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 261 - Force of Nature
Commander Kaplan was a contemporary of Geordi La Forge and chief engineer on the U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-38907. Both engineers wanted to have the ship with the least wasteful power-conversion ratio.
Episode: TNG 123 - Symbiosis
Planet: Delos III. Basically humanoid, this race was kept in virtual addiction to felicium, a native drug, by the neighboring world of Brekkia supposedly to fight off ongoing effects of a plague th...
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Episode: TNG 002 - Naked Now, The
For seven seasons, Jonathan Frakes played Will Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also an accomplished director, with credits on ST:TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyage...