fan of the original series...when I'd seen all the episodes and all the movies, and needed something more to watch, I went and rented Generations...since it did still have some of the original cast. I was dissapointed by how little. I completely rejected the idea of a new cast...no one could ever replace the classics...but I went ahead and watched the rest of the movies...and then decided to watch a few episodes of TNG. Now about a year later I have seen almost every TNG episode, own seasons 6 & 7 o DVD, and own all the TNG movies with the exception of Nemesis. In my opinion, the people who said you couldn't redo Star Trek were quite mistaken. I love the way the characters interact, everyone on the show seems to have such a bond...on and off the screen. The show also deals with a great amount of philosophical ideas and moral issues. The character of Data is a perfect example of that. is he self aware? Or is he just an emotionless machine? I've always leaned towards the former...Brent Spiner does a wonderful job of giving a slight little hint of emotion that really makes you feel for the character and makes you doubt that he's nothing more than just a machine, and makes you question, just what is sentience? These are the kind of wonderful themes this show deals with. I'm not a big fan of TV in general...and there's very little on that will actually grasp my attention. But every night at 8:00 I sit down to watch TNG reruns. It's most definitely my favorite TV show out there.


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