Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Premiere September 28, 1987
Finale May 23, 1994
Airs Weeknights at 8 PM on Heroes & Icons
Creator Gene Roddenberry
Provider First-run syndication
Style 60-minute sci-fi drama
Company Paramount Television
Distributor Paramount Domestic Television (1987–2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006–2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007– )
Seasons 7
Episodes 178
Origin USA

Returning to television after a near-20-year absence, Star Trek: The Next Generation tells of the voyages of the USS Enterprise-D 78 years after the adventures of Kirk.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Patrick Stewart Capt. Jean-Luc Picard * * * * * * *
Jonathan Frakes Cmdr. William Thomas Riker * * * * * * *
LeVar Burton Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge * * * * * * *
Denise Crosby Lt. Natasha "Tasha" Yar * o o
Michael Dorn Lieutenant Worf * * * * * * *
Gates McFadden Dr. Beverly Crusher * * * * * *
Marina Sirtis Counselor Deanna Troi * * * * * * *
Brent Spiner Lt. Cmdr. Data * * * * * * *
Wil Wheaton Wesley Crusher * * * * o o
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Colm Meaney Chief Miles O'Brien * * * * * * *
John de Lancie Q * * * * * *
Whoopi Goldberg Guinan * * * * *
Diana Muldaur Dr. Katherine Pulaski *
Patti Yasutake Nurse Alyssa Ogawa * * * *
Rosalind Chao Keiko O'Brien * * * *
Michelle Forbes Lt. Ro Laren * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
First-run syndication
Season One September 28, 1987 May 6, 1988 26
Season Two November 21, 1988 July 17, 1989 22
Season Three October 2, 1989 June 18, 1990 26
Season Four September 24, 1990 June 17, 1991 26
Season Five September 23, 1991 June 15, 1992 26
Season Six September 21, 1992 June 21, 1993 26
Season Seven September 20, 1993 May 23, 1994 26

In-Depth

At a Glance: Additional information about the series

DVD & Blu-ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series October 2, 2007 purchase 49
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season 1 March 26, 2002 purchase 7
Season 2 May 7, 2002 purchase 6
Season 3 July 2, 2002 purchase 7
Season 4 September 3, 2002 purchase 7
Season 5 November 5, 2002 purchase 7
Season 6 December 3, 2002 purchase 7
Season 7 December 31, 2002 purchase 7
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
Jean Luc Picard Collection August 3, 2004 2
The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation May 12, 2009 purchase 1
The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Volume 2 November 17, 2009 purchase 1
Episode Collections - Various Series  (Region 1)
Alternate Realities Collective September 16, 2008 purchase 5

Blu-ray

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region A)
Season One July 24, 2012 purchase 6
Season Two December 4, 2012 purchase 5
Season Three April 30, 2013 purchase 6
Season Four July 30, 2013 purchase 6
Season Five November 19, 2013 purchase 6
Episode Collections  (Region A)
The Next Level January 31, 2012 purchase 1
The Best of Both Worlds April 30, 2013 purchase 1
Unification November 19, 2013 purchase 1

External Sites


The Star Trek Franchise
TV Shows The Original SeriesThe Animated SeriesThe Next GenerationDeep Space NineVoyagerEnterpriseDiscoveryShort TreksPicardLower DecksNickelodeon series
Unproduced Shows Phase II
Motion Pictures The Motion PictureThe Wrath of KhanThe Search for SpockThe Voyage HomeThe Final FrontierThe Undiscovered CountryGenerationsFirst ContactInsurrectionNemesisStar TrekInto DarknessBeyond