Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). This incarnation of the famous starship is much larger than the one captained by James T. Kirk a century earlier, and, accordingly, it carries a larger crew complement: 1,012 men, women…and, surprisingly, children. This era's Starfleet Command believes that men and women are more likely to sign up for long-term exploratory missions if they think of their ship as home. Thus, Picard's crew enjoys many of the comforts they'd have otherwise left behind, including a wide variety of recreational opportunities, "replicated" food dishes to suit every palate, and quarters large enough to share with spouses and offspring. There are schools for the children and a bar (stocked with synthetic alcohol, or synthehol) where the adults can unwind. However, the ongoing mission—no longer limited to a mere five years—remains virtually the same as it was during Kirk's time: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
|Released:||September 28, 1987|
|Genres:||Action Adventure Sci-Fi|
|Companies:||Syndication Paramount Television Studios|
|Cast:||Patrick Stewart LeVar Burton Michael Dorn Wil Wheaton Denise Crosby Marina Sirtis Jonathan Frakes Brent Spiner Gates McFadden|
|Crew:||Gene Roddenberry John Mason Brannon Braga Mike Gray Maurice Hurley John Debney Richard Manning Rick Berman Frank Abatemarco Robert H. Justman Ron Jones 10 more Robert Lewin David Livingston Dennis McCarthy Burton Armus Jerry Goldsmith Alexander Courage George Romanis Fred Steiner Jay Chattaway Don Davis|