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 205 - Disaster
Miles O'Brien's father. Michael pressured young Miles to master the cello and was frustrated, initially, when his son preferred Starfleet. Michael's first wife died in 2368. He married again in 2369.
Episode: TNG 132 - Loud as a Whisper
Planet: Malcus IX. A people whose use of a written language predated the spoken word. They are the major known exception to the rule that most cultures develop a sign or gestural language before a ...
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Episode: TNG - Royale, The
Hans Beimler was born and raised in Mexico City. His father was a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who became a prominent commercial director/cameraman. His mother, an American, studied painting ...