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Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Duration:
44 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
8.7
Awards:
Won 18 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 60 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1987-09-26
Filming Locations: Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant - 6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Denise Crosby
Denise Crosby
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Stephanie Beacham
Stephanie Beacham
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Mike Hagerty
Mike Hagerty
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John Putch
John Putch
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Merritt Butrick
Merritt Butrick
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Chris Demetral
Chris Demetral
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Gracie Harrison
Gracie Harrison
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Hana Hatae
Hana Hatae
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Jennifer Hetrick
Jennifer Hetrick
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Deirdre Imershein
Deirdre Imershein
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Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
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Megan Parlen
Megan Parlen
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Mic Rodgers
Mic Rodgers
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Eileen Seeley
Eileen Seeley
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Pamela Adlon
Pamela Adlon
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Susanna Thompson
Susanna Thompson
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Patrick Stewart
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Marina Sirtis
Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
Lt. Commander Data
Michael Dorn
Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden
Dr. Beverly Crusher
Majel Barrett
Enterprise Computer
Wil Wheaton
Wesley Crusher
Michael Braveheart
Crewman Martinez
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Trivia
Although it is frequently stated that a Vulcan named Doctor Selar is one of the most important members of Beverly Crusher's medical staff, the two are never seen together. In fact, Selar, played by Suzie Plakson, only appeared once in the entire series, in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Schizoid Man (1989) during Gates McFadden's hiatus years, when Kate Pulaski (Diana Muldaur) was the ship's chief medical officer.
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A year after the series ended, Michael Dorn reprised his role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) making Worf the only character featured regularly on two Star Trek series. Chief O'Brien was also a regular character on Deep Space Nine, but only a recurring one on TNG.
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During the second season, when Gates McFadden was released from the series, she used the opportunity to play the role of Catherine Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990). She later returned to the show, making her unavailable for the sequel, Patriot Games (1992), so she was replaced by Anne Archer.
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Goofs
Throughout the series you can often hear the actress (Majel Barrett) who performs the voice of the computer taking breaths between lines. Obviously a human actress would have to do this, but a computer with an electronically generated voice would not, as it wouldn't breathe.
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It is claimed that Data can't use contractions (Can't, Isn't, Don't, etc) yet there are several instances throughout the series where he does. One of the first such examples is heard in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint, where Data uses the word "Can't" while the Enterprise is being chased by Q's "ship".
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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.
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Quotes
Capt. Picard: Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.
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Lieutenant Worf: Mrs. Troi... I must protest your unauthorized presence on the bridge!
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Capt. Picard: Make it so.
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Faq
Q
Did any cast members of the original Star Trek series appear in The Next Generation?
A
DeForest Kelley appeared as Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (#1.1).Leonard Nimoy appeared as Spock in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II (#5.8). His appearance was tied to the release of the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.Mark Lenard appeared as Sarek in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (#3.23) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7).James Doohan appeared as Montgomery Scott in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics (#6.4).Majel Barrett appeared as Federation Computer Voice (nearly all episodes) and Lwaxana Troi (8 episodes) in Star Trek: The Next Generation.Diana Muldaur who appeared as Dr. Miranda Jones in episode Star Trek: Is There in Truth No Beauty? (#3.5) and as Ann Mulhall in episode Star Trek: Return to Tomorrow (#2.20) of Star Trek, appeared as Doctor Pulaski, a recurring character, in most episodes of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, replacing Doctor Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) as Chief Medical Officer.
Q
What political and military events have occured in the universe since The Original Series?
A
- The state of war with the Klingons was effectively ended in 2293 by the Kithomer Accord, as seen in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. An uneasy peace with the Federation remains, as there were still frequent skirmishes with the Klingons over time. The Klingon Empire remained an independent government outside of the Federation.- Around 2300, the cooperation that existed between Klingons and Romulans since the 23rd century started to gradually degrade, perhaps fueled by the weakened state of the Klingons following the Praxis Incident, and their subsequent willingness to reconcile with the Federation.- An event known as the Tomed incident occurred in 2311. Although details were never provided, known facts suggest that it concerned a violation of the Romulan Neutral Zone, involvement of cloaked ships, and the death of thousands of lives, both Romulan and Federation. It led to the Treaty of Algeron, which reaffirmed the Neutral Zone as a no-fly zone and prohibited the Federation from developing cloaked vessels. The treaty also ceased virtually all dialogue between the Romulans and the Federation for the next 50 years.- In 2344, the Romulans attacked a Klingon outpost on Narendra III. It is unknown what sparked the incident, but the intervention of the Enterprise-C, a Federation vessel, despite being destroyed in the battle, was perceived as particularly honourable by the Klingons. As a result, relations with the Klingons improved drastically. About two years later, Romulans attacked the Klingon outpost at Kithomer (possibly over a territorial dispute) and killed nearly all inhabitants, leading to the start of the Romulan-Klingon war around the 2350s.- In 2363, the Enterprise-D was launched.- In 2364, Jean-Luc Picard assumed command of the Enterprise-D and a continuing mission of space exploration is started.
Q
What year does this series take place in?
A
It takes place from 2364-2370 A.D. 95 years after the events of the original TV series, 94 years after the events of the animated series, & 71 years after the events of the Undiscovered Country movie.
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Photos from cast
Denise Crosby Stephanie Beacham Mike Hagerty John Putch Shay Astar Eve Brenner Merritt Butrick Nikki Cox
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