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 158 - Defector, The
An actor particularly well-respected for his portrayal of Shakespeare's Henry V. Data experimented with this role and planned to study Kullnark's performance along with those of Olivier, Branagh an...
Episode: TNG 228 - Realm of Fear
Planet: Talarian homeworld. A species of indigenous arachnid, apparently with legs that grow to a half a meter in length.
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Episode: TNG 117 - Home Soil
Mike Vejar is a veteran TV director. His association with Star Trek began with The Next Generation Season 1 episode "Coming of Age." He then directed seven Deep Space Nine and 13 Voyager episodes. ...