Star Trek: The Next Generation
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.
Episode: TNG 119 - Cost of Living
A Starfleet officer, in 2364, Chang conducted the Starfleet Academy entrance exam on Relva VII. Chang administered a variety of academic tests and psychological evaluations to four finalists, inclu...
Planet: Unspecified. Lwaxana Troi left her daugher's sixth birthday party to return dressed as a Koropian princess atop a sedan chair carried by four young men-a mortifying experience for the girl.
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David Carson directed episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (including "Yesterday's Enterprise") and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine before getting the assignment to direct the first ST:TNG motion ...