Star Trek: The Next Generation

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  • S 7 : Ep 26

    All Good Things... (2)

    Aired 5/23/94

  • S 7 : Ep 25

    All Good Things... (1)

    Aired 5/23/94

  • S 7 : Ep 24

    Pre-emptive Strike

    Aired 5/16/94

  • S 7 : Ep 23

    Emergence

    Aired 5/9/94

  • S 7 : Ep 22

    Bloodlines

    Aired 5/2/94

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick Stewart

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard

  • Jonathan Frakes

    Cmdr. William T. Riker

  • Brent Spiner

    Lt. Cmdr. Data

  • Gates McFadden

    Dr. Beverly Crusher

  • Marina Sirtis

    Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

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  • "Space... The final frontier... These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life; new civilisations... To boldly go where no one has gone before!" Monologue of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the opening credits Star Trek: The Next Generation is a science fiction show with some action and drama, that presents the watcher with a series of adventures from the crew of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise is an explorer spaceship composed of a mix of different characters, from various races and cultures, whose crew is on a quest to discover the galaxy secrets and specially their inner secrets.moreless

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  • Quotes (601)

    • Picard: If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are.

    • Worf: I am a Klingon, sir. For me to seek escape while my captain goes into battle... Picard: You are a Starfleet officer, Lieutenant. Worf: Aye, sir.

    • Admiral McCoy: Have you got some reason you want my atoms scattered all over space, boy?

    • Picard: We had a little adventure on our way here. (Riker watches the encounter with Q) Riker: He calls that a little adventure?

    • Picard: You will agree, Data, that Starfleet's orders are difficult. Data: Difficult? Simply solve the mystery of Farpoint station. Picard: (sardonically) As simple as that.

    • Picard: We do exactly what we would do if this Q never existed. If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for who we really are!

    • Picard: (to Worf reacting to Q on the screen)) Lieutenant. Do you intend to blast a hole in the viewer?

    • McCoy: Well, This is a new ship, but she's got the right name. Now you remember that, you hear? Data: I will, sir. McCoy: You treat her like a lady, and she'll always bring you home.

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    Notes (517)

    • Due to Roddenberry's refluctance to include too many ties to the original series, Klingon Worf wasn't added to the cast until very late in the day before production began, and as a result, is not present in most of the publicity shots for the show taken before filming began.

    • Although it was only a bit role in this episode, the name "Lieutenant Torres" would later be reused for the Chief Engineer on Voyager.

    • Michael Bell appeared on DS9 as Borum in "The Homecoming" and as the Xepolite in "The Maquis."

    • Q's military uniform, which is that of a Marine Corps Captain, has the identical rank, ribbons, and badges of Lt. Col. Oliver North, when he testified at the Iran-Contra hearings, shortly before this went into production.

    • The filming of this episode (and the series itself) began on May 29, 1987.

    • This is the only episode in which the closing credits scroll.

    • Parts of Groppler Zorn's office were constructed from the Klingon Bird of Prey sickbay set from Star Trek IV, and the Enterprise Reactor Room from Star Trek II.

    • Colm Meaney (Chief O'Brien) and John de Lancie (Q) are the only actors, beside the regulars, to appear in both the pilot and finale of the series. Denise Crosby (Tasha), who left the series at the end of the first season (and was therefore not a regular at the time of the finale), also appeared in both episodes.

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    Trivia (757)

    • When the saucer separates, it is shown drifting away. On the viewscreen it goes a pretty far distance. However, when it changes screens, the saucer is closer to the ship then the viewscreen image.

    • When the camera shifts to showing civilians and Starfleet personnel moving about in the first 10 minutes of the episode, one Starfleet "red shirt" can be seen wearing a skirt, but the person wearing it is a male.

    • On the battle bridge, Data says it will take 51 minutes for them to meet up with the saucer right before Riker begins studying the whole encounter with Q. Riker was told to report to the Captain when finished. Q was on the Enterprise only five minutes, and Riker viewed an edited version of what happened. But right after Riker reported to the Captain, Data told them they were meeting the saucer. Why did it take Riker almost an hour to watch less than five minutes of footage?

    • If the saucer section doesn't have warp drive, how did it reach Farpoint Station after it separated from the lower section during the encounter with Q?

    • When Riker talks with Zorn, he refers to Farpoint Station as a "space" station, yet the station is firmly set on the surface of a planet.

    • TNG takes place in 2364, and the original series season 3 was 2270 (94 years difference). However if stardates really are 1000 per year, than the stardate here should be about 99000. "Turnabout Intruder", the last classic episode, was stardate 5928.8.

    • Data has been among humans for 26 years as of this episode, and has memorized a number of dictionaries - it seems kind of odd he doesn't know the meaning of the word "snoop."

    • Riker says he reviewed the logs of the encounter with Q, where the alien kidnaps Troi, Picard, Tasha, and Data. But later he's unaware that Troi is a member of the crew.

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    Allusions (49)

    • Riker and Troi These characters were partially based on Willard Decker and Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Riker and Troi's relationship and reactions upon being reunited in this episode mirror those of Decker and Ilia's in the movie.

    • Pinocchio Data says he wishes to be human, echoing the famous Disney classic where a puppet longs to be a "real boy," prompting Riker to call him "Pinocchio."

    • Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Data's line "If you prick me, do I not . . . leak?" is an obvious play on the famous line from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice: "If you prick us, do we not bleed?"

    • Picard's Gift Horse While Picard speaks to Lutan about the similarities between their cultures, he offers him a gift. Despite the fact that he says it is of Chinese origin, it bears a striking resemblance to the Trojan Horse, the mythological "gift" left in front of the gates of Troy by the Greeks. This was a large, hollow wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers. The Trojans opened their gates and brought in the horse. At night, the Greek soldiers crept out of the horse and took Troy. The term "Trojan Horse" has come to mean a sneak attack, which is meaningful in this episode considering that more than one such event take place in this episode.

    • Ferengi The word "Ferengi" comes from the Afghani and Farsi word for "westerner" - "fereng." The writers intended Ferengi to represent western supposedly more material-oriented cultures: European, American, etc.

    • Picard: Time and tide, Lt. LaForge. Referencing the old proverb, the modern variation of which is "Time and tide wait for no man". Robert Burns, in Tam O'Shanter, (1787) put it, "Nae man can tether time or tide". Robert Green, in Disputations (1592) wrote "Time nor tide tarrieth no man".

    • Data: Indubitably, my good woman. Data takes on the mannerisms of Sherlock Holmes, a fictional Victorian detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Data's fascination culminates in later episodes with holodeck adventures and the self-conscious holodeck character Moriarty.

    • Picard: Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: "What a piece of work is Man. How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and movement, how express and admirable, in action, how like an angel, in apprehension, how like a god." Quoting from arguably William Shakespeare's most famous work, the story of the Danish Prince Hamlet.

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  • Fan Reviews (129)
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    By BgCCtv, Jun 04, 2013

  • Space the final frontier... This has to be my favorite TV show intro ever. Space never looked as good and magnificent as in this introduction.

    By twilightboy, Nov 24, 2006

  • Where No Man Has Gone Before.

    By emeraldcity, May 29, 2012

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    By dbzguy406, Jun 26, 2012

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