Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

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1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Ship in a Bottle (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Lt. Barclay mistakenly awakes Moriarty in the forgotten holodeck program, who then makes his demands clear and unforgettable.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,989

2. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Relics (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The Enterprise stumbles upon a Dyson sphere, with a ship crashed on the outer surface. An away team finds some systems still powered up and the chief engineer from the old Enterprise, Montgomery Scott, locked in the transporter cycle.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,117

3. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Chain of Command: Part I (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Picard is replaced as captain of the Enterprise so he, Lt. Worf and Dr. Crusher go on a top-secret mission into Cardassian space. Meanwhile, his replacement, Captain Jellico, meets his new command with some resistance from the crew.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,955

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Darmok (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Picard must learn to communicate with a race that speaks in metaphor under a difficult set of circumstances.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,768

5. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Time's Arrow: Part II (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Captain Picard and crew follow Data back to the late 1800s to get him back, only to find the suspected alien visitors killing people of that time.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,951

6. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Second Chances (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Riker's exact duplicate is discovered on Nervala IV. His first order of business: resume his relationship with Deanna. Second order: obey orders from his superior - himself.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,583

7. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The Enterprise C enters the Enterprise D's time and space continuum, where they find Picard and crew in a constant state of war with the Klingons, and only Guinan knows it.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,223

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Chain of Command: Part II (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

While the humorless Captain Jellico leads the effort to prevent a Cardassian invasion, Picard is captured and tortured by a ruthless interrogator in an attempt to break him.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,136

9. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Face of the Enemy (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Deanna awakes to find herself altered to look like a Romulan, immediately unaware she's involved in a cat-and-mouse game as a member of their intelligence agency.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,742

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Disaster (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Collision with a quantum filament leaves Troi in charge of a damaged and endangered Enterprise with emergency bulkheads cutting off sections of the ship.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,928

11. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Defector (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When a Romulan officer defects to the Federation with a warning of a impending invasion, Capt. Picard struggles to decide if he is to be believed.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,145

12. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Who Watches the Watchers (1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A proto-Vulcan culture worships Captain Picard and prepares to offer Counselor Troi as a sacrifice.

Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,326

13. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Cause and Effect (1992)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The Enterprise gets caught in a time loop which always has one result: total destruction of the ship, itself.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,590

14. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Tapestry (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When Captain Picard's artificial heart fails, he is offered the rare opportunity to go back in time and set right the mistake that led to his demise.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,338

15. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Chase (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The crew of the Enterprise must race against various rival powers to uncover an archaeological secret that explains the predominance of humanoid life forms in the galaxy.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,824

16. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Parallels (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

On his return from a bat'leth competition in the Klingon Empire, Worf finds himself shifting realities where events and details are in a constant state of flux and only he is aware of the changes.

Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,053

17. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Pegasus (1994)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Riker finds out his former commander from the starship Pegasus has orders that entail more than what is revealed to Picard, who thinks the Enterprise is en route to recover the lost ship. And Riker is ordered to secrecy.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,815

18. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: I Borg (1992)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The Enterprise finds a lone Borg drone, separated from the collective, and brings him aboard. The drone begins to reassert his individuality, but his presence causes differing levels of fear and sympathy from various crew members.

Director: Robert Lederman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,286

19. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Future Imperfect (1990)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

"Captain" Riker awakens sixteen years after an away mission where he contracted a retro-virus that has destroyed his memory back to the point of infection - or so he is told.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,945

20. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: All Good Things... (1994)

TV-PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Capt. Picard finds himself shifting continually into the past, future and present and must use that to discover a threat to humanity's existence.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 7,017

21. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Starship Mine (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When the Enterprise puts in to space dock for an energy sweep of the ship which is lethal to humans, Picard gets trapped on board with technicians who are not what they appear to be.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,770

22. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Under an Officers Exchange Program, Riker serves aboard a Klingon ship, whose aging captain seeks an unwarranted bloody retaliation for suspected Enterprise treachery.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,105

23. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Time's Arrow (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Captain Picard and his archaeological curiosity are called upon by scientists from Earth when they find evidence to support beliefs that aliens had visited Earth in the late 1800s.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,960

24. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Lower Decks (1994)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A mission of the Enterprise as seen through some junior officers who are up for promotions, as questions of duty and honor arise among some of them, such as a Bajoran whom Worf has designated to be promoted to operations.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,152

25. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Measure of a Man (1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When Data resigns his commission rather than be dismantled for examination by an inadequately skilled scientist, a formal hearing is convened to determine whether Data is considered property without rights or is a sentient being.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,193

26. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Perfect Mate (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Ferengi machinations unleash a diplomatic gift aboard the Enterprise - the rare, empathic perfect mate, ready to bond with any male around her.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,826

27. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Masterpiece Society (1992)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Working together to prevent the annihilation of a perfectly balanced, isolated society (with no contingency for outside visitors) may, in fact, destroy it.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,570

28. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Remember Me (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Dr. Crusher's fear of losing loved ones becomes real when her worries create an alternate reality.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,042

29. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Inner Light (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Picard awakes to find himself living in a small village where he is a well-known member of the community who is suffering from a delusion of being a starship captain.

Director: Peter Lauritson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 4,665

30. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Conundrum (1992)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When an approaching alien ship wipes their memory, the crew struggles to put back together what happened.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,935

31. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Drumhead (1991)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A retired admiral boards the Enterprise in an effort to determine the actions aboard the ship surrounding an act of sabotage and possible treason.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,175

32. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Rascals (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

An emergency beam out renders four crewmen down to childhood shortly before renegade Ferengi take over the Enterprise and offload the adults.

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,769

33. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Redemption II (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

As Worf fights in the Klingon Civil War, Captain Picard and his crew must stop the Romulans from helping their pawns achieve victory.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,830

34. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Clues (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Effects of passing through a wormhole give the Enterprise crew a sense that they were unconscious for more than the thirty seconds they've been led to believe.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,076

35. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Frame of Mind (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Riker begins to question reality when he finds himself in an alien insane asylum and faces the prospect his life on the Enterprise has been a delusion.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,850

36. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: First Contact (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Disguised as an alien prior to First Contact, Will's life becomes imperiled when incurred injuries reveal his foreign internal structure to a xenophobic alien population.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,951

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Next Phase (1992)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A transporter malfunction, combined with a Romulan ship under stress and a damaged cloaking device, creates the illusion that Ensign Ro and Geordi are dead, but Geordi doesn't believe it to be so, and he acts accordingly.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,820

38. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Redemption (1991)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Both Captain Picard and Lt. Worf must decide where their priorities lie as the Klingon Empire descends into a bitter civil war.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,830



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