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94/04 Star Trek: TNG List of Lists
Star Trek TNG List of Lists
compiled by Mark Holtz
(Revised April 4, 1994)
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episodes for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" TV series, plus some added
notes. (Due to length considerations, there is a separate TOS/TAS, Movies, and
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Table of Contents
Upcoming Episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Episode Listings
Season 1-7 Episode Listings
Changes from season to season
Major Species Appearances
What is Canon?
Ranks and Insignia
Picard Violates The Prime Directive
Command Offered To Commander Riker
Wesley Saves The Day....
....and Screws Up
The Walking Dead
Attempts At Self-Destruct
The Crew Taken Over
Enterprise Exceeds Warp Limits
TOS/TMS Crossovers in TNG
How Many Episodes?
The Merry Men (and Women) of Qpid
Money In The Future
Religion In The Future
Did you know...
Differences in "Encounter At Farpoint"
Data Using Contractions
Mike Brown's Program Guide
Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry
"On the final episodes of
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION"
REMEMBER: All information in this section is rumor, and comes from various
sources. Most of the information below has appeared previously on the
electronic networks. Also, all information is subject to change.
Sat. Date Week Of Episode Title
========= ============= ======================================================
Mar 19 94 Mar 21-Mar 27 Genesis
Mar 26 94 Mar 28-Apr 3 Journey's End
Apr 2 94 Apr 4-Apr 10 Force of Nature (R)
Apr 9 94 Apr 11-Apr 17 Inheritance (R)
Apr 16 94 Apr 18-Apr 24 Parallels (R)
Apr 23 94 Apr 25-May 1 Firstborn
Apr 30 94 May 2-May 8 Bloodlines
May 7 94 May 9-May 15 Emergence
May 14 94 May 16-May 22 Preemptive Strike
May 24 94 May 23-Jun 5 All Good Things... *>2 Hour Series Finale<*
Here is the current QVC schedule up to April 17, 1994!
April 15, 1994 - Friday - 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Star Trek Jewelry
Special Guest - Majel Baret Roddenberry
April 15, 1994 - Friday - 10:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
The Star Trek Universe
Special Guest - Michael Piller
These Times are Eastern Standard.
Satellite Dish Owners: Please note the following feed schedule for 2-hour
Monday May 23, 1994 - 1:00 to 3:00 A.M. Eastern time on Telstar 401/3.
Monday May 23, 1994 - 4:00 to 6:00 A.M. Eastern time on Telstar 401/17
Monday May 23, 1994 - 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Eastern time on Telstar 401/3
Tuesday May 24, 1994 - 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Eastern time on Telstar 401/3
The audio for all of the above is 6.2 Left, 6.8 Right, 5.8 Mono.
First Born - The Enterprise encounters a ship from the future. Alexander will
be appearing as a grown man. A mysterious Klingon turns up to help teach
Alexander to become a Klingon warrior. DSN's Quark will appears briefly on TNG
to give Commander Riker some information on Lursa and B'Etor.
Bloodlines - Jason arrives, and claims to be Picard's son. This is verified by
genetic tests. Bok (from "The Battle") returns for revenge.
Emergence - A new life form is created in the holodeck. Everyone (except
Picard) is playing with Dr Crusher's new 'Orient Express' holodeck program -
which can in fact go anywhere! Picard wants to know why he hasn't been invited
yet. Neat ending, apparently.
Preemptive Strike - Lieutenant Ro Laren returns, and is on a undercover
mission. Patrick Stewart directs.
All Good Things - Q returns to pass judgement on humanity. It may also
involve Tasha and a time-travel stint back to Farpoint Station.
"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 and new civilizations,
to boldly go where no one has gone before."
"Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Regular Crew (includes major repeated guests)
Patrick Stewart - Captain Jean-Luc Picard
- Locutus of Borg (The Best of Both Worlds)
- also directed: In Theory, Hero Worship, A Fistful of Datas,
Phantasms, Preemptive Strike
Jonathan Frakes - Commander William Thomas Riker (First Officer)
- Lieutenant Thomas Riker (Second Chances)
- Odan (The Host)
- also directed: The Offspring, Reunion, The Drumhead, Cause
and Effect, The Quality of Life, The Chase, Sub Rosa
LeVar Burton - Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge (Chief Engineer)
(Season 2 - Lieutenant)
(Season 1 - Lieutenant-Junior Grade)
- also directed: Second Chances, The Pegasus
Denise Crosby - Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar (Security Chief)
(Died in Action on "Skin of Evil")
[See also Guest Cast]
Michael Dorn - Lieutenant Worf (Security Chief)
(Season 1-2 - Lieutenant JG)
Michelle Forbes - Lieutenant Ro Laren (Ensign Ro -> Preemptive Strile)
(Was Ensign from "Ensign Ro"-"Rascals")
- See also Guest Cast
Whoopi Goldberg - Guinan (Manager - Ten-Forward)
Cheryl Gates McFadden - Commander Beverly Crusher (Chief Medical Officer)
(Seasons 1, 3-present)
(Crusher was in Starfleet Medical during Season 2)
- Choreographer: Data's Day
- Director: Genesis
Colm Meaney - Unnamed crewman (Season 1)
- Transporter Chief Miles Edward O'Brien (Season 2-6)
[See also DSN Cast Listing]
Diana Muldaur - Commander Katerine "Kate" Pulaski
(Chief Medical Officer-Transferred)
(Special Appearances in Season 2)
Marina Sirtis - Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner - Lt. Commander Data (Second Officer)
- Lore (Datalore, Brothers, Descent)
- Dr. Noonian Soong (Brothers, Birthright-Part I, Inheritance)
- Jayden (Thy Known Self)
Wil Wheaton - Ensign Wesley Crusher (Seasons 3-4's "Final Mission")
(Seasons 7-> - Resigned from Academy, now exploring)
(Seasons 4-7 - in Starfleet Academy)
(Seasons 1-3 - Acting Ensign)
(Season 1 - Civilian)
[See also Guest Cast]
NOTE: Denise Crosby, Michelle Forbes, and Wil Wheaton are listed as guest
stars in the shows mentioned below, thus they are in this section also.
Chad Allen - Jono (Suddenly Human)
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry - Lwaxana Troi (Haven, Manhunt, Menage a Troi, Half
A Life, Cost of Living)
- TNG Computer
Stephanie Beacham - Countess Regina Bartholomew (Ship in a Bottle)
Corbin Bernsen - Q2 (Deja Q-uncredited)
Theodore Bikel - Sergei Rozhenko (Family)
David Tristan Birkin - Rene Picard (Family)
- Jean-Luc Picard (Rascals)
Brian Bonsall - Alexander (New Ground, Ethics, Cost of Living, Imaginary
Georgia Brown - Helena Rozhenko (Family, New Ground)
Merritt Butrick - T'Jon (Symbiosis)
Cat II - Spot (A Fistful of Datas)
Rosalind Chao - Keiko Ishikawa/O'Brien (Civilian) (Data's Day, The Wounded,
Night Terrors, In Theory, Disaster, Violations, Rascals)
Kevin Conway - Kahless (Rightful Heir)
Charles Cooper - K'mpec (Sins of the Father, Reunion - Died)
Nicholas Coster - Admiral Haftel (The Offspring)
James Cromwell - Jaglom Shrek (Birthright Pts. I & II)
Denise Crosby - Lieutenant Tasha Yar (Yesterday's Enterprise)
- Voice-Romulan Commander in shadows (The Minds Eye-uncredited)
- Romulan Commander in shadows (Redemption-uncredited)
- Sela (Redemption II, Unification)
Ronny Cox - Captain Edward Jellico (Chains of Command)
Robin Curtis - Tallera (Gambit)
Olivia D'Abo - Amanda Rogers (True Q)
Daniel Davis - Professor James Moriarty (Elementary Dear Data, Ship in a
John de Lancie - Q (Encounter at Farpoint, Hide and Q, Q-Who, Deja Q, Qpid,
True Q, Tapestry)
Jonathan Del Arco - Hugh (I Borg, Descent Pt. II)
Elizabeth Dennehy - Commander Shelby (The Best Of Both Worlds)
James Doohan - Captain Montgomery Scott "Scotty" (Relics)
Samantha Eggar - Marie Picard (Family)
Siddig El Fadil - Dr. Julian Bashir (Birthright, Part 1)
[See also DSN Cast Listings]
Mick Fleetwood - Antedian dignitary (Manhunt)
Michelle Forbes - Dara (Half A Life)
Matt Frewer - Berlingoff Rasmussen (A Matter Of Time)
Susan Gibney - Leah Brahms (Booby Trap, Galaxy's Child)
Kelsey Grammer - Captain Morgan Bateson (Cause and Effect)
Jerry Hardin - Radue (When the Bough Breaks)
- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens (Time's Arrow Pts. I & II)
Dr. Stephen Hawking - Himself (Descent)
Jennifer Hetrick - Vash (Captain's Holiday, Qpid)
Wendy Hughes - Nella Daren (Lessons)
Ashley Judd - Ensign Robin Lefler (Darmok, The Game)
(Ashley is the sister of country singer Wynonna Judd)
Andreas Katsulas - Tomalak (The Enemy, The Defector, Future Imperfect)
DeForest Kelley - "Admiral" (Encounter at Farpoint)
Jeremy Kemp - Robert Picard (Family)
Mark Lenard - Sarek (Sarek, Unification I - Died)
Liberty - Spot (Data's Cat - Data's Day, In Theory)
Norman Lloyd - Professor Galen (The Chase)
Carolyn McCormick - Minuet (11001001, Future Imperfect (non-speaking) )
Eric Menyuk - The Traveler (Where No One Has Gone Before, Remember Me,
Joanna Miles - Perrin (Sarek, Unification I)
Jim Morton - Albert Einstein (The Nth Degree, Descent Pt. I)
George Murdock - Admiral J.P. Hanson (The Best of Both Worlds I & II)
Lycia Naff - Ensign Sonya Gomez (Q Who, Samaritan Snare)
Bebe Neuwirth - Lanel (First Contact)
John Neville - Sir Isaac Newton (Descent Pt. I)
Leonard Nimoy - Ambassador Spock (Unification)
Tricia O'Neil - Captain Rachael Garrett (Yesterday's Enterprise)
- Kurak (Suspicions)
Robert O'Reilly - "Scarface" (Manhunt)
- Gowron (Reunion, Redemption I & II, Rightful Heir)
Michael Pataki - Governor Karnas (Too Short A Season)
Michelle Phillips - Jenice Manheim (We'll Always Have Paris)
Joe Piscopo - The Comic (The Outrageous Okona)
Suzie Plakson - Dr. Selar (The Schizoid Man)
- K'Ehleyr (The Emissary, Reunion - Died)
Saul Rubinek - Kivas Fajo (The Most Toys)
Michele Scarabelli - Ensign Jenna D'Sora (In Theory)
Robert Schenkkan - Lt. Cmdr. Dexter Remmick (Coming of Age, Conspiracy - Died)
Dwight Schultz - Lieutenant Reginald "Reg" "Broccoli" Barclay (Hollow
Pursuits, The Nth Degree, Realm of Fear, Ship in a Bottle,
Judson Scott - Sobi (Symbiosis)
Carolyn Seymour - Sub-Commander Taris (Contagion)
- Mirasta Yale (First Contact)
W. Morgan Sheppard - Dr. Ira Graves (The Schizoid Man)
Armin Shimerman - Letek (The Last Outpost)
- Bractor (Peak Performance)
[See also DSN Cast Listing]
Jean Simmons - Admiral Norah Satie (The Drumhead)
Madge Sinclair - Captain Silva La Forge (Interface)
Daniel Stewart - Young Batai (The Inner Light)
(Yes, he's Patrick Stewart's son)
David Ogden Stiers - Timicin (Half A Life - Ceremonial Death)
Carel Struycken - Mr. Homm (Haven, Manhunt, Menage a Troi, Half A Life, Cost
Patrica Tallman - Kiros (Starship Mine)
Nick Tate - Dirgo (Final Mission)
John Tesh - Holodeck Klingon (The Icarus Factor - non-speaking, uncredited)
Malachi Throne - Pardek (Unification)
Tony Todd - Commander Kurn (Sins of the Father, Redemption)
Beth Toussaint - Ishara Yar (Legacy)
Ben Vereen - Dr. LaForge (Interface)
Ray Walston - Boothby (First Duty)
Herta Ware - Maman Picard (Where No One Has Gone Before)
David Warner - Gul Madred (Chain of Command)
Julie Warner - Christy (Booby Trap, Transfigurations)
Doug Wert - Lt. Cmdr. Jack R. Crusher (Family-hologram, Violations-flashback)
Wil Wheaton - Wesley Crusher (The Game, The First Duty, Parallels, Journey's
Nobel Willingham - Texas (The Royale)
Paul Winfield - Tamarian Captain Dathon (Darmok)
Ray Wise - Liko (Who Watches The Watchers)
KEY: Eps. - Episode Number according to Paramount Count.
Sat. Date - The Saturday in which the episode is first sent via satellite to
the various stations
Week Of - Paramount's Official Week-Of for TNG broadcast
PCode - Production Code Number
Stardate - First given stardate in episode (if known)
Episode Title - Name of the episode. ;)
All descriptions comes from Mike Brown's TNG Guide and/or Paramount Press
All items [between brackets] are additional or changed material by Mark Holtz.
Eps. Sat. Date Week Of PCode Stardate Episode Title
==== ========= ============= ===== ======== ==================================
1&2. Sep 26 87 Sep 28-Oct 4 41153.7 Encounter At Farpoint
The crew of the Enterprise is put on trial by a mysterious force called "Q"
for all the crimes of mankind.
[The production code for Encounter At Farpoint is 721 for the two-hour
version, and 101 and 102 for the two-part version]
3. Oct 3 87 Oct 5-Oct 11 103 41209.2 The Naked Now
Romance, danger and chaos result when a mysterious contaminant renders the
crew of the Enterprise intoxicated.
4. Oct 10 87 Oct 12-Oct 18 104 41235.25 Code Of Honor
Kidnapped by aliens known as Ligonians, Lieutenant Tasha Yar battles for her
freedom and the welfare of a diseased Federation planet.
5. Oct 18 87 Oct 19-Oct 25 107 41386.4 The Last Outpost
Held captive over an unknown planet, the away teams of the USS Enterprise
and Ferengi starships must pass an important inquisition by a mysterious
life form known as Portal, before they are allowed to continue their
journeys through space.
6. Oct 24 87 Oct 26-Nov 1 106 41263.1 Where No One Has Gone Before
Teenager Wesley Crusher and a dying alien are the crew's only hope for
escape from a bizarre galaxy where thoughts become real.
7. Oct 31 87 Nov 2-Nov 8 108 41249.3 Lonely Among Us
Passing through a series of complex energy patterns, the Enterprise crew
find themselves trying to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of
Assistant Chief Engineer Singh and the altered personalities of Lt. Worf,
Dr. Crusher and the Captain.
8. Nov 7 87 Nov 9-Nov 15 109 41255.6 Justice
When Wesley is sentenced to death for innocently violating a foreign
planet's customs, Captain Picard is forced to chose between negotiating for
Wesley's life or adhering to the Federation's prime directive which
prohibits interfering with another civilization's way of life.
9. Nov 14 87 Nov 16-Nov 22 110 41723.9 The Battle
A thought altering device, controlled by a Ferengi Captain seeking revenge
on Picard for his son's death, threatens the life of the Captain and the
safety of the Enterprise.
10. Nov 21 87 Nov 23-Nov 29 111 41590.5 Hide And Q
The Enterprise is once again challenged by the dangerous and powerful "Q"
who offers Riker godlike powers in exchange for Riker's membership in the
11. Nov 28 87 Nov 30-Dec 6 105 41294.5 Haven
Deanna Troi is caught between her feelings for Riker and her devotion to
family customs when she faces a prearranged marriage.
12. Jan 9 88 Jan 11-Jan 17 113 41997.7 The Big Goodbye
When the holodecks malfunction, the Captain and two crew members become
trapped in San Francisco, 1941, where they are held hostage by murderous
13. Jan 16 88 Jan 18-Jan 24 114 41242.4 Datalore
Data's android look-alike formulates an evil masterplan that could destroy
14. Jan 23 88 Jan 25-Jan 31 115 41636.9 Angel One
While the away team struggles to save male fugitives on a planet run by
women, the Enterprise is ravaged by a highly infectious virus.
15. Jan 30 88 Feb 1-Feb 7 116 41365.9 11001001
The Enterprise is hijacked by an alien species who need the ship's computer
to regenerate the one damaged on their own planet.
16. Feb 6 88 Feb 8-Feb 14 112 41309.5 Too Short A Season
The Enterprise escorts a Federation admiral to a planet to negotiate the
release of hostages, but the planet's governor wants to kill him in revenge
for a previous hostage crisis that ended in tragedy.
17. Feb 13 88 Feb 15-Feb 21 118 41509.1 When The Bough Breaks
Wesley and several children from the Enterprise are kidnapped by a sterile
civilization which hopes to use them to rebuild their race.
18. Feb 20 88 Feb 22-Feb 28 117 41463.9 Home Soil
A powerful microscopic life form declares war on humans, takes over the
Enterprise's lab and computers, and threatens to destroy the ship.
19. Mar 12 88 Mar 14-Mar 20 119 41416.2 Coming Of Age
While Wesley endures the grueling Starfleet Academy entrance exam, Captain
Picard faces an investigation into his competency as a commander.
20. Mar 19 88 Mar 21-Mar 27 120 41503.7 Heart Of Glory
Lt. Worf is torn between his loyalty to the Enterprise and his fierce
Klingon heritage when two Klingon fugitives take over the ship.
21. Apr 9 88 Apr 11-Apr 17 121 41798.2 The Arsenal Of Freedom
Picard and the away team fight for their lives on a planet run by a
computerized weapons system.
22. Apr 16 88 Apr 18-Apr 24 123 Unknown Symbiosis
The Enterprise is caught in the middle when two alien races wage a bitter
battle over cargo that one of them needs for survival.
23. Apr 23 88 Apr 25-May 1 122 41601.3 Skin Of Evil
A rescue mission turns to tragedy when one of the Enterprise officers is
killed by an evil alien.
24. Apr 30 88 May 2-May 8 124 41697.9 We'll Always Have Paris
Captain Picard is unexpectedly reunited with his first love in the midst of
an investigation into lethal time warp experiments.
25. May 7 88 May 9-May 15 125 41775.5 Conspiracy
Captain Picard and Commander Riker travel to Earth to investigate a
conspiracy in the highest ranks of Starfleet command.
26. May 14 88 May 16-May 22 126 41986.0 The Neutral Zone
While traveling to a meeting with hostile Romulans, the crew discovers a
ship containing three frozen Americans from the 20th century.
The start of the second season was delayed until late November due to a
writer's strike that lasted from March 7, 1988 to August 7, 1988.
Eps. Sat. Date Week Of PCode Stardate Episode Title
==== ========= ============= ===== ======== ==================================
27. Nov 19 88 Nov 21-Nov 27 127 42073.1 The Child
While preparing to transport a deadly plague to a research lab, the crew is
stunned by the announcement of Counselor Troi's pregnancy.
28. Nov 26 88 Nov 28-Dec 4 128 42193.6 Where Silence Has Lease
The crew is held hostage in a mysterious void by a being who wishes to
observe the many ways in which humans die.
29. Dec 3 88 Dec 5-Dec 11 129 42286.3 Elementary, Dear Data
Pretending to be Sherlock Holmes, Data uses the holodeck to solve a mystery
that threatens Dr. Pulaski's life.
30. Dec 10 88 Dec 12-Dec 18 130 42402.7 The Outrageous Okona
While the Enterprise crew play host to a witty renegade captain, Data
struggles to acquire a sense of humor.
31. Jan 7 89 Jan 9-Jan 15 132 42477.2 Loud As A Whisper
The future of a warring planet depends on a deaf mediator, who suddenly
loses his ability to communicate.
32. Jan 21 89 Jan 23-Jan 29 131 42437.5 The Schizoid Man
A brilliant but terminally ill scientist seeks eternal life by transferring
his mind into Data's body.
33. Jan 28 89 Jan 30-Feb 5 133 42494.8 Unnatural Selection
The crew grapples with a mysterious disease which accelerates the aging
process, causing humans to die of old age within a matter of days.
34. Feb 4 89 Feb 6-Feb 12 134 42506.5 A Matter Of Honor
Riker's loyalties are put to the test when he is assigned to a Klingon
vessel which plans to attack the Enterprise.
35. Feb 11 89 Feb 13-Feb 19 135 42523.7 The Measure Of A Man
When Data refuses to be disassembled for research purposes, Picard is
enlisted to defend his rights in court.
36. Feb 18 89 Feb 20-Feb 26 136 42568.8 The Dauphin
Wesley finds romance with the beautiful young ruler of Daled Four whose
secret power could destroy the Enterprise and her crew.
37. Mar 18 89 Mar 20-Mar 26 137 42609.1 Contagion
The Enterprise's computer system falls prey to a mysterious electronic
"virus" which programs the ship to self destruct.
38. Mar 25 89 Mar 27-Apr 2 138 42625.4 The Royale
Investigating the discovery of a piece of metal bearing a United States Air
Force insignia, the away team finds itself trapped in the world of "The
Hotel Royale", a novel come to life.
39. Apr 1 89 Apr 3-Apr 9 139 42679.2 Time Squared
The U.S.S. Enterprise discovers a Federation shuttle containing an exact
double of Captain Picard from six hours in the future.
40. Apr 22 89 Apr 24-Apr 30 140 42686.4 The Icarus Factor
Riker's long-lost father reappears on the eve of his departure to become
captain on a new starship.
41. Apr 29 89 May 1-May 7 141 42695.3 Pen Pals
Data races against time to save the life of a little alien girl on a planet
doomed for destruction.
42. May 6 89 May 8-May 14 142 42761.3 Q Who
The crew is hurled [a distance of 7,000 light years] by the malevolent "Q",
who sets them up for destruction by a race of half-human, half-robot aliens
known as the Borg.
43. May 13 89 May 15-May 21 143 42779.1 Samaritan Snare
While Picard fights for his life in surgery, Geordi is held hostage by the
leaders of an alien race.
44. May 20 89 May 22-May 28 144 42823.2 Up The Long Ladder
The crew's rescue of a missing earth colony leads to the discovery of a
civilization composed entirely of clones.
45. Jun 17 89 Jun 19-Jun 25 145 42859.2 Manhunt
In her search for the perfect mate, Troi's mother beams aboard the
Enterprise -- and sets her sights on Captain Picard.
46. Jun 24 89 Jun 26-Jul 2 146 42901.3 The Emissary
An official mission becomes a personal matter when Worf's former love is
sent to the Enterprise to mediate a dispute between Klingons and the
47. Jul 8 89 Jul 10-Jul 16 147 42923.4 Peak Performance
A simulated war game turns deadly when the crew is ambushed by a Ferengi
48. Jul 15 89 Jul 17-Jul 23 148 42976.1 Shades Of Gray
Commander Riker is struck down by a deadly microbe which invades his central
nervous system and attacks his brain.
Eps. Sat. Date Week Of PCode Stardate Episode Title
==== ========= ============= ===== ======== ==================================
49. Sep 23 89 Sep 25-Oct 1 150 43125.8 Evolution
The crew fights for survival when a mysterious force attacks the ship's life
50. Sep 30 89 Oct 2-Oct 8 149 Unknown The Ensigns Of Command
Data races against time to save a human colony that's been marked for death
51. Oct 7 89 Oct 9-Oct 15 151 43152.4 The Survivors
The crew travels to Rana IV, a remote colony where just two of its 11,000
inhabitants have miraculously survived a devastating attack.
52. Oct 14 89 Oct 16-Oct 22 152 43173.5 Who Watches The Watchers
Mistakenly believing Captain Picard to be a god, the members of a primitive
culture seize Troi and prepare to sacrifice her to him.
53. Oct 21 89 Oct 23-Oct 29 153 43198.7 The Bonding
When the ship's archaeologist is killed on a mission led by Worf, the
Klingon feels responsible for the son she left behind.
54. Oct 28 89 Oct 30-Nov 5 154 43205.6 Booby Trap
The Enterprise is caught in a booby trap that captures the ship and converts
its energy into lethal levels of radiation.
55. Nov 4 89 Nov 6-Nov 12 155 43349.2 The Enemy
After Geordi is stranded on a storm-ravaged planet, the crew's attempts to
rescue him are hindered by an aggressive Romulan warship.
56. Nov 11 89 Nov 13-Nov 19 156 43385.6 The Price
Counselor Troi is swept off her feet by a dashing delegate who uses
unethical methods to conduct his business on board the Enterprise.
57. Nov 18 89 Nov 20-Nov 26 157 43421.9 The Vengeance Factor
The crew's attempts to mediate a violent dispute between warring clans is
sabotaged by a mysterious assassin.
58. Dec 30 89 Jan 1-Jan 7 158 43462.5 The Defector
A Romulan defector leads the crew into a showdown that could erupt into a
full scale war.
59. Jan 6 90 Jan 8-Jan 14 159 43489.2 The Hunted
The Enterprise is bombarded by a soldier who is the victim of government
mind control which turns him into a violent killer.
60. Jan 27 90 Jan 29-Feb 4 160 43510.7 The High Ground
Doctor Crusher's abduction by a radical terrorist group thrusts the crew
into an explosive civil war on Rutia Four.
61. Feb 3 90 Feb 5-Feb 11 161 43539.1 Deja Q
The crew is surprised by the appearance of their mischievous nemesis, "Q".
[Additional info: "Q" is stripped of his powers, and is sent to the
62. Feb 10 90 Feb 12-Feb 18 162 43610.4 A Matter Of Perspective
Riker is suspected of murdering a respected scientist who had accused the
Enterprise officer of seducing his wife.
63. Feb 17 90 Feb 19-Feb 25 163 43625.2 Yesterday's Enterprise
The course of history is altered when a time rift brings a starship
Enterprise from the past into the [alternate, wartime] present with a crew
which includes Tasha Yar.
64. Mar 10 90 Mar 12-Mar 18 164 43657.0 The Offspring
Data becomes a father when he creates an android using a transfer of his own
neural programming. [Jonathan Frakes directs]
65. Mar 17 90 Mar 19-Mar 25 165 43685.2 Sins Of The Father
When his long-lost brother appears on the Enterprise, Worf is thrust into a
life-or-death battle for his family's honor.
66. Mar 24 90 Mar 26-Apr 1 166 43714.1 Allegiance
Without the crew's knowledge, Captain Picard is kidnapped and replaced by an
67. Mar 31 90 Apr 2-Apr 8 167 43745.2 Captain's Holiday
While on vacation, Picard becomes entangled in the search for a missing
weapon from the future.
68. Apr 21 90 Apr 23-Apr 29 168 43779.3 Tin Man
The crew is thrust into a deadly showdown with the Romulans over a newly
discovered life-form in a remote star system.
69. Apr 28 90 Apr 30-May 6 169 43807.4 Hollow Pursuits
The crew struggles to help a young engineer [Lt. Barclay] whose obsession
with the fantasy world Holodeck is endangering the ship.
70. May 5 90 May 7-May 13 170 43872.2 The Most Toys
The crew leave Data for dead when his shuttle craft explodes during a
71. May 12 90 May 14-May 20 171 43917.4 Sarek
The Enterprise is plagued by an outbreak of violence when it is visited by a
renowned Vulcan ambassador.
72. May 26 90 May 28-Jun 3 172 43930.7 Menage A Troi
The Enterprise is thrown into chaos when Counselor Troi and her mother are
kidnapped by the Ferengi.
73. Jun 2 90 Jun 4-Jun 10 173 43957.2 Transfigurations
The Enterprise rescues a mysterious humanoid whose remarkable powers affect
the entire crew.
74. Jun 16 90 Jun 18-Jun 24 174 43989.1 The Best Of Both Worlds
The evil Borg capture Picard in an attempt to conquer the human race.
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75. Sep 22 90 Sep 24-Sep 30 175 44001.4 The Best Of Both Worlds - Part II
Riker must choose between saving Picard and saving humanity when the Borg
use the kidnapped captain as part of their plan to destroy Earth.
76. Sep 29 90 Oct 1-Oct 7 178 44012.3 Family
While the Enterprise undergoes repairs on Earth, crew members reunite with
family as Picard comes face to face with his jealous brother.
77. Oct 6 90 Oct 8-Oct 14 177 44085.7 Brothers
After being summoned home by his elderly creator, Data clashes with his evil
78. Oct 13 90 Oct 15-Oct 21 176 44143.7 Suddenly Human
Picard risks war when he refuses to return a human boy to the alien father
who raised him, and may have abused him.
79. Oct 20 90 Oct 22-Oct 28 179 44161.2 Remember Me
Wesley's experiment with warp fields result in the mysterious disappearance
of the crew.
80. Oct 27 90 Oct 29-Nov 4 180 44215.2 Legacy
A rescue mission leads the crew to the birthplace of their late comrade
Tasha Yar, where they encounter her mysterious sister.
81. Nov 3 90 Nov 5-Nov 11 181 44246.3 Reunion
When Picard is chosen to mediate a Klingon power struggle, Worf confronts
the Klingon who disgraced him. [Jonathan Frakes directs.]
82. Nov 10 90 Nov 12-Nov 18 182 44286.5 Future Imperfect
After an away team mission fails, Riker awakens in sickbay to discover
sixteen years have passed and he now commands the Enterprise.
83. Nov 17 90 Nov 19-Nov 25 183 44307.3 Final Mission
After being accepted to Starfleet Academy, Wesley accompanies Picard on a
final mission, only to find himself struggling to keep the captain alive.
84. Dec 29 90 Dec 31-Jan 6 184 44356.9 The Loss
Counselor Troi resigns her post after experiencing a mysterious loss of her
85. Jan 5 91 Jan 7-Jan 13 185 44390.1 Data's Day
A friend's impending wedding compounds Data's confusion about the nuances of
86. Jan 26 91 Jan 28-Feb 3 186 44429.6 The Wounded
Picard must stop a renegade Federation starship which is making unprovoked
attacks on a former enemy's ship.
87. Feb 2 91 Feb 4-Feb 10 187 44474.5 Devil's Due
Picard fights to save a terrorized planet from a powerful woman who claims
to be the devil.
88. Feb 9 91 Feb 11-Feb 17 188 44502.7 Clues
Picard and the crew are shocked to discover that Data is lying to them.
[Additional note: The Enterprise travels through a worm hole in which most
of the crew is knocked out for apparently 30 seconds. However, there are
signs that say that they were out longer.]
89. Feb 16 91 Feb 18-Feb 24 189 Unknown First Contact
Critically wounded during a first contact mission, Riker is mistaken for a
90. Mar 9 91 Mar 11-Mar 17 190 44614.6 Galaxy's Child
The Enterprise as a parent? Seems so, when it accidentally kills a
space-borne creature whose child comes to believe NCC 1701-D is its mother.
91. Mar 16 91 Mar 18-Mar 24 191 44631.2 Night Terrors
Trapped in a rift in space, the crew of the Enterprise is plagued by
unexplained paranoia and hallucinations.
92. Mar 23 91 Mar 25-Mar 31 192 44664.5 Identity Crisis
Dr. Crusher races against time to locate a parasite that threatens to
transform Geordi into an alien creature.
93. Mar 30 91 Apr 1-Apr 7 194 44704.2 The Nth Degree
A crew member is endowed with superhuman intelligence by an alien probe and
threatens the fate of the Enterprise.
94. Apr 20 91 Apr 22-Apr 28 193 44741.9 Qpid
The mischievous Q turns Picard into Robin Hood and sends him on a quest
designed to force him to prove his love for an old flame.
95. Apr 27 91 Apr 29-May 5 195 44769.2 The Drumhead
A search for a spy aboard the Enterprise turns into a witch hunt in which
Picard is implicated as a traitor. [Jonathan Frakes directs]
96. May 4 91 May 6-May 12 196 44805.2 Half A Life
Picard risks war when he offers asylum to a visiting scientist who wishes to
escape the ritual suicide mandated by his society.
97. May 11 91 May 13-May 19 197 44821.3 The Host
Dr. Crusher's love is put to the test when she falls for an alien who exists
in different "host bodies" in order to survive.
98. May 25 91 May 27-Jun 2 198 44885.5 The Minds Eye
Romulan forces kidnap Geordi and turn him into a killing machine.
99. Jun 1 91 Jun 3-Jun 9 199 44932.3 In Theory
Data experiments with love by pursuing a romantic relationship with a fellow
crew member. [Patrick Stewart directs]
100. Jun 15 91 Jun 17-Jun 23 200 44995.3 Redemption
As civil war threatens the Klingon Empire, Worf's loyalties are torn between
the Federation and his people.
According to the June 20-26, 1992 issue of TV Guide, the season's rating for
the fifth season (9/16/91-4/12/92) was 11.8, falling behind "Wheel of Fortune"
and "Jeopardy" in the syndicated ratings, and coming close to ABC's average
rating of 12.2.
During the fifth season, a thirty-second ad during one of the show's 10
national ad slots in a first-run episode costs $200,000.
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101. Sep 21 91 Sep 23-Sep 29 201 45020.4 Redemption II
Picard risks all-out war with the Romulans when he involves Starfleet in a
Klingon civil war.
102. Sep 28 91 Sep 30-Oct 6 202 45047.2 Darmok
The crew is rendered helpless when Picard is kidnapped and forced to go to
war with an alien captain.
103. Oct 5 91 Oct 7-Oct 13 203 45076.3 Ensign Ro
Picard suspects a high-level Federation conspiracy when the crew is ordered
to locate the terrorist leader of a renegade race.
104. Oct 12 91 Oct 13-Oct 20 204 45122.3 Silicon Avatar
Picard struggles to communicate with a mysterious, destructive force before
a visiting scientist can destroy it.
105. Oct 19 91 Oct 21-Oct 27 205 45156.1 Disaster
The lives of the crew are in Troi's hands when a natural disaster forces her
to take over as captain of the seriously damaged Enterprise.
106. Oct 26 91 Oct 28-Nov 3 206 45208.2 The Game
The fate of the Federation is in Wesley Crusher's hands when he returns to
find the crew of the Enterprise addicted to a dangerous new game.
107. Nov 2 91 Nov 4-Nov 10 208 45233.1 Unification I
Picard and Data travel to Romulus to investigate an unauthorized mission
undertaken by the Federation's legendary Spock. [In original run, this
episode was dedicated to Gene Roddenberry]
108. Nov 9 91 Nov 11-Nov 17 207 45245.8 Unification II
Picard and Spock clash over a proposed reunification of the Romulans and the
Vulcans. [In original run, this episode was dedicated to Gene Roddenberry]
109. Nov 16 91 Nov 18-Nov 24 209 45349.1 A Matter Of Time
Picard's quest to save an endangered planet leads him to violate the Prime
Directive when he seeks advice from a visitor from the future.
110. Jan 4 92 Jan 6-Jan 12 210 45376.3 New Ground
Worf learns some painful lessons about parenting when his son Alexander
arrives to join his father, Worf, on the Enterprise.
111. Jan 25 92 Jan 27-Feb 2 211 45397.3 Hero Worship
A young boy who is the sole survivor of a devastated ship becomes obsessed
with simulating Data. [Patrick Stewart directs]
112. Feb 1 92 Feb 3-Feb 9 212 45429.3 Violations
Troi, Riker, and Dr. Crusher fall into unexpected comas while the Enterprise
plays host to an alien race.
113. Feb 8 92 Feb 10-Feb 16 213 45470.1 The Masterpiece Society
Picard's efforts to save a genetically engineered society from a natural
disaster threaten to destroy it.
114. Feb 15 92 Feb 17-Feb 23 214 45492.2 Conundrum
While suffering from an unexplained case of amnesia, the crew find
themselves fighting a war they do not understand or remember.
115. Feb 22 92 Feb 24-Mar 1 215 45571.2 Power Play
Inhabited by alien spirits, Data, [O'Brien,] and Troi overthrow the bridge
of the Enterprise.
116. Feb 29 92 Mar 2-Mar 8 216 45587.3 Ethics
Loyalty and ethics clash when a paralyzed Worf asks Riker to help him commit
117. Mar 14 92 Mar 16-Mar 22 217 45614.6 The Outcast
A rescue mission leads to a dangerous romance between Riker and a rebellious
member of an androgynous race.
118. Mar 21 92 Mar 23-Mar 29 218 45652.1 Cause and Effect
The Enterprise is trapped in a time warp that forces the crew to endlessly
repeat the same experiences. [Jonathan Frakes directs]
119. Mar 28 92 Mar 30-Apr 5 219 45703.9 The First Duty
Caught between loyalty to his friends and the need to tell the truth, Wesley
becomes involved in a cover-up when his Starfleet Academy squadron suffers a
120. Apr 18 92 Apr 20-Apr 26 220 45733.6 Cost Of Living
Preparing for her wedding aboard the Enterprise, Troi's freethinking mother
causes trouble between Worf and his son.
121. Apr 25 92 Apr 27-May 3 221 45761.3 The Perfect Mate
A beautiful woman, chosen by her people to serve as a peace offering to end
a centuries-long war, falls in love with Picard.
122. May 2 92 May 4-May 10 222 45852.1 Imaginary Friend
A little girl's imaginary friend becomes a frightening reality for the crew
when she threatens to destroy the Enterprise.
123. May 9 92 May 11-May 17 223 45854.2 I, Borg
Picard and the crew suffer from conflicting emotions when the Enterprise
rescues a critically-injured Borg.
124. May 16 92 May 18-May 24 224 45927.5 The Next Phase
Geordi and Ro are pronounced dead after a transporting maneuver from a
distressed Romulan ship goes awry. [Stardate from Dr. Crusher's Computer]
125. May 30 92 Jun 1-Jun 7 225 45944.1 The Inner Light
After a mysterious accident, Picard wakes up living the life of another
person on a faraway planet.
126. Jun 13 92 Jun 15-Jun 21 226 45959.1 Time's Arrow
After Data learns of his own death in late 19th-century San Francisco, a
freak accident transports him to that period.
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127. Sep 19 92 Sep 21-Sep 27 227 46001.3 Time's Arrow, Part II
The Enterprise crew travels between the 19th and 24th centuries in an
attempt to prevent Data's death in 19th century San Francisco.
128. Sep 26 92 Sep 28-Oct 4 228 46041.1 Realm of Fear
A young Enterprise engineer [Lt. Barclay] is forced to confront his
paralyzing fear of being transported.
129. Oct 3 92 Oct 5-Oct 11 229 46071.6 Man of the People
Troi is drastically transformed when a visiting ambassador secretly uses her
to achieve his aims.
130. Oct 10 92 Oct 12-Oct 18 230 46125.3 Relics
Trapped in limbo for 75 years, "Star Trek's" Scotty awakens to join the
"Next Generation" in the 24th century.
131. Oct 17 92 Oct 19-Oct 25 231 46154.2 Schisms
The Enterprise crew suffers bizarre consequences following a secret,
unwelcome alien visit.
132. Oct 24 92 Oct 26-Nov 1 232 46192.3 True Q
[A young woman discovers that her parents were from the Q continuim and that
she has Q-like powers. Now, Q arrives to take her back to the Q continuim.]
[Official description unavailable]
133. Oct 31 92 Nov 2-Nov 8 233 46235.7 Rascals
A bizarre transporter mishap transform Picard and three other staff members
[Ensign Ro, Guinan, and Keiko O'Brien] into children just as Ferengi invade
and disable the ship. [Directed by Adam Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy's son]
134. Nov 7 92 Nov 9-Nov 15 234 46271.5 A Fistful of Datas
A holodeck fantasy goes awry, sending Worf and his son into a Wild West
showdown with a villain who's a dead ringer for Data. [Directed by Patrick
135. Nov 14 92 Nov 16-Nov 22 235 46307.2 The Quality of Life
Data risks Picard and Geordi's lives in order to protect another "living
machine". [Jonathan Frakes directs]
136. Dec 12 92 Dec 14-Dec 20 236 46357.4 Chain of Command, Part I
After resigning [bring relieved of] his command to participate in a
dangerous secret mission, Captain Picard is taken hostage by the
137. Dec 19 92 Dec 21-Dec 27 237 46360.8 Chain of Command, Part II
While under the command of an unfeeling new captain, the Enterprise attempts
to rescue Picard from the Cardassians.
138. Jan 23 93 Jan 25-Jan 31 238 46424.1 Ship In A Bottle
A calculating Sherlock Holmesian character traps Picard and others in a
139. Jan 30 93 Feb 1-Feb 7 239 46461.3 Aquiel
Geordi is enamored with a beautiful and mysterious Starfleet lieutenant
accused of murder.
140. Feb 6 93 Feb 8-Feb 14 240 46519.1 Face Of The Enemy
Forced to impersonate a Romulan Intelligence officer, Counselor Troi becomes
a pivotal part of an elaborate defection scheme.
141. Feb 13 93 Feb 15-Feb 21 241 Unknown Tapestry
After Picard loses his life in a surprise attack, Q gives him the chance to
change his destiny.
142. Feb 20 93 Feb 22-Feb 28 242 46578.4 Birthright, Part I
Worf and Data embark on unusual journeys to seek out their fathers.
143. Feb 27 93 Mar 1-Mar 7 243 46595.2 Birthright, Part II
Imprisoned in a society of peaceful Klingons and Romulans, Worf risks his
life to show the younger Klingons their lost heritage and inspire them to
claim their honor.
144. Mar 27 93 Mar 29-Apr 4 244 46682.4 Starship Mine
While the Enterprise is bombarded with lethal rays, Picard is trapped on
board with a band of interstellar thieves.
145. Apr 3 93 Apr 5-Apr 11 245 46693.1 Lessons
Picard is torn between love and duty when he is forced to send the woman he
loves on a potentially deadly mission.
146. Apr 24 93 Apr 26-May 2 246 46731.5 The Chase
Picard finds himself in a race with Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans to
solve a four-billion-year old genetic puzzle. [Jonathan Frakes directs.]
147. May 1 93 May 3-May 9 247 46778.1 Frame of Mind
Trapped in an alien mental hospital, with little memory of the past, Riker
is convinced he is going insane.
148. May 8 93 May 10-May 16 248 46830.1 Suspicions
A pioneering Ferengi scientist is found dead, and Beverly risks her career
to prove he was murdered.
149. May 15 93 May 17-May 23 249 46852.2 Rightful Heir
Worf finds his faith sorely tested when it appears that the greatest Klingon
warrior of all time has returned from the dead to reclaim the empire.
150. May 22 93 May 24-May 30 250 46915.2 Second Chances
Returning to the site of an eight-year-old mission, Riker encounters an
identical double of himself, who tries to rekindle a relationship with Troi.
[LeVar Burton directs]
151. Jun 12 93 Jun 14-Jun 20 251 46944.2 Timescape
The Enterprise is frozen in time on the brink of total annihilation, and
Picard must figure out how to rescue it without destroying it. [Adam Nimoy
152. Jun 19 93 Jun 21-Jun 27 252 46982.1 Descent
When the Borg return to do battle with the Federation, they boast a new
individuality -- and tempt Data when they help him feel his first emotion.
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153. Sep 18 93 Sep 20-Sep 26 253 47025.4 Descent, Part II
Picard, Troi, and Geordi are help prisoner by Data, who has left the
Enterprise to join his evil brother Lore as leaders of the Borg.
154. Sep 25 93 Sep 27-Oct 3 254 Unknown Liaisons
While the crew plays host to ambassadors from an alien race, Picard is
stranded on a barren planet with a woman who falls depserately in love with
155. Oct 2 93 Oct 4-Oct 10 255 47215.5 Interface
Geordi defies Picard's commands and risks his life in what appears to be a
futile attempt to rescue his missing mother.
156. Oct 9 93 Oct 11-Oct 17 256 47135.2 Gambit, Part I
Riker is shocked to find Picard, who has been missing and presumed dead,
posing as a mercenary on an alien ship.
157. Oct 16 93 Oct 18-Oct 24 257 47160.1 Gambit, Part II
Picard and Riker masquerade as mercenaries in order to retrieve a
potentially lethal Vulcan artifact.
158. Oct 23 93 Oct 25-Oct 31 258 47225.7 Phantasms
Data's first bad dream turns into a real-life nightmare for the rest of the
Enterprise crew. [Directed by Patrick Stewart]
159. Oct 30 93 Nov 1-Nov 7 259 47254.1 Dark Page
Troi must probe her mother's psyche when a traumatic secret causes a psychic
breakdown that threatens Lwaxana's life.
160. Nov 6 93 Nov 8-Nov 14 260 47304.2 Attached
Imprisoned and telepathically joined by an alien race, Picard and Beverly
are forced to face the feelings they have always had for each other.
161. Nov 13 93 Nov 15-Nov 21 261 47310.2 Force Of Nature
An alien brother and sister resort to desperate measures to prove their
theory that warp drive is destroying the universe.
162. Nov 20 93 Nov 22-Nov 28 262 47410.2 Inheritance
A routine mission to save an endangered planet brings Data face-to-face with
a woman who claims to be his mother.
163. Nov 27 93 Nov 29-Dec 5 263 47391.2 Parallels
Returning to the Enterprise from a competition, Worf finds reality changing,
and is troubled when no one else seems to notice.
164. Jan 8 94 Jan 10-Jan 16 264 47457.1 The Pegasus
Riker is torn when his former commander, now an admiral, orders him to hide
the real purpose of a risky mission from Picard. [LeVar Burton directs]
165. Jan 15 94 Jan 17-Jan 23 265 47423.9 Homeward
Worf's foster brother violates the Prime Directive in an effor to save a
doomed alien race.
166. Jan 29 94 Jan 31-Feb 6 266 Unknown Sub Rosa
Shortly after her grandmother's death, Beverly falls under the spell of a
ghost lover who has been in her family for generations. [Directed by
167. Feb 5 94 Feb 7-Feb 13 267 Unknown Lower Decks
While enduring the Enterprise's promotion evaluation process, four junior
officers find themselves involved in a top-secret mission.
168. Feb 12 94 Feb 14-Feb 20 268 47611.2 Thy Known Self
Having completely lost his memory, Data is stranded on a primitive planet
where the inhabitants fear he is carrying a deadly plague.
169. Feb 19 94 Feb 21-Feb 27 269 47618.4 Masks
While an alien archive transforms the Enterprise into its ancient society,
Data is taken over by several different personalities from the extinct
170. Feb 26 94 Feb 28-Mar 6 270 47622.1 Eye of the Beholder
While experiencing empathic visions after an officer's mysterious suicide,
Troi becomes romantically involved with Worf.
171. Mar 19 94 Mar 21-Mar 27 271 47653.2 Genesis
Picard and Data return to the Enterprise to discover that the entire crew
has de-evolved into prehistoric beings.
172. Mar 26 94 Mar 28-Apr 3 272 47751.2 Journey's End
While Picard is forced to relocate a group of American Indians from a planet
they have settled, one of the colonists causes Wesley to re-examine his
173. Apr 23 94 Apr 25-May 1 273 - Firstborn
A mysterious family friend arrives to help transform Worf's reluctant son
Alexander into a warrior.
174. Apr 30 94 May 2-May 8 274 - Bloodlines
Picard learns that he has a son, and that the young man has been targeted
for murder by an old enemy in search of revenge.
175. May 7 94 May 9-May 15 275 - Emergence
[Description not available]
176. May 14 94 May 16-May 22 276 - Preemptive Strike
[Description not available]
177. May 24 94 May 23-Jun 5 747 - All Good Things...
[Description not available]
[The production number is 747 for the two hour version, and 277 and 278 for
the two-part version.]
The production code numbers begin with 101 in order to prevent confusion with
the original Star Trek series.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" is a syndicated program that is sold to each
individual station. It is not part of the FOX network, although many stations
that have purchased TNG are also part of FOX.
The first run episodes are uplinked to the local stations on the Saturday and
Sunday of the Satellite Date. This uplinking is done through Keystone
Communications (formerly WOLD Communications), through AT&T's Telstar 401
which is located at ?? degrees west. The program is uplinked at the following
times on Channel 3-Vertical Polarity (aka Transponder 2V):
Saturdays - 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM PT
Sundays - 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM- Noon PT
The audio carriers are wide-band, and are: 6.2-left, 6.8-right, and 5.8-mono.
No scrambling is employed in the uplink.
The satellite feeds were originally carried on AT&T's Telstar 301, which was
located 96 degrees west, on Channel 9-Vertical Polarity (aka Transponder 5V,
Uplink Freq. 6265MHz, Downlink Freq. 4040MHZ, Block IF Freq. 1110, transponder
power 8.5 watts). Telstar 301 was originally launched on July 28, 1983 on a
Delta 3920 rocket, but, in 1993, the satellite ran out of station keeping
fuel, and was unable to maintain it's orbital slot. On August 30th, all of
Paramount's feeds have been temporarily moved to Telstar 302, located 85
degrees west, with the Star Trek feeds located on Channel 3-Vertical Polarity
(aka Transponder 2V, Uplink Freq. 5985MHz, Downlink Freq. 3760MHz, Block IF
Freq. 1390, transponder power 8.5 watts). Telstar 302 was launched on
September 1, 1984 from the Space Shuttle. The feeds moved again to
Telstar 401 when it is launched on a General Dynamics Atlas IIAS booster
rocket on December 13, 1993. In February of 1994, the feed moved to their
present location on Telstar 401.
The station then airs the episode for the first time anytime during
Paramount's official "week of" (Monday through Sunday), although some stations
(notably Paramount owned ones) are able to show episodes the Sunday prior to
the week-of, but that requires special permission from Paramount.
The order of the uplink is as follows (from "Time's Arrow, Part II"):
* Slate with standard television color bars with text over it, saying:
<<< STEREO >>> (The "<<< >>>" are flashing)
STAR TREK #227
18:00 - 19:00
TELSTAR 301/5V (These three lines are in smaller text in
5:59:45 EDT lower right hand corner of screen)
* Same slate, only time of feed is replaced by flashing "ROLL TAPES NOW"
* Color bars only
* Slate for promos for next weeks episode:
STAR TREK: TNG
PROMOS FOR EP. #228
REALM OF FEAR
ALL NEW EPISODE
(Full mix means that the promos have full music and Paramount narrator)
(If this is a repeat episode, the "ALL NEW EPISODE" is replaced with "NEXT
EXCITING EPISODE". Also, the production numbers have a "R" on the end of
* :30, :10, :05 Promos for following week's episode-Full Mix
* Slate showing title of episode:
THE NEXT GENERATION
(The 09/21/92 simply indicates the first day of Paramount's official week of
for the airing of that episode)
* Opening credits
* 4 - :30 Commercials
* Act I
* 2 - :30 Commercials and black spot for local commercials
* Act II
* Black spot for commercials
* Act III
* 1 - :15 Commercial, 3 - :30 Commercials, 1 - :15 Commercial
* Act IV
* 4 - :30 Commercial
* Act V
* Black Spot for local commercials
* Promo for next weeks episode (same as :30 Promo-Full Mix)
* Closing Credits
* "Paramount/A Paramount Communications Company" Logo
* Slate for promos for next week episode (same as above, only substitute
PRODUCTION TRACKS instead of FULL MIX).
* :30/:10/:05 Promos. The production track promos are identical to the full
mix promos except that there are limited sound effects, characters speaking,
and no music. The local station adds in their own music and narration.
It is currently against Paramount contract to cut short the closing credits
and the Paramount logo in first-run episodes. If your station is cutting the
credits or is cutting the episodes, then write to both the offending station
Paramount Pictures Corporation
TV Syndication and Promotion
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
The episodes from seasons one through six are currently available for daily
syndication from Paramount television. (Some stations, with the unavailability
of "Descent, Part II" in daily syndication, may elect not to air "Descent".)
With the exception of "Encounter At Farpoint", there is no editing by
Paramount television in order to make room for more commercials. Any such
editing is being done by your local station. "Encounter At Farpoint" is being
distributed as a two-part episode, with several scenes being moved around,
some other scenes being shortened or cut, and some of the audio being changed.
All of the episodes are suppossed to be aired in production code order,
although this can cause some problems. Many stations have aired the first
season episode "Skin of Evil" before "Symbiosis", and another error that has
occurred is that stations air "Suddenly Human", "Brothers", and "Family" in
that order instead of "Family", "Brothers", and "Suddenly Human".
Currently, it is permissible for Star Trek: The Next Generation to be subject
to "Syndication Exclusivity" rules. Thus, if, on your local cable system, both
your local station and an out of town station both carry TNG, your local
station can have the out of town station's TNG broadcasts blacked out on
Beginning with the fourth season, the episodes were recorded with Dolby
Surround for rear speaker sounds (but is 100% compatible with stereo sets).
If your station broadcasts TNG in stereo, yet, sometimes, the audio seems to
disappear during the broadcast for a couple of seconds or seems to be coming
out of the wrong channels, then you have a problem which can only be corrected
at the broadcast station. Call up your local station and talk with the chief
engineer. Tell him (or her) that Star Trek: The Next Generation, starting in
the fourth season, has Dolby Surround as part of the stereo audio. This Dolby
Surround information is confusing the "audio anti-phase detector", and that
the detector should be removed to avoid future problems with the TNG audio.
Then, thank the Chief Engineer for his time.
The series is shown on Channel 9 on Tuesday and Thursday nights, but is
interrupted once or twice every several weeks. The episodes are slighly edited
in order to fit in more commercials. As of September, 1993, they were in the
The series originally was first shown in the middle of 1991 at 7:30 pm on
Wednesdays with 1st seasons episodes mixed in with later season episodes,
especially ones with Whoopi Goldberg in them in order to attact viewers.
However, it was then pulled off the air. It reappeared on Thursday nights at
11:00pm, then shifted to Tuesday nights where it aired at 11:30 PM.
TNG is shown once a week on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on VTM. As of May 1993,
they are airing season 3.
[Before the IRA lobs a bomb at me for referring to England ;), please note
that many people refer to England in the United States, and, besides, listing
all of the parts would take too long. (It would be like listing all fifty
states instead of United States above.) Now, when will the BBC produce new Dr.
The series was being broadcast on BBC2 Wednesdays at 6 PM, however, they have
stopped after the airing of the two-part episode "The Best of Both Worlds".
However, some notes on the following episodes:
* "Conspiracy" - The scene with the mother creature is edited out.
* "The Icarus Factor" - The pain sticks ceremony is heavily edited.
* "Shades of Gray" - The flashbacks include the scene from "Conspiracy" with
the mother creature....intact!
* "The High Ground" - This episode is unaired because the theme of the
episode, terrorism, could cause problems. In this episode, Data makes a
reference to a successful use of terrorism in 2017.
Sky Television now holds the rights to broadcast TNG, and is currently in the
middle of the sixth season. It is aired at 5 PM and 10:30 PM Mondays through
Fridays. There is some slight editing in the 5 PM showing, but no editing at
the 10:30 showing. Sky has restored scenes cut from the above episodes, and
has also aired "The High Ground" as an previously unscreened ewpisode on
??????, however, some scenes were missing. Also, Sky has begun scrambling as
The series is titled "Star Trek - Uusi Sukupolvi", which, translated, means
"Star Trek - The New Generation". The Finnish Channel 3 (now called MTV3) had
been airing TNG since September 1990 (but not continuously), but by 12/12/1992
they are finishing up season three and have *no* plans to continue on with
season four. Now, private cable channel PTV is airing the series on Fridays.
The series is titled "Raumschiff Enterprise: Das Naechste Jahrhundert", which,
translated, means "Starship Enterprise: The Next Century". The series is
dubbed, and is shown in two consecutive half-hours, with a block of
commcerials in between. The title sequence is visually the same except for the
title of the show, which is stilled, and the words (in TNG-style font)
"Raumschiff (beat) Enterprise" placed on the screen, and "Das Naechste
Jahrhundert" at the botton using a left-to-right "wipe".
The ZDF started over with season one on 1 March 1993, Monday through Thursday
at 1600 CET. They will air seasons 1, 2, and 3 (including a few episodes that
weren't aired last year). However, ZDF has lost the rights to air the
episodes, and the rights now belong to SA1.
SAT.1 has begun showing TNG now. The episodes are shown Monday to Friday at
15.45 with 2 commercial breaks in each episode. The episodes are repeated the
next night at ca. 1.00. They will definitely show 153 episodes (up to "Descent
II") and perhaps even the new episodes of the 7th season. Some characters will
get new german voices from "The Loss" on, because these episodes were never
shown on the old station, ZDF, and the old voices weren't available anymore.
They report that with the huge success of DS9 in the US that it won't be long
until it shows up in Germany.
Here is the listing of the episode titles that have been backtranslated from
the German versions (first two seasons):
"Encounter at Farpoint" -> "The Powerful" & "Mission Farpoint"
"The Naked Now" -> "Thought Poison"
"The Last Outpost" -> "The Guardian"
"Where No One Has Gone Before" -> "The Traveller"
"Lonely Among Us" -> "The Mysterious Force"
"Justice" -> "The Law Of The Edo"
"The Battle" -> "The Battle Of Maxia"
"Hide and Q" -> "Rikers Temptation"
"Haven" -> "The Woman Of His Dreams"
"Datalore" -> "The Duplicate"
"Angel One" -> "Planet Angel One"
"Too Short A Season" -> "The Admirals Decision"
"When The Bough Breaks" -> "The Concern Of The Aldeans"
"Home Soil" -> "A Planet Resists"
"Coming Of Age" -> "Tests"
"Heart Of Glory" -> "Worfs Brothers"
"The Arsenal Of Freedom" -> "The Weapon Dealers"
"Symbiosis" -> "The Plague"
"Skin Of Evil" -> "The Black Soul"
"We'll Always Have Paris" -> "Meeting With The Past"
"Where Silence Has Lease" -> "Illiusion or Reality?"
"Elementary, Dear Data" -> "Sherlock Data Holmes"
"The Outrageous Okona" -> "The Impossible Captain Okona"
"Loud As A Whisper" -> "The Dumb Mediator"
"The Schizoid Man" -> "The Alien Memory"
"Unnatural Selection" -> "The Young Old Ones"
"A Matter Of Honor" -> "The Exchange Officer"
"The Measure Of A Man" -> "Who Owns Data?"
"The Dauphin" -> "The Successor To The Throne"
"Contagion" -> "The Iconia Probes"
"The Royale" -> "Hotel Royal"
"Time Squared" -> "The Future Is Silent"
"The Icarus Factor" -> "Rikers Father"
"Q Who" -> "Timejump with Q"
"Samaritan Snare" -> "The Heart Of A Captain"
"Up The Long Ladder" -> "The Planet Of Clones"
"Manhunt" -> "Other Stars, Other Habits"
"The Emissary" -> "Klingon Meeting"
"Peak Performance" -> "Gala Performance"
"Shades Of Gray" -> "Power Of Dreams"
"Evolution" -> "The Power Of The Nanites"
"The Ensings Of Command" -> "The Power Of The Articles"
"The Survivors" -> "The Survivors on Rana-Four"
"Who watches the watchers" -> The God Of The Mintakans"
"The Bonding" -> "Motherly Love"
"Booby Trap" -> "The Energy-Trap"
"The Enemy" -> "On Narrow Ridge"
"The Price" -> "The Bazan-Trade"
"The Vengeance Factor" -> "Yuta, The Last Of Her Clan"
"The Hunted" -> "The Banned Ones"
"The High Ground" -> "Terror On Rutia IV"
"A Matter Of Perspective" -> "Riker Under Suspicion"
"Yesterday's Enterprise" -> "The Old Enterprise"
"The Offspring" -> "Datas Descendant"
"Allegiance" -> "Guinea Pigs"
"Captain's Holiday" -> "Picard Takes Vacation"
"Tin Man" -> "The Telepath"
"Hollow Pursuits" -> "The Shy Reginald"
"The Most Toys" -> "The Collector"
"Sarek" -> "Ambassador Sarek"
"Menage A Troi" -> "The Ladys Troi"
"Transfigurations" -> "Who is John?"
"The Best Of Both Worlds" -> "In The Hands Of The Borg"
"The Best Of Both Worlds, Part II" -> "Attacktarget Earth"
"Family" -> "Family Meeting"
"Brothers" -> "The Unequal Brothers"
"Suddenly Human" -> "Endar's Son"
"Remember Me" -> "The Experiment"
"Legacy" -> "The Rescue-Operation"
"Reunion" -> "Lethal Succession"
"Future Imperfect" -> "Memory Loss"
"The Loss" -> "The Cosmic Band"
"The Wounded" -> "The Vendetta"
"Devil's Due" -> "The Pact with the Devil"
"Clues" -> "Proofs"
"Galaxy's Child" -> "The Meeting In Space"
"Night Terrors" -> "Eyes in the Darkness"
"Identity Crisis" -> "The Unknown Shadow"
"The Nth Degree" -> "Journey Into The Unknwon"
"Half A Life" -> "The Dissolution"
"The Host" -> "Odan, The Special Ambassador"
"The Minds Eye" -> "Traitorous Signals"
"In Theory" -> "Data's First Love"
"Redemption" -> "The Fight For The Klingon Empire"
The series is titled "Space Adventures", and airs on an English station.
TNG is shown once a week on Fridays at 8 PM on RTE1. As of May 1993, they are
in the middle of season 5.
The series is titled "Masa beyn haKokhavim, haDor haBa", which, literally
translated, means "Trek Among The Stars, The Generation the Next". It is
broadcast on Wednesday afternoons at 14:05 and repeated on Thursdays at 21:30
in English with Hebrew and Arabic subtitles.
TNG began broadcast in Italy on the national channel Italia 1 some time in the
summer of 1992 (they showed a few season one episodes the previous summer, but
stopped with no warning).
The series is titled "Star Trek '88: SHIN UCHUU DAISAKUSEN", which,
translated, means "Star Trek '88: New Mission In Space" It is shown in Sendai
on Tuesdays at 0:50 AM. They are currently airing season three (7/93).
The series is titled "alrhlt byn alkwakb aljyl alqadm". It is broadcast on
Lebanon's Middle East TV (METV) Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM in English with
The series is titled "Viaje a las Estrellas La Nueva Generacion", which,
translated, means "Trip To The Stars the New Generation."
TNG is shown during the summers (started in 1992) on Fridays at 19:00 on KRO
TV in English with subtitles. They are currently in season one (7/93).
TNG is shown once a week on Fridays at 19:30 on TV3. As of July 1993, they are
airing season 4.
In 1991, telemadrid in Madrid aired seasons one and two of TNG.
TNG was being shown on channel 4. They stopped showing the series in the
middle of season one.
The Swiss TV station TSR (Television Swiss Romand) has started to show ST:TOS
every Wednesday from 14.40 till 15.30.
The episodes "Encounter At Farpoint" through "The Arsenal of Freedom" are
currently available directly from Paramount Home Video on video tape through
your local video store. Also, Columbia House Video Library is distributing TNG
on VHS video tape. "Encounter At Farpoint" is carried on these series of
tapes as a two-hour movie, as seen originally in 1987. However, the box says
two-part, since the original run of cassettes was the two-part chopped
version. All the other episodes are being distributed in a uncut form. The
episode are ordered according to Production Code number. To order, call
Columbia House for more information at 1-800-538-7766.
For laser disk fans, the TNG episodes are available from:
LaserDisc Fan Club
2265 East 220th Street
P.O. Box 93103
Long Beach CA 90809-9924
M-F 7AM-6PM Sat 8AM-5PM (PST)
Each disk costs $31.46, and, with the exception of "Encounter of Farpoint",
each disk contains two episodes in ??? format. So far, every TNG episode up to
"Arsenal of Freedom"/"Skin of Evil".
Changes from Season to Season
During the series' progress, changes are made to various areas to reflect the
show's evolution, or to fix some problems. Some of these changes are noted
From "Encounter At Farpoint" (Pilot) to 1st Season
* Opening credits changed from actor's name only to actor and character name.
* Troi outfit was changed from blue "miniskirt" to nonuniform dress with rank
* Troi's hair tied into tight bun.
From 1st to 2nd Season
* Wesley Crusher changes from shirt with rainbow strip to all grey uniform.
* Worf is made permanent Security Chief (from red to gold uniform).
* Geordi LaForge is made permanent Chief of Engineering (from red to gold
* Geordi & Worf were both promoted to (full) Lieutenant
* Ten-Forward is made as a permanent set.
* Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) is added to crew as a recurring special guest star.
* Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden) is transferred to Starfleet Medical,
and is replaced by Dr. Katerine Pulaski (Diana Muldaur).
* Cmdr. Riker has grown a beard.
* The Con and Ops chair were changed from the couch style chairs to regular
* Wesley Crusher was made Acting Ensign.
* Worf wears a new, aluminum-like sash instead of the old, foil-like sash.
* The stardates now advance in a more logical manner during a season instead
of being somewhat random during TOS and the first season of TNG.
From 2nd to 3rd Season
* The first portion of the opening title sequence is replaced from the planets
to various views of the galaxy.
* Dr. Katerine Pulaski (Diana Muldaur) was mysteriously replaced with Dr.
Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden).
* The uniforms were replaced from the one-piece collarless uniforms to the
looser two-piece uniforms with collars.
* Geordi LaForge is promoted to Lt. Commander.
From 3rd to 4th Season
* Wesley was made full Ensign before going to Starfleet Academy. (Menage A
* Star Trek is now broadcast in Dolby Surround Sound.
From 4th to 5th Season
* Title sequence was slightly rearranged, with the "Star Trek: The Next
Generation" logo coming out of a video-tunnel like effect.
* Captain Picard occasionally wears a blue-grey uniform with a red jacket.
This was out of Stewart's request because he was getting bored with his
regular uniform, and helped design the jacket. The jacket is made out of
very soft suede and leather shoulders, and cost about $3,000 to make.
* In the conference room, the wall relief containing the Enterprise lineage
has been changed to some other pattern.
* The Enterprise's commissioning plaque is starting to tarnish.
From 5th to 6th Season
* The title sequence was changed, with the "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
logo returning to the original effect seen in the first four seasons.
* The painting of the Enterprise in Picard's ready room (signed by Andy
Probert and Rick Sternbach) has been replaced by a piece of sculpture.
* A new Jefferies tube set has been constructed. This set is three stories
tall, and has ladders, sliding doors, and lots of grating.
* Chief O'Brien now wears a hollow circle (Ensign Junior Grade?)
Major Species Appearances
The following is a listing of appearance of major races in TNG:
"Q Who" - Q introduces the Enterprise to the Borg. One notable scene is where
the Borg cut a section out of the Enterprise and pull it out.
"The Best of Both Worlds" - A single Borg ship kidnaps Captain Picard, turn
him into Locutus of Borg, and head towards sector 001-Earth. Along the way,
the crew fights to rescue Captain Picard.
"I Borg" - A single Borg, designated Three of Five, is rescued from a crashed
"Descent" - Renegade Borg are attacking Federation outposts. They boast a new
individuality, and are being helped by Lore.
"The Wounded" - A renegade Federation captain is making unprovoked attacks on
"Ensign Ro" - The Cardassians fake a Bajoran attack to get the Federation to
turn against the Bajora.
"Chain of Command" - Picard, Dr. Crusher, and Worf travel to Cardassian space
to stop the manufacture of a dangerous Cardassian weapon. But, when it turns
out to be a hoax, Captain Picard is captured, and is tortured for information.
"The Chase" - The Cardassians are part of a chase for a archelogical
"Parallels" - The Enterprise investigates a malfunction array near the
Cardassian border. However, in a alternate timeline, a Cardassian is serving
on the bridge on the Enterprise.
"The Last Outpost" - The Enterprise chases after a stolen T-9 Energy unit.
"The Battle" - A Ferengi Daimon seeks revenge for Picard killing his son in a
battle a few years ago.
"Peak Performance" - During a simulated space battle, the Ferengi demand the
surrender of the Hathaway.
"The Price" - The Ferengi take part in the negotiations of a wormhole.
"Captain's Holiday" - A Ferengi tries to get the Tox Uthat.
"Menage A Troi" - A Daimon falls in love with Lwaxana Troi, and kidnaps
Lwaxana, Deanna, and Riker.
"Unification II" - A fat Ferengi is secretly selling technology to the
"The Perfect Mate" - Two Ferengi get rescued by the Enterprise.
"Rascals" - While Picard, Guinan, Keiko, and Ro are turned into young
teenagers, the Ferengi capture the Enterprise.
"Suspicians" - A pioneering Ferengi scientist is killed on the Enterprise.
(excluding Worf, who has appeared in every episode, and Alexander, who has
appeared in several episodes)
"Heart of Glory" - Three Klingons, who long for the old days of the Empire,
get rescued by the Enterprise.
"A Matter Of Honor" - Riker takes part in an officer exchange program aboard
"The Emissary" - An old girlfriend of Worf's, K'Ehleyr, is part of a mission
to meet a Klingon ship which has been in "deep sleep" for years.
"The Defector" - When the Enterprise crosses over the neutral zone and finds
that an invasion plan was faked, and the Romulan ships demand the surrender of
the Enterprise, several Klingon ships also uncloak to help defend the
"Yesterday's Enterprise" - In the alternative timeline, the Klingon Empire and
the Federation are at war.
"Sins Of The Father" - After discovering that Worf has a brother, he travels
to the Klingon Home World. There, Worf discovered that his natural father,
Maug, is accused of betraying Khitomer to the Romulans. When the true nature
of the events might be a cause of a civil war, Worf is faced with taking his
own life to preserve honor. Rather than die, Worf accepts discommendation.
"Reunion" - Picard is asked to choose a new leader of the Klingon empire.
"The Drumhead" - Trials begin when a Klingon exchange officer is found to be
giving Federation secrets to the Romulans.
"The Mind's Eye" - The Klingons accuse the Federation of supplying phasers to
rebels of the Klingon Empire.
"Redemption" - A civil war begins when a son of Duras challenges Gowron's
right to become leader.
"Unification I" - Gowron supplies a cloaked ship for Picard and Data to travel
"Aquiel" - A Federation communications post is near the Klingon/Federation
"Birthright" - Worf finds a settlement that consists entirely of Klingons who
were captured by Romulans and their offspring. Worf is then captured, and,
while held prisoner, teaches the young people the Klingon way.
"The Chase" - The Klingons are part of an archelogical search for an ancient
"Suspicians" - A Klingon scientist is called to verify a Ferengi discovery.
"Rightful Heir" - Kahless, a prominent Klingon figure from the past, returns
to rebuild the Klingon empire.
"Gambit, Part II" - A Klingon is carrying an artifact.
"Encounter At Farpoint" - "Q" challenges the crew to find the secret of
"Hide And Q" - "Q" tempts Riker with the power of the "Q"
"Q Who" - "Q" sends the crew to their first encounter with the Borg.
"Deja Q" - "Q" is stripped of his powers and is sent to the Enterprise.
"Qpid" - "Q" sends the crew to Sherwood Forest and makes Picard...Robin Hood.
"True Q" - A visitor on the Enterprise discovers that she has "Q"-like powers,
and "Q" arrives to help her.
"Tapestry" - Picard dies on the operating table, and "Q" shows how different
his life would have been if he didn't get stabbed.
"The Neutral Zone" - The Romulans announce that they are back.
"Contagion" - On a planet in the Neutral Zone, both the Enterprise and a
Romulan ship get infected with a computer virus.
"The Enemy" - Stranded on a stormy planet, LaForge discovers a survivor of a
crashed Romulan ship.
"The Defector" - A Romulan defects to the Enterprise with information that
could prevent...or cause...a war.
"Tin Man" - The Enterprise races against the Romulans to meet up with "Tin
Man", a living starship.
"Future Imperfect" - Riker believes that he is a prisoner of the Romulans.
"Data's Day" - A visiting Vulcan ambassador turns out to be a Romulan spy in
"The Mind's Eye" - The Romulans "program" LaForge, and use him to try and
cause a war between the Klingons and the Federation.
"Redemption" - The Duras family is being helped by the Romulans.
"Unification" - Sela uses Spock as part of a ploy to take over the planet
"The Next Phase" - The Enterprise helps out a disabled Romulan Ship. However,
on transport back to the Enterprise, Ensign Ro and Geordi LaForge disappear.
"Face Of The Enemy" - Deanna Troi is captured, changed to look like a Romulan,
and is used as part of a plan for three highly-placed Romulan officials to
defect to the Federation.
"Birthright" - Worf is captured at a Klingon settlement run by Romulans.
"The Chase" - At the last part of a archelogical chase, the Romulans try to
capture an ancient secret.
"Timescape" - While trying to help the Romulans, the Enterprise gets caught in
a time bubble where time is standing still.
After the random stardates in the original "Star Trek", the powers that be
decided on a more logical way to determine a stardate. Thus, the following
EXAMPLE: "Captain's Log: Stardate 45076.3"
The "4" represents that the series takes place in the 24th century, according
to an original writer's guide, although Deep Space Nine may change that. It
also has been noted that 1000 stardates pass with every year.
The "5" represents the season number of TNG without exception.
The "076" represents the portion of a season that advances during TNG.
The ".3" represents a portion of a day thereof.
During the pre-recorded sub-space messages and recorded logs of away teams,
both the current stardate and the current time (in 24-hour military format,
down to the second) are shown on the bottom of the screen. ("The Defector",
"Love Beyond Time And Space" -> "Haven"
"Where None Have Gone Before" -> "Where No One Has Gone Before"
"Unconditional Return" -> "11001001"
"The Shroud" -> "Skin of Evil"
"Time To The Second" -> "Time Squared"
"Send In The Clones" -> "Up The Long Ladder"
"Beyond Tomorrow" -> "Legacy"
"When Honor is Lost" -> "Reunion"
"It Can't Happen Here" -> "The Drumhead"
"Paradise" -> "The Host"
"Civil Wars" -> "Half A Life"
"To The Nth Degree" -> "The Nth Degree"
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" -> "In Theory"
"Barriers" -> "New Ground"
"Terror In Ten-Forward" -> "Power Play"
"Q and I" -> "Q-Me" -> "True Q"
"The Good Fight" -> "Preemptive Strike"
What is canon?
According to various sources, this is what is considered acceptable, or canon,
for potential TNG episodes:
* Almost all of the original series (except for obvious conflicts)
* All of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
* Most of Star Trek II, III, IV, and VI
* All of the TNG episodes
* "TNG Technical Manual" by Mike Okuda and Rick Sternbach
The following is not acceptable:
* Star Trek (The Animated Series)
* Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
* All Star Trek Novels (yes, even the ones Gene Roddenberry wrote)
* All fanzines and fan written material
* Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise
* Worlds Of The Federation
* All FASA Material
Ranks and Insignia
On the next generation, the following uniform colors represent which division
a person is in:
Medical Corps and Sciences - Navy Blue (?)
Security and Engineering - Mustard Yellow
Command and Navigation - Wine Red
Vice Admiral - Gold rectangle with three circle in it. (Redemption II and
Chain of Command I). (UV) Apparently, the number of circles corresponds to the
number of "stars" the admiral has.
Captain - Four solid gold circles
Commander - three solid gold circles
Lieutenant Commander - two solid gold circles and one empty gold circle
Lieutenant - two solid gold circles
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) - One solid gold circle and one empty
Ensign - One solid gold circle
- Two silver rectangles (worn by Kosinski in "Where No One Has Gone Before")
Cadet - Various black stripes depending on group assignment. (First Duty)
NOTE: During seasons one or two, some of the pips were in silver.
NOTE: There have been inaccuracies with the pips and ranks, especially with
the rank of O'Brien.
According to Gene Roddenberry, there are no enlisted ranks in Starfleet.
However, in "Family", Sergei Rozhenko (Worf's foster father) mentions
something about meeting another Chief Petty Officer. Later on, in the same
episode, Sergei mentions that he, an enlisted man, managed to raise an
officer. Also, in "The Drumhead", the part-Romulan, part-Human medical
technician said that he was so anxious to get into space, he decided to forgo
the Academy and, instead, become enlisted. This will indeed contradict what
Gene has said.
In "Future Imperfect", some of the ranks in effect 15 years from season 4 are:
Admiral - Four Gold Bars
Captain - Four Silver Bars
The other ranks are based upon the "normal" TNG ranks. They are formed by
substituting a bar for a solid circle and a narrow bar for an empty circle.
The rank is part of the insignia/communicator.
"Encounter at Farpoint" - Picard says "Transmit the following in all languages
and in all frequencies: 'We surrender'."
"The Last Outpost" - The crew assumes that the Ferengi have them immobilized,
and attempt to surrender, but the Ferengi surrender first, believing that the
Enterprise have them immobilized.
"The Outrageous Okona" - Picard drops shields "In case we decide to surrender
"A Matter of Honor" - Picard surrenders to Riker on the Pagh.
"Peak Performance" - Riker asks Picard "Would you care to surrender now?" even
before the war games begin. Later, the Ferengi drop by, and demand the
surrender of the Hathaway.
"The Defector" - The Romulans ask Picard to surrender, but he doesn't.
"Yesterday's Enterprise" - Alternate-Picard refuses to surrender to the
Picard violates the Prime Directive
In "The Drumhead", it is recorded that Picard violated the Prime Directive
nine times while in command of the Enterprise. While it was not directly
specified what the nine violations were, these are believed to be the episodes
containing these violations:
"Justice" - In order to save Wesley from the death penalty for (accidentally)
violating one of the Edo laws.
"Angel One" - The crew barely managed to save the survivors of a Federation
ship from death for trying to change the society of Angel One.
"Pen Pals" - Data communicates with a girl whose planet was slowly
"Up the Long Ladder" - Picard essentially forced the clone race to live and
breed with the Bringloidi, despite the strong resistance of the clone race and
the fact that this would completely destroy the non-sexual nature of the clone
"The Ensigns of Command" - The Enterprise manages to delay a Sheliak vessel
from destroying a Federation colony on Tau Cygna Five, even though the planet
is part of the Sheliak Corporate.
"Who Watches the Watchers" - The Enterprise treats a Mintakan person for
serious injuries as a result of a Federation observation post's cloaking
device's failure, ending with that race believing Picard was a god.
"The High Ground" - The Enterprise engages in a commando raid in order to
rescue Captain Picard and Beverly Crusher on a warring world.
"Legacy" - The commando raid might have radically changed the balance of power
on the planet.
"First Contact" - The Enterprise contacts a planet in order to rescue
Command Offered to Commander Riker
"The Arsenal of Freedom" - USS Drake (mentioned--offered before Enterprise)
"The Icarus Factor" - USS Aries
"Best of Both Worlds" - USS Melbourne
Riker actually commands a ship, albeit temporarily, in the following episodes:
"A Matter Of Honor" - Klingon Ship Pagh
"Peak Performance" - USS Hathaway
"The Best Of Both Worlds-Part II" - USS Enterprise NCC-1701D
"Redemption II" - USS Excalibur during a blockade
Wesley Saves The Day....
The Naked Now - Wesley modifies a tractor beam into a repulser beam to push
the Enterprise away in order to give Data the extra time needed to reinsert
Where No One Has Gone Before - Wesley is the only one to notice that the
traveler is phasing.
The Battle - Wesley discovers the Ferengi transmissions which are affecting
The Big Goodbye - Wesley fixes the holodeck because his mother is in there.
Datalore - Wesley realizes that Lore is impersonating Data
Peak Performance - Wesley's experiment is beamed onto Riker's ship, giving the
ship the necessary power to "save the day".
The High Ground - Wesley comes up with a way to track the dimensional shift of
Menage a Troi - Wesley identifies a signal as resembling a Betazoid gong,
helping to save Lwaxana Troi, Deanna Troi, and Riker from the Ferengi ship.
Final Mission - Wesley is able to get past the guardian of the well and get
water for Captain Picard.
The Game - Wesley realizes the true purpose of the game and repairs Data in
time to awaken everyone from hypnosis.
....and Screws Up
Justice - Wesley trips over a barrier, and nearly loses his life.
Evolution - Wesley, while pulling an all-nighter, leaves a container open,
causing some nanites to escape and wreck havoc on the ship.
Remember Me - Wesley's experiment causes his mother to be trapped in a warp
The First Duty - Wesley's flight team performs an extremely dangerous maneuver
which results in a serious accident and causes the death of a fellow team
member. The resulting coverup causes Wesley to repeat a year at the academy.
The Walking Dead
Several times during the series, a major character has died, only to be saved
at the last minute. Some of these episodes include:
Hide and Q - Worf and Wesley get impaled by soldiers.
Time Squared - The Enterprise is seen being destroyed.
The Most Toys - Data is believed to be dead by the crew.
Transfigurations - Worf falls down in the shuttle bay, only to be saved by
Ethics - After a barrel crashes on Worf back, Worf dies during an experimental
surgery. However, his "redundant" body organs kicked in at the last minute.
Cause and Effect - A collision with a starship causes the Enterprise to
explode, killing everyone on board, and causing a time loop in which the
Enterprise encounters a collision with another starship, killing everyone on
board, causing a time loop...
Man of the People - Deanna is killed in order to stop an ambassador from
passing his evil emotions to another empathic person.
Gambit - Captain Picard is believed to be dead.
"Encounter at Farpoint" - Q appears in 20th century military uniform with an
unlit cigarette in his right hand.
"Lonely Among Us" - Data smokes a pipe (much to the dismay of the rest of the
crew, especially Lt. Yar) as the first part of adopting his Sherlock Holmes
"The Big Goodbye" - Picard is offered a holographic cigarette in the police
station. His coughing displays his displeasure.
"Manhunt" - Picard as Dixon Hill lights up again in full view, without
"Deja Q" - After Q gets his powers back, he brings the Mexican band to the
bridge, and gives Riker and Picard a cigar, and after he leaves, he becomes
the smoke from Picard's cigar.
"Clues" - Guinan has a lit cigarette in a holder in D Hill's outer office,
doesn't take a puff. (Watch how the cigarette always changes to a different
length at each camera cut. A common problem in any movie where smoking is
"Time's Arrow" - Samuel Clemens chomps on a huge cigar. Suffers from tobacco
addiction withdrawal in the second part.
"A Fistful Of Datas" - Troi, playing the mysterious stranger, is seen smoking
in the sheriff's office.
The TNG Enterprise, being a starship carrying families, has the ability to
separate into saucer and warp drive sections in case of an emergency
situation. When separated, the saucer section is capable of only impulse
speed, while the warp drive section turns into a formidable battle machine.
"Encounter at Farpoint" - While Worf takes the saucer section to Farpoint
Station, Picard takes the warp drive section to meet up with the Q entity.
"Arsenal of Freedom" - Geordi takes the Warp Drive section in order to destroy
the defense device on Minos, while Chief Engineer Logan takes the saucer
section to safety.
"Best of Both Worlds - Part II" - In order to retrieve Locutus/Picard, the
Enterprise separates into two sections, with Riker in charge of the Warp Drive
section, and Cmdr. Shelby in command of the saucer section. While the Borg
attack the warp drive section, the rescue shuttle with Worf and Data launches
from the saucer section.
Part of the reason that we don't see more saucer seperations is due to budget
The following shuttlecraft, associated with the Enterprise, have appeared in
NCC-1701D-1 - "Sakarov" ("Unnatural Selection")
NCC-1701D-2 - "Goddard" (loaned to Scotty in "Relics")
NCC-1701D-5 - "El-Baz" ("Time Squared", "Descent, Part I")
NCC-1701D-5 - "Onizuka" (used in "The Ensigns of Command")
NCC-1701D-5 - Feynman ("The Nth Degree")
NCC-1701D-6 - ("Coming of Age")
NCC-1701D-7 - "Onizuka" ("The Minds Eye")
NCC-1701D-9 - ("The Price")
NCC-1701D-12 - "Pike" (destroyed in "The Most Toys")
NCC-1701D-13 - (crashed on Vegra II in "Skin of Evil")
- "Fermi" (Destroyed - "Rascals")
Other shuttlecraft from other ships....
NCC-2544-10 - (shuttle from USS Repulse, "The Child")
NCC-45167 - "Cousteau" (from the Aries, "Identity Crisis")
In "Unnatural Selection", Data states explicitly that he is fully trained to
pilot all current Federation vessels, including auxiliaries (namely
Shuttlecraft). We've also seen Ro, Riker, Picard, Wesley, Geordi, and Worf fly
shuttles, but Data seems to be the crew's "driver."
In the episode "Power Play", Chief O'Brien mentions that some of the
shuttlecraft are equipped with transporters, as demonstrated earlier with "The
Best of Both Worlds - Part II".
Attempts at Self-Destruct
"11001001" - Picard and Riker try to self destruct in order to prevent the
possibility of the Enterprise falling into enemy hands.
"Where Silence Has Lease" - Picard tries to self destruct for Nagilum.
"Contagion" - Virus-induced sort-of-self-destruct-like-thing.
"Brothers" - Picard attempts to engage the self-destruct sequence in order to
regain control of the Enterprise, but fails.
"We'll Always Have Paris" - Dr. Paul Manheim's time experiment causes small
loops to occur in time.
"Time Squared" - Due to a strange energy vortex, a duplicate Picard from the
future arrives on a shuttlecraft
"Yesterday's Enterprise" - A worm hole is created, causing the Enterprise-C to
travel through time.
"Captain's Holiday" - Two Vorgons travel from the 27th century to get the Tox
"Future Imperfect" - Riker thinks he's in the future.
"A Matter Of Time" - Berlinghoff Rasmussen, in the 22nd century, steals a time
machine from a visiting time traveler from the 26th century, and uses it to
visit the Enterprise and steal some devices to "invent" later on.
"Cause and Effect" - The Enterprise and the Bozeman gets caught in a time
loop. For the Enterprise, it was for around 17 days. For the Bozeman, it was
either caught in the loop for around 80 years, or simply shot forward in time
about 80 years.
"Time's Arrow" - Upon discovery of Data's head on Earth, the crew of the
Enterprise travel to a planet. In order to see the aliens/shapeshifters, Data
constructs a phase inverter, and, in the process, manages to travel to 1893.
At the end of part one, Picard, Riker, Troi, Dr. Crusher, and Geordi walk
into the time vortex, and end up in the 19th century, although they did manage
to get back into the 24th century, and accidentally sending Samuel Clemens to
the 24th century before returning him to the 19th century.
"Tapestry" - An alien creature on a Romulan ship causes time to stand still in
order to save it's young.
"Parallels" - Worf passes through a time eddy, and traverses through several
Also, the Traveler ("Where None Have Gone Before" and "Remember Me") could be
considered a time traveler. Maybe.
The Crew Taken Over
"The Naked Now" - The entire crew gets a virus that is like intoxication.
"Lonely Among Us" - While passing through an energy cloud, an intelligence is
picked up, taking over Worf, Beverly Crusher, Assistant Chief Engineer Singh,
and Captain Picard.
"The Battle" - A Ferengi "thought-maker" is used by Daimon Bok to cause
Captain Picard to relive the Stargazer incident that occurred nine years
"Hide and Q" - Q takes over Data, and tells Riker that he has been given the
powers of the Q.
"Conspiracy" - Several members of Starfleet high command are taken over by the
"Blue Gill" creatures.
"The Child" - A glowing white sphere enters the Enterprise, and causes Troi to
become pregnant with an alien child.
"The Schizoid Man" - Data gets taken over by Ira Graves, who transfers his
mind over to Data.
"Contagion" - Data gets infected with an alien virus.
"Allegiance" - Captain Picard gets kidnapped, and is replaced by an evil
"The Best of Both Worlds" - Captain Picard is kidnapped by the Borg, and is
turned into Locutus of Borg.
"Brothers" - A homing program in Data is activated by Data's creator: Dr.
"Clues" - Troi gets taken over by an alien race that simply wants to be left
"Identity Crisis" - LaForge and another member of Starfleet gets taken over by
a parasite from an earlier away team mission in 40???.?.
"The Nth Degree" - Barclay gains the intelligence of an alien probe.
"The Minds Eye" - LaForge is brainwashed by the Romulans, and made to
accomplish a Romulan mission.
"The Game" - Riker brings back an electronic game from Raisa which is not only
addicting, but provides a form of mind control for everyone on board ship.
Under this mind control, Riker, LaForge, Troi, and Dr. Crusher deactivate
"Violations" - Troi, Riker, and Dr. Crusher face inexplicable comas while a
group of aliens are on board. The comas are caused by a nightmare.
"Conundrum" - The entire crew, including Data, is affected by sudden amnesia,
and is involved in a war.
"Power Play" - Troi, O'Brien, and Data is taken over by the spirits of cadet
prisoners on a penal colony set up by the Ux-Mal.
"The Inner Light" - A space probe interfaces with Captain Picard, and forces
him to relive the life of another man.
"Man of the People" - A visiting mediator uses Deanna Troi to pass on his
"Face Of The Enemy" - Deanna Troi is captured by a Romulan, and is used to
help in a defection.
Enterprise Exceeds Warp Limits
The Enterprise is able to only achieve Warp 9.5 "with extreme risk" (Encounter
at Farpoint). However, there have been various times when this 'speed limit'
has been exceeded.
"Where No One Has Gone Before" - In a warp field experiment with the Traveler,
Wesley's distraction causes the Traveler to phase in and out, and causes the
Enterprise to travel 2.7 million light years in a few seconds.
"When The Bough Breaks" - When Captain Picard insists that the Aldean people
return the children kidnapped from the Enterprise, the Enterprise is hit with
a bolt of energy that causes it to travel such a distance that it would take
three days to travel back to Aldea at Warp 9.
"Q Who" - Q, with the snap of his fingers, send the Enterprise 7,000 light
years away for their first encounter with the Borg. Also, when the Enterprise
is being chased by the Borg, LaForge reads the speed off as Warp 9.65.
"Legacy" - In the teaser, the Enterprise is going Warp 9.6 to Tasha Yar's
"The Nth Degree" - Barclay, with the knowledge gained from an alien probe,
creates a space distortion that causes the Enterprise to travel halfway across
"Descent" - The Enterprise uses a transwarp conduit while chasing the Borg and
tracking down Data.
TOS/TMS Crossovers In TNG
While TNG is supposed to take place 78 years after the original series, there
have been occasions in which various characters and actors, who appeared in
either the original series or the movies, reappeared on TNG. Among these
"Encounter At Farpoint" - DeForest Kelley makes an appearance as an unnamed
admiral who hates transporters and notices that Data, with all that knowledge,
doesn't have pointed ears.
"The Naked Now" - The records from the original Enterprise ("The Naked Time")
were used to combat a microbe that causes drunk-like effects.
"Symbiosis" - Merritt Butrick was T'Jon in "Symbiosis", and, of course,
appeared as Kirk's son David Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. (After his appearance in TNG, Merritt
Butrick died due to complications of AIDS)
"Sarek" - Mark Lenard makes an appearance as Sarek.
"Unification" - Leonard Nimoy makes an appearance as Spock and Mark Lenard as
Sarek. Malachi Throne, who plays Romulan Senator Pardek in "Unification", was
involved in TOS's "The Managerie" as Commodore Jose Mendez.
"Relics" - Scotty modified the transporter so that the transporter buffer is
recycled and the rematerialization subroutine is disabled so that the two
survivors of the Jenolin could survive while waiting for a rescue. 75 years
later, the Enterprise reactivates the transporter, and Scotty is the lone
survivor, without aging.
Kirk has been mentioned in "The Naked Now", "Unification II", and "Relics".
Diana Muldaur, a guest star on TOS episodes "Return To Tomorrow" as Dr. Ann
Mulhall and "Is There In Truth No Beauty" as Dr. Miranda Jones, appeared on a
regular basis as Dr. Pulaski during the second season of TNG.
Majel Barrett, who played Number One ("The Cage") and Doctor/Nurse Chapel, is
used as the TNG computer voice, and has appeared as Deanna Troi's mother,
Emergency Evacuation in "11001001":
This is the emergency evacuation procedule while the Enterprise is docked at a
"Decks 2 through 4 to cargo transporters. Decks 5 through 10 proceed to
transporters 1, 2, 3, and 4. Decks 6 through 16 proceed to transporters 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, and 10. Decks 17 through 28 proceed to transporters 11, 12, 13, and
14. Decks 29 through 42 proceed to transporters 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.
This is not a drill. This is not a drill."
Auto-Destruct Sequence in "11001001": (V)
Picard and Riker place their hands on the computer terminals for finger scan.
Computer: "Recognized - Picard, Jean-Luc, Captain. Recognized - Riker, William
Picard: "Set auto-destruct sequence."
Computer: "Does the first officer concur?"
Riker: "Yes, set auto-destruct sequence...now."
Computer: "Auto-destruct will detonate in four minutes and fifty-nine
Picard: (lays hand on bridge computer console) "Cancel auto-destruct."
Computer: "Does the first officer agree?"
Riker: (laying hand on computer) "Affirmative"
Computer: "Auto-destruct cancelled."
(NOTE: While the auto-destruct can be activated in Engineering,
it can only be deactivated on the bridge.)
Secured Message Code in "Conspiracy" (UV):
Capain Picard received a message that is labeled Code 47. Code 47 is a
Starfleet emergency frequency, and is for the Captain's eyes only.
Verification is as follows:
The screen shows the Starfleet logo with the words "United Federation Of
Computer: "This is an emergency communique. It is not to be discussed with
fellow officers unless deemed absolutely necessary. There will be no computer
record of said transmission."
Computer: "Proceed with voiceprint identification."
Picard: "Picard, Jean-Luc, Captain, USS Enterprise."
Computer: "Voiceprint verified."
Later in that episode, another verification procedure takes place in order to
verify that Picard has not been taken over:
Captain Picard beams onto Ditalics Three. He enters a mine, and is met with
Captain Rixx, whose phaser is pointed at Picard. Captain Scott and Captain
Keel join the group, with Scott pulling out her phaser and pointing it at
Keel: "Thanks for coming."
Picard: "This is some greeting, old friend."
Keel: "Tell me, Jean-Luc... where did we first meet?"
Rixx: "Answer the question."
Picard: "Calsetie three. It was a bar, and quite an exotic one as I remember.
What do I win?"
Keel: "Do you recall the night you introduced Jack Crusher to Beverly?"
Picard: "You know full well that I hadn't met Beverly then, you introduced
Keel: "My brother introduced them."
Picard: "You don't have a brother. Two sisters, Anna and Melissa. What the
hell is all this about?"
Keel nods to Rixx and Scott, who put away their phasers.
Rixx: "Apologies, Captain. We had to make sure you were really you."
Picard Secured Message Code in "The Defector": (V)
(Picard and Data are viewing information on Nelvana system)
Computer: "Captain Picard, priority one message from Starfleet coming in on
Picard: "In my ready room. Computer, delay time."
Computer: "Two hours twenty-two minute delay from time of transmission at
Starfleet Command on Lion Three."
Picard: (having entered his ready room) "Computer, key access Four One Two
Mark Eight Zero Picard, Jean-Luc Starfleet Priority Code Gamma. Decode. Begin
Ferengi Captain's Security Code in "Menage a Troi" (V):
Lwaxana Troi: "Oh, I'll need your access code."
Daimon Tog: "Yes, my beloved. Computer, access code kei yuri dactei..."
Dr. Farek: (Interrupting) "TOG! Be silent! I knew you were not to be trusted."
Data's Lock on command functions in "Brothers" (V):
Spoken: One Seven Three Four Six Seven [Three] Two One Four Seven Six Charlie
Three Two Seven Eight Nine Seven Seven Seven Six [Four] Three Tango Seven
Three Two Victor Seven Three One One Seven Eight Eight Eight Seven Three Two
Four Seven Six Seven Eight Nine Seven Six Four Three Seven Six LOCK
Display: One Seven Three Four Six Seven Two One Four Seven Six Charlie Three
Two Seven Eight Nine Seven Seven Seven Six Three Tango Seven Three Two Victor
Seven Three One One Seven [One] Eight Eight Eight Seven Three Two Four Seven
Six Seven Eight Nine Seven Six Four Three Seven Six LOCK
Numbers in [Brackets] are unique to the series they appear in (i.e. missing
from the other).
Computer Recognition Command Levels in "Brothers": (UV)
Riker: Omega-3 (In "Power Play")
Klingon File Security Access Codes in "Reunion": (UV)
K'Ehleyr's Access Level: "Padoch-Cha"
Required Access Level: "Duco-Cha"
T'Pel's (Romulan Spy Selak) clearance code to Data for information in "Data's
LaForge's Access Code in "The Minds Eye":
LaForge: "Computer, reroute the power flow in Cargo Bay 4 transporter through
the auxiliary replicator system."
Computer: "Please verify command with necessary protocol."
LaForge: "Initiate protocol 364-B."
Computer: "Verify priority clearance."
LaForge: "Recognized LaForge Theta 2 997."
Computer: "Acknowledged. Power has been rerouted through auxiliary power
distribution system code number 44762."
(Note, this code was also used in "Hollow Pursuits")
Riker Command Override in "Power Play":
When the bridge was taken over: "Computer, transfer command to Engineering,
full security alert." This effectively shut down all control panels, including
Con and Ops.
After Troi, O'Brien, and Data leave the bridge: "Computer, re-enable bridge
control, security protocol authorization Riker Omega Three."
If you are writing a letter to a cast member or a guest star, please send a
[Name of cast member or guest star]
c/o Paramount Pictures Corporation
5555 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
DO NOT USE THEIR HOME ADDRESSES. First of all, these actors and actresses
deserve their privacy, and secondly, they will return all mail sent to their
home addresses unopened.
Patrick Stewart - May or may not allow taping of convention appearance. He
considers convention appearances to be a personal experience to be shared with
those in the audience.
Brent Spiner - He is very protective of his privacy, and rarely makes
convention appearances, partially due to a bad experience with a fan at a
convention in New York. He does not allow the video taping or the
photographing of convention appearances.
Gates McFadden - Do not videotape convention appearance.
Wil Wheaton - He doesn't allow videotaping. The explanation was that someone
had taped him before and sold these tapes without his consent or paying him.
Michael Dorn - "I don't LIKE prune juice, Worf likes prune juice, I don't."
Marina Sirtis - Marina objects to being videotaped now. No flash photography
when Q&A starts. Also, she has no idea about how the pips work, nothing about
Engineering, why Worf changed uniform color, and similar topics. Also, please
seperate the character names from the actor names.
Please remember, these actors are taking their personal time in order to
appear at conventions. Some of these actors do not give out autographs, others
do. The "no videotaping" rule is due to the fact that some unscrupulous people
tape the convention appearances and then resell the tapes without royalties
going to the actors.
How Many Episodes?
In order to be counted as appearing on an episode, the character must appear
or be heard in the episode. Holograms and flashbacks don't count.
NOTE: This section is still being worked on.
Patrick Stewart: ___ episodes as Captain Picard
+ 2 episodes as Locutus of Borg
(Directed 3 Episode)
Jonathan Frakes: ___ episodes as Commander Riker
(Directed 6 Episodes)
Levar Burton: ___ episodes as Lt. LaForge
(Directed 1 Episode)
Denise Crosby: ___ episodes as Lt. Yar
+ 1 guest appearance as Yar in "Yesterday's Enterprise"
+ 3 episodes as Sela
Michael Dorn: ___ episodes as Worf
Gates McFadden: ___ episodes as Dr. Crusher
Marina Sirtis: ___ episodes as Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner: ___ episodes as Data
+ 3 episodes as Lore
+ 2 episode as Dr. Noonian Soong
Wil Wheaton: ___ episodes as Wesley Crusher
Colm Meaney: 45 episodes as Chief O'Brien/Transporter Chief/Other
Whoopi Goldberg: 22 episodes as Guinan
Diana Muldaur: 20 episodes as Kate Pulaski
Majel Barrett: MANY episodes as Enterprise Computer Voice (most uncredited)
+ 5 episodes as Lwaxana Troi
February 2, 1949 - Brent Spiner
16, 1957 - LeVar Burton
17 - Michelle Forbes
23, 1935 - Majel Barrett Roddenberry
March 20 - John de Lancie (Q)
29, 1960 - Marina Sirtis
May 30 - Michael Piller
30, 1953 - Colm Meany
July 13, 1940 - Patrick Stewart
29, 1972 - Wil Wheaton
August 6 - Mike Okuda
19, 1921 - Gene Roddenberry
19, 1938 - Diana Muldaur
19, 1952 - Jonathan Frakes
28, 1953 - Gates McFadden
November 13, 1949 - Whoopi Goldberg
24, 1957 - Denise Crosby
December 9, 1952 - Michael Dorn
25 - Rick Berman
The Merry Men (and Women) of Qpid
Picard -> Robin Hood
Riker -> Little John
Data -> Friar Tuck
Worf -> Will Scarlet. Is not a merry man!
LaForge -> Alan-a-Dale
Vash -> Maid Marian
Q -> The Sheriff of Nottingham
Money In The Future
It should be noted that people are always offering to buy each other coffee,
etc. in Ten Forward, but this may just be a gesture, since we never see anyone
pay for anything. Also, they must be playing poker for *some* stakes, just
playing for chips would be meaningless.
"Encounter At Farpoint" - Beverly Crusher buys a roll of cloth, and has her
account on the Enterprise billed.
"The Last Outpost" - The Ferengi called the comm badges a shamefull use of a
precious metal, yet they said they have their own "matter-energy device".
"Skin Of Evil" - [Unconfirmed] Worf mentioned that Tasha was favored in the
ship's pool in the upcoming martial arts tournament.
"Conspiracy" - The planet where the Starship Captains meet is Ditalics B, and
is said to be owned by Ditalics Mining Corporation, which may imply something
of the Federation's economic structure.
"The Neutral Zone" - Picard mentions that they no longer use money.
"Manhunt" - Picard, while on the holodeck running the Dixon Hill program, goes
to the bar to buy a drink. He, of course, forgot to bring money, and the lady
had to pay for the drinks.
"The Price" - There is a bidding war going on for the use of a wormhole, and
Picard mentions how much toll the Ferengi might charge if they get the rights
to use that wormhole.
"Peak Performance" - Riker is playing strategema against Kolrami. Worf
whispers to Riker that he has bet a "sizeable amount" on Riker in the ship's
"A Matter Of Perspective" - Dr. Apgar's reason for developing the Krieger wave
generator was to sell it to the highest bidder.
"Unification II" - When Riker enters the bar, he is asked to toss a couple of
coins into the jar for a song. Riker responds that he doesn't have any money.
"Gambit" - The pursuit of an ancient Romulan artifact is accompanied by a
promise of gold pressed latnium.
Religion In The Future
"Who Watches The Watchers" - Picard is thought to be a god by the populace.
"Data's Day" - In Data's log, a Hindu festival of lights is mentioned.
Did you know...
...That Geordi LaForge is named after a real Star Trek fan named George
LaForge? George LaForge died from muscular dystrophy in 1975.
...That Denise Crosby originally tried out for the role of Counselor Troi and
Marina Sirtis tried out for the role of Security Chief Tasha Yar?
...That Gene Roddenberry's full name is Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, thus, in
creating Wesley Crusher, Gene used his own middle name and based the character
on what he wanted to be like when he was young?
...Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) did the special effect shots only for
"Encounter At Farpoint". However, they get credit in every episode because of
the extra stock footage for Enterprise fly-bys and such. Even ILM stock
footage isn't used much anymore, except when the Enterprise enters Warp.
...TNG is filmed in 35mm using Panavision cameras. The film is transferred to
videotape, and post-production is done on video.
...That William Riker and Deanna Troi is based upon Decker and Ilia from "Star
Trek: The Motion Picture"?
...That while "Skin of Evil" was aired after "Symbiosis", they were produced
in the reverse order. Near the end of Symbiosis, when the Ornarans and
Brekkians beam off, Denise Crosby is seen in the background, waving goodbye as
the doors close. (UV)
...LeVar Burton, when shooting began for "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II",
was in the hospital for emergency surgery. Colm Meany was used instead for
several scenes, and LeVar appeared in closeups during BOBW2 and was absent for
several episodes after that.
...LeVar Burton appeared on "Roots"? He's not the only one. Thalmus
Rasulala, who played Captain Donald Varley of the USS Yamato in "Contagion",
played Omoro Kinte in ROOTS. Also, Ben Vereen, who is also a Trek fan, also
appeared on Roots.
...While filming "The Wounded", there was a scene in which Colm Meaney was
serving Keiko steak and potatoes for dinner. The potatoes had to get from the
spoon to the plate easily, while he continued with the dialogue, moved around,
served himself, etc. After about a zillion takes, it finally worked, except
that one small piece of potato bounced off the plate and onto the table. So,
Colm improvised, and quickly popped it in his mouth. "Cut!" "What was wrong
with that?" "Well, you popped that potato in your mouth." "Yeah, so?" "Well,
you can't do that -- see, this is a self-cleaning ship." "I got to it FIRST."
...Hawking was on the Paramount lot for the video release of the film "A Brief
History of Time". He was given a tour of the set, and when they reached the
bridge set, he began tapping out something he wanted to say through his voice
synthesizer. After about a minute, it said "Could you take me out of my chair
and put me in the captain's chair?" Now, Hawking *never* asks to be taken out
of his chair, so this was clearly a very big deal. Someone did, and a few days
later the idea of a quick cameo came up for "Descent".
...That "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has made over $500,000,000 in
syndication and merchandising.
...That if you look closely at the Enterprise during the fly-by in the opening
credits, you can see someone walking past the windows. According to Mike Okuda
in the "Star Trek: The Official Fan Club Magazine" (#60), this is Captain
..."The Child" and "Devil's Due" were originally scripts for the proposed
"Star Trek: Phase II" television series. The "Star Trek: Phase II" series idea
was scrapped, and instead, the sets were used for the shooting of "Star Trek:
The Motion Picture"
...At the time of the filming of "Q Who", there were two visual supervisors:
Dan Curry and Rob Legato. They each had their own specifications for the
design of the Borg ship:
Rob Legato - The Borg ship should be a ball with a trench of detail around the
Dan Curry - The Borg ship should be a cube that looked smooth at a distance.
As you got closer and closer, more detail would be revealed. (Dan
had hired Special Effects for this job).
Rob Legato team had some problems, so Special Effects got the job and built
the Borg ship. It took 14 modelers two weeks to finish the job. That is
nothing short of amazing when you consider that while the specifications
called for only one side finished, Special Effects supplied a Borg ship that
was finished on all sides. In order to achieve that level of detail, F/X put
everything in they could find, including R2-D2, toy soldiers, plastic model
"rails", and the F/X logo.
...The junkyard in "Unification II" consisted mostly of ships dragged out from
wherever Mike Okuda could find 'em. Some of the models included: models from
the unmade "Star Trek: Phase II" series, models from ILM that were never used,
models of the Enterprise that didn't come out of the mold right, and a very
unusual looking Enterprise. Some of the models were designed by Greg Jein and
..."A Matter Of Time" was written partially because Robin Williams, a fan of
the show, wanted to appear. However, when the script was ready for shooting,
Robin was unavailable, so Matt Frewer was cast instead.
...That the shuttle Onizuka, which Data used in "Ensigns of Command", was
named in tribute to one of the Space Shuttle "Challenger" astronauts.
...Gene died at the same time the crew was filming "Hero Worship"?
...The only episodes when William Riker was called Bill was in "The Naked Now"
...Gates McFadden's stunts in "Remember Me" was done when she was pregnant
but she did not know about it until days later.
...For "Relics", it was impossible to re-use the original bridge, partially
because it was broken up and destroyed after the original series. Instead,
they used a captain's chair and helm/navigation console build by a Star Trek
fan named Steve Horch. The only other part that was built was from about a
foot to the left of the turbolift to the end of Scotty's engineering station,
as well as the railing that separates that from the center of the bridge.
Also, the Con and Ops chairs were look-alikes, and are tilted back more than
the real ones. The rest was a still from "This Side of Paradise", not "The
Mark Of Gideon". Also, the Aldebran Whiskey was actually Hi-C Ecto Cooler.
...In "Booby Trap", the original name of the holographic scientist was to be
Leah Daystrom, who was the great-great-granddaughter of Dr. Daystrom from TOS.
However, after they cast Susan Gibney for the part, they changed the name to
Brahms, and only made several references to The Daystrom Institute.
...In "Chain of Command", the thing inside the eggs that Picard and the
Cardassian ate were dead squids with little machines under them to make them
...Andy Probert designed the Enterprise D, and owns the designs to the
Enterprise. Paramount is using his designs with permission. You can see Andy
in "Encounter At Farpoint", in the post-atomic court. Andy is the spectator
wearing "a giant tribble", actually a very large fur hat.
...The original Wright plane was named.....BIRD OF PREY!
...The original 8-foot model of the Enterprise that was built by Industrial
Light and Magic isn't used much anymore. For motion control work, the 4-foot
model is much easier to use, is much more detailed, and, for far away shots,
it's easier to make it seem far away. The original 8-foot model is used only
for extreme closeups or for saucer separations. The 4-foot model was built by
Greg Jein in the third season.
...The title "The Dauphin" comes from the French term "Le Dauphin" used to
designate the male heir to the royal throne while the royalty was still in
place in France.
...The reason that you keep seeing a lot of the same faces on TNG, Civil Wars,
and (I think) L.A. Law is that the casting is all handled by the same casting
director, Junie Lowrey-Smith (not sure of this name either), who likes to
reuse a lot of the same actors.
...In "Deja Q", they had some problems filimg John DeLancie's nude scene. The
director had him in a jockstrap, but couldn't film around the indentations it
made in his skin because of the camera's perspective. Finally, he told
everyone who was offended by nudity to leave the set, dropped the jock strap,
and got the scene in one take. Incidentally, that scene was filmed at 7 AM,
and the mariachi band scene at midnight.
..."Family" and "Liaisons" are the only episodes in TOS, the movies, and TNG
which has no scenes filmed on the bridge.
..."Tin Man" was a life form borrowed from the "Wild Card" book series?
...In order to prepare for the episode "Chain Of Command, Part II", Patrick
Stewart watched tapes from Amnesty International. These tapes included
statements of those who had been tortured, and a long interview with a
torturer who talked about what it was like to be inflicting pain.
...Robin Curtis was originally slated to play the female terrorist in
"Starship Mine", but due to a conflicting shooting schedule, was unable to
play the part. She, instead, appeared in "Gambit" as a Romulan.
...Sidney Poitier was originally wanted for the role of Geordi LaForge, but,
due to a conflict in schedules, was unavailable. Ben Vereen, however, was
available, and this episode was the first time Ben and LeVar had worked
together since the mini-series "Roots."
...The transporter effect is accomplished as follows:
1> Fill a canister with water. Add glitter and shine a light through it. Stir
briskly and tape.
2> Film the scene, first with the actor, then without. (Or vice versa)
3> Transfer the scene to tape, and use video technology to matte the glitter
over the actor.
4> Use a video wipe to 'streak down' the glitter.
...The translation from "11001001" after Riker introduces them:
Riker: (indicating) "Minuet. Minuet, Captain Jean-Luc Picard."
Minuet: "Enchantee, comme c'est merveilleux de vous voir ici." / "Hi!, it's
nice to meet you."
Picard: "Incoyable! Vous etes Parisienne?" / "You are from Paris?"
Minuet: "Au fond, c'est vrai nous sommes toutes Parisienne." / "Deep down
we're all from Paris."
Picard: "Ah, oui, au fond nous sommes tous Parisiens." / "Ah yes, deep down
we're all from Paris."
...The translation from "Time's Arrow":
Data (in English): "I am a Frenchman."
Poker Player: "Ah, mes parents sont originaires de Boubonnais. Je suis ne a la
New Orleans." / "Ah, my parents are from Boubonnais. I was born in New
Data: "Alors nous sommes presque freres. Je suis heureuz de vous connaitre." /
"Then, we are almost brothers. I am pleased to meet you."
Poker Player (in English): "Please sir..."
...According to a November 1992 issue of "California Business" article,
Paramount's annual first-run TNG gross advertising revenues are about $90
million, with production costs in the $31.2-$36.4 million range. Net annual
advertising profits are between $30 and $60 million, without even counting the
$70 million+ in licensing and affiliate station fees. TNG airs in 217 markets,
with a 99% national coverage. Weekly viewership is in the 20 million range,
bring in the most desirable of demographics.
...That "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is on the list of shows endorsed by
the Viewers for Quality Television. Other VQT endorsed shows include "Cheers",
"Designing Women", "LA Law", "Life Goes On", "Murphy Brown", "Northern
Exposure", "The Trials Of Rosie O'Neill", "Law & Order", "Quantum Leap", "60
Minutes", "China Beach", "thirtysomething", and "Beauty and the Beast".
(The VQT should not be confused with the American Viewers of Quality
Television. The VQT seeks to change television by encouraging and nurturing
high quality television, while the AVQT seeks to change television by
boycotting or threatening those who produce low quality television. For more
details, write to: Viewers For Quality Television, PO Box 195, Fairfax, VA
1. "Encounter At Farpoint" - The military uniform Q wears is that of a Marine
Corps lieutenant colonel. And if you look closely, his rank, ribbons and
badges are all identical to those worn by Lt. Col. Oliver North when he
testified at the Iran-Contra hearings in 1986-87, just before "Farpoint" went
3. "The Naked Now" - During the scan of records, we see a parrot wearing a
Starfleet shirt, complete with insignia, with nacelles, an obvious reference
to Gene Roddenberry. ("The Great Bird" = Gene) This same screen also reappears
in "Conspiracy". In addition, Data quotes a lymrick that goes "There was once
a lady from Venus, whose body was shaped like a-" that may have originated on
15. "11001001" - The 11001001 is binary, and is converted to 201 decimal, or
hex C9. Under the Z-80 microprocessor series (the Z-80 was used in the TRS-80
Model I, III, and IV, and for the sound processing in the Sega Genesis), the
C9, in assembly language, is known as "Unconditional Return." In addition, on
another machine language, 201 (decimal) corresponds to no valid machine
instruction at all, which translates to a NOP (No Operation for 2 machine
25. "Conspiracy" - The topographical map of the planetary surface was a "very
shakey" drawing of Kei and Yuri. Yuri is on the right side, and Kei is upside
26. "The Neutral Zone" - On the family tree of Clare Raymond, which is
recalled by Troi, there are references to various shows, including: W.
Hartnell m. P. Troughton (DW), J. Pertwee m. T. Baker (DW), and P. Davison m.
C. Baker (DW), and J-L. Picard m. W. Riker. Other references include
Gilligan's Island and M*A*S*H. Also, the face pictured on the screen is Peter
Lauritson, one of the producers of TNG.
27. "The Child" - In this episode, Doctor Pulaski refers to "Cyano Acrylates",
which are the active ingredients for SuperGlue, as a possible source of the
Ikner radiation that was causing the plague samples to grow.
31. "Loud As A Whisper" - (DP) The conference table, "made to resemble
indigenous rock", had various markings on them. Most notable to Lovely
Angels/Dirty Pair fans are the marking "Kei" and "Yuri".
35. "The Measure Of A Man" - When Riker is showing off Data's arm to the JAG
representative, there is a pad on her desk which lists Data's parts, including
"Nausican Valve" and "Totoro Interface". Also, it is noted that part of Data's
construction is made out of something called "Yurium". (DP)
36. "The Dauphin" - In this episode, Daled 4 is a planet's name. Daled is the
fourth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and has the numeric value of four. (UV)
37. "Contagion" - The Iconian artifact has various markings on it, including
"Kei and Yuri" (DP), "Dirty Pair" (DP), "Gundam" and "Totoro." Also, the
various views as seen through the portal include: Toronto's City Hall and
Nathan Phillip's Square (depicting the arches over the reflecting pool/skating
rink), and Toronto's City Council Chambers. Also, in this episode, the Romulan
ship that attacked the Enterprise was named the "Harkonnen", which just
happens to be the name of the family that attacked the Atriedes family in the
Dune series. In this episode, another Galaxy Class Starship is mentioned: the
USS Yamato. This was originally the flagship of the Japanese fleet that fought
in World War II at both the Coral Sea and Midway before it was sunk by Torpedo
Bombers from an American carrier. Many years later, a Japanese Animation
series was done in which a battleship is reconfigured to become a starship in
order to recover something called the "Cosmo DNA". This series was called
"Starship Yamato", however, this series was known in the United States as
40. "The Icarus Factor" - The TNG art department had a field day putting in
in-jokes. The mat has the chinese character of "sei", or "star" (as in "starry
sky". The two scrolls hanging on the walls say, in Japanese syllabic
characters (hiragana), "urusei yatsura", a pun of "ususai yatsura" ("noisy
neighbors" or "annoying neighbors", a Japanese animation. Also, while lunging
at Riker, Riker's father says (in a terrible accent), "youroshiku
onegaishimasu", literally saying "Please do me the favor of being kind to me",
but has the meaning of the English phrase "Pleased to meet you." Various other
markings include "Kei" (DP), "Yuri" (DP), "Akira", and "Tonari No Totoro". In
addition, the scrolls hanging on the walls also say, "Ataru", "Lum", and
43. "Samaritan Snare" - Picard mentions "Nausicans" in a conversation with
Wesley on the shuttlecraft.
44. "Up The Long Ladder" - When Picard is looking at the list of ships trying
to find the Mariposa, another ship listed is the Buckaroo Banzai captained by
John Whorfin and built by the company that the red Lectroids had made. The
same company name was seen on the USS Hathaway (Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems
(of Grover's Mill, NJ, where Orsen Well's "War Of The Worlds" radio play takes
place :-) )
67. "Captain's Holiday" - Riasa comes from the German word Reise, meaning trip
69. "Hollow Pursuits" - The anti-grav units contain a flux capacitor. Nothing
big, until you consider that the flux capacitor was a essential part of the
DeLorean/Time Machine in "Back To The Future".
72. "Menage a Troi" - The Ferengi Security code begins with "Kei Yuri" (DP).
73. "Transfigurations" - (DW) In the sick bay, against the wall, there is an
outline of the top portion of the TARDIS, upside down. Also, three roundals
can be seen against the wall. They show up again in several episodes after
80. "Legacy" - A label on a nuclear reactor says, "Remember, you can never add
TOO MUCH water to a Nuclear Reactor." Starlog #__ includes a complete picture
of the reactor, including some of the rules (some of them hysterical)
94. "Qpid" - The scene where Worf smashes Geordi's lute, then says "Sorry" is
completely reminiscent of a scene in Animal House at a toga party. Also,
Princess Bride fans might want to note that the dialog during the sword fight
with Picard/Robin Hood, where he says "There is something you should know...
I'm not from Nottingham.", is reminiscent of a sword fight in the movie where
similar dialog is uttered.
96. "Half A Life" - One of the displays has the number "4077" in the corner, a
reference to M*A*S*H.
99. "In Theory" - The line "Now would be a good time", spoken by Picard, is
completely reminiscent from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which, in turn, was
used by Kirk during "The Doomsday Machine". Also, while it is not be visible
in the actual show, someone on the production crew re-labeled the shuttle pod
102. "Darmok" - The writers were playing around with the words in this
episode, with DARMOK, the letters reversed, becomes KOMRAD (comrade). JILARD
also becomes JLpIcARD. Also, Gilgamesh is based upon Gilgamesh (from Sumerian
lore), a character described as a combination of Solomon, Ulysses, and
Hercules combined into one. One of the important factors after his friend's
death is Gilgamesh's fear of death, although never playing a factor in battle,
results in his constant search for immortality. In one manner or another, he
comes very close, but always manages to miss.
117. "The Outcast" - Among the technical phrases used, "Reverse the polarity
of the neutron flow" was a phrase commonly used by the third doctor (Jon
Pertwee) during Doctor Who. (UV)
124. "The Next Phase" - One of the control panels on the Romulan Ship looks
somewhat like the TARDIS control console (DW). (V)
126. "Time's Arrow" - The paper that Data picks up is the San Francisco
Register, which is same newspaper that Kirk and company saw being taken out of
the vending machine.
127. "Time's Arrow II" - Samuel Clemens mispronounces Hailey's comet. The
promounciation he uses comes from the 1950's, when "Bill Hailey and the
Comets", best known for "Rock Around the Clock" was popular. (UV)
130. "Relics" - With Scotty on board, there are plenty of references to the
old series. For instance, the "miracle worker" bit comes from Star Trek III.
The "It is green" bit comes from TOS "By Any Other Name".
139. "Aquiel" - The name of the Klingon battlecruiser that meets with the E is
the Qu'vatlh (proper spelling, badly pronounced by Picard). This is listed in
the Klingon Dictionary on page 58 as one of the Klingon curses.
- Other in-jokes, albeit unseen, include: Shuttlecraft "Pontiac" and "Indiana
Jones" on operations board; crew quarters for Lt. Luke Skywalker.
[Unknown] - The race, Bolians, of which Mott the barber is one of, is
mentioned here. They are named after Cliff Bole, a frequent directer of TNG
and DSN. (Incidentally, Cliff Bole also directed several episodes of DSN).
Doctor Who (DW): A cult British Science Fiction series which ran on BBC1 from
November 23, 1963 to December, 1989. The title character is known only as "The
Doctor", a time lord who travels through time and space in a TARDIS (Time And
Relative Dimensions In Space). The TARDIS is bigger on the inside than on the
outside, and can change outward appearance, however, the Doctor's TARDIS,
being a broken down Type-40, is stuck in the shape of blue British Police Call
Box. The Doctor himself can, at point of death, regenerate into a totally
different body and personality. The series can be seen on several PBS stations
and the USA/Sci-Fi Channel weekday mornings at 9 AM PT/Noon ET.
Lovely Angels/Dirty Pair (DP): A Japanese anime series where the two main
characters, "Kei" and "Yuri", are members of World Welfare Foundation. Their
job is to take care of problems that crop up. However, they usually leave the
place in worse shape than when they arrived, although it's usually not their
fault. The series itself has had TOS in-jokes in it also.
It is well known that Patrick Stewart is a Shakepearean actor from England,
and had a bit of a problem transitioning himself from stage acting to tv
acting in the first season.
Patrick Stewart did a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has also
done productions of Shakespeare and led acting workshops with a Univ. of
California-based acting troupe known as ACTER, of which he remains an
executive member. Stewart also appeared in a number of the BBC productions,
including The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet. Chances are, a good library would
have videotapes of these. A few of the crummier ones may also have copies.
Patrick Stewart has also appeared for several summers on the UC Santa Cruz
campus with the Shakespeare Santa Cruz group. Patrick Stewart played Shylock
in a 1978 Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merchant of Venice at
The Other Place. He has also played a naked Oberon. He wrote an essay on the
production which can be found in Players of Shakespeare, edited by Philip
Anyways, several references to Shakespeare appear on TNG. Captain Picard is a
fan of Shakespere, probably due to Patrick Stewarts own enthusiasm. The title
of the play and reference are in quotes, with 4.2.74 referring to Act 4, Scene
2, Line 74.
1. "Encounter at Farpoint" - Picard says, "Kill all the lawyers!", which comes
from "2 Henry VI 4.2.74".
3. "The Naked Now" - Data says, "When you prick me do I not...leak?". This is
paraphrased from "Merchant of Venice 3.1.60-61".
10. "Hide and Q" - Q says, "All the galaxy's a stage," to which Picard
replies: "World, not galaxy, all the world's a stage." The reference is from
"As You Like It 2.7.139", with the entire passage from "As You Like It
2.7.139-165". Later on in the episode, Picard says, "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 faculties, in form and moving how
express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a
god!" from Hamlet 2.2.304-308.
35. "The Measure Of A Man" - Picard inscribed a quotation from one of
Shakespeare's sonnets inside the cover of an antique of them he gave to Data:
"When in disgrace with fortune in men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast
58. "The Defector" - At the beginning of the episode, there is a scene on the
holodeck where Data performs a scene from Henry V, when the King mingles with
his troops shortly before the Battle of Agincourt. The entire scene is from
"Henry V 4.1.84-157", although some lines were cut out. Originally written for
the King and three soldiers (Court, Williams, and Bates), the author of the
episode combined Court and Williams into one role, represented here as
Williams. Williams, incidentally, was played by Shakespearean actor Patrick
Stewart. Later in the episode, Picard quotes from Williams' speech, which is
from "Henry V 4.1.142-144".
65. "Sins of the Father" - The title comes from the "Merchant of Venice
3.5.1-2", with the entire passage from "Merchant of Venice 3.5.1-7".
70. "The Most Toys" - A quote of Sharespeare (1564-1616) from "Hamlet",
bookmarked by Data, catches Picard's eye when the volume is returned to him
after the android is presumed lost.
72. "Menage A Troi" - Picard sets about wooing Lwaxana Troi back from Daimon
Tog. In the process, he delivers a Shakespearean mish-mash from Sonnets 147,
141, 18, 116, and Othello 5.2.13-15.
79. "Remember Me" - The title is from "Hamlet 2.5.89-92 & 111-113" with the
entire passage from "Hamlet 1.5.89-113".
Differences in "Encounter At Farpoint"
Currently, "Encounter At Farpoint" is being distributed in both a two-part
form and a two-hour movie form. The two-hour movie was shown as the first
episode of TNG, the repeat was shown as a two-part episode. Currently, the
stations that are showing TNG as a daily syndicated program have "Encounter At
Farpoint" as a two-part episode.
Unfortunately, the two-part episode is heavily butchered. Among the changes
from the two-hour movie version:
* The movie version starts out with the credits, the two-parter starts out
with a teaser instead.
* In the movie version, Riker sees what happens in two sections. In the
two-parter, the second section is cut out.
* The two-parter had the rejoining of the saucer section with the warp drive
section being severely edited.
* A section where Picard is talking to Dr. Crusher about Wesley is cut.
* A scene where Geordi talks to Dr. Crusher about his VISOR was moved to part
two. It appeared in the first half of the movie version.
* Some of the audio was changed, and somewhat "sweetened" (Mike Brown term),
in the two-part version.
To add additional confusion, Paramount has officially retired the two-hour
movie, and has made available for the videotape and laserdisc series an
unbutchered two-part episode of "Encounter At Farpoint."
NOTE: A (UV) means that I haven't verified the SNAFU, (V) means verified.
Opening Credits (1st & 2nd Season) - During the opening sequence, the graphics
show a departure from the Sol system, beginning with Earth with the sun in the
background, and featuring fly-bys of Jupiter and Saturn. During this sequence,
the camera pans right, and we see sunlight off the left side of Earth and
Jupiter, but the right side of Saturn, indicating that Saturn is backlit. (UV)
Opening Credits (From Third Season On) - During the opening sequence, at the
end of the planets, watch closely the starfields. The stars go in two
completely different directions.
1. "Encounter at Farpoint" - The computer, giving Riker directions in order to
meet Data on the holodeck, tells him the holodeck is the next door on the
right. However, Riker turns left and walks into the holodeck. (UV)
3. "The Naked Now" - When Troi finds Tasha in her quarters, affected by the
intoxication disease and trying on Troi's scarves, she and Tasha hold hands as
Tasha tries to grab a scarf from Troi. The camera switches views between Troi
and Tasha as they face each other. When facing Troi, Troi is holding Tasha's
right hand with her right hand. When facing Tasha, she is holding Tasha's
right hand with her left hand. Also, in one of the views, they are holding a
scarf, but not in the other. The rights and lefts may be off, but there is
definitely a screw-up in the scene. (UV)
4. "Code Of Honor" - While on the planet, watch Deanna's arms. In the group
shots, Deanna's arms are at her sides, while, in the close-ups, her arms are
behind her back. (UV) During the fight with Yareena, Yar's weapon is on her
left hand. However, when Yar beams up with Yareena, the weapon moves to her
right hand. I hate to think what else could be rearranged during transport!
9. "The Battle" - The Ferengi Daimon raises the shields on the Stargazer,
which should prevent transport, yet, right after raising shields, the Daimon
beams off the Stargazer.
10. "Hide and Q" - Shortly after Riker and the bridge crew are teleported to
the planet by Q, Data's rank insignia are wrong. He's suddenly a LtJG for
about three minutes. (UV)
13. "Datalore" - Upon beaming down to the planet's surface, Commander Riker
gives the stardate as 4124.5. A little later, Captain Picard gives it as
41242.45. (V) Also, the glass of champagne Lore pours for Data goes flat
immediately before Data picks it up thanks to the time that passed between the
filming of the scenes. You can see it during the traveling wipe. (UV)
23. "Skin Of Evil" - When Riker is being pulled into Armus, the away team runs
towards Armus. However Geordi drops his phaser into Armus. When Captain Picard
beams onto the planet, the away team is standing around calmly, and Geordi's
phaser is back in his pocket. (Either the phaser didn't get THAT dirty, or
they beamed down another one quickly) (UV) Also, the computer-generated
picture Worf is looking at within the first minutes of "Skin of Evil" is the
very same one you can see twice later: It contains already this graph of
Armus' energy-level (or whatever it's meant to represent) with the same ups
and downs Troi is causing much later in the show!
25. "Conspiracy" - At the beginning of the episode, while Picard is asleep,
Riker tells LaForge to increase speed to Warp 6. Laforge replies, "Aye Sir,
29. "Elementary, Dear Data" - Geordi asks, "What's wrong Data?" Data gives him
the page. Geordi says, "Data this is impossible," and he flips the paper over
so that it faces the camera. At this point we see the drawing right-side-up,
which means that Geordi was looking at it upside down. (UV)
31. "Loud As A Whisper" - Data has learned sign language and is now
interpreting what the mediator is saying. Data quotes the mediator as saying
"My friends have died" or something like that, before it is even signed. (V)
35. "The Measure of a Man" - In the first third we see the Enterprise _circle_
this *spinning* spacestation, but then, when Picard meets this woman the first
time, they stay at the window and you can see the _moving_ Enterprise in front
of *motionless* stars. (UV) In this episode, Data is shown bending a metal
bar. However, the metal bar that Riker places on the JAG officer's desk is not
bent in the same manner. In addition, the speed at which the bari is bent
should have produced plenty of heat.
36. "The Dauphin" - There is a scene where both of the aliens have changed
into monsters. First the nanny changes to attack Wesley, then the girl
changes. There is a cut, and you see both monsters from a side view. The
girl-monster stands in front of a mirror, but you don't see a mirror image.
The monsters change back to the human forms and you still cannot see the
mirror images. At this time there is a cut again, but you see a similar view
of the room and now you can see the mirror image of the girl in the mirror. At
the time they copied the monsters on the film, they didn't recognize that
there was a mirror in that room.
38. "The Royale" - The surface temperature of the planet is less than absolute
zero by six degrees Celsius. Also, after they beam the piece of the ship out
of orbit, O'Brien and Riker pick it up with their bare hands (coming from
space, it should have been close to zero Kelvin itself). Plus, after beaming
down, they then scan the atmosphere to see if it's safe to breathe. (V)
42. "Q Who" - Q snaps with his fingers to send the Enterprise back to the
starting point. The ship then turns around to the left. But look at the view
of the stars on the screen: they move from right to left. This is the wrong
direction. (UV) Worf shoots Borg #1, who falls to the ground, his left arm
sprawled over his head and his right leg bent in an awkward position. The
camera switches to wide-angle, and in that instant the dead Borg changes his
43. "Samaritan Snare" - Wesley opens a communications channel and says that
Shuttle #2 is ready for takeoff. However, in the following scene, when the
shuttle is seen powering up, there is a "01" on the outside of the shuttle.
44. "Up The Long Ladder" - When Riker and his team are overpowered in the
clone Prime Minister's office, Riker is rendered unconscious by a phaser set
to stun. As he is being dragged off-scene, you see him look up at the camera
just as he thinks he is out of the shot. (UV)
46. "The Emissary" - Data is playing poker at the start with the bridge crew.
The stakes are being raised as they go around the table. Gerdie folds, Dr.
Pulanski sees and raises by pushing a stack of coins onto the pot. Long shot:
small pot, no stacks. Close up: pot with 3 stacks of coins. Number One sees
and moves another stack into the pot. Long shot: original pot, no stacks of
coins. Worf wins with 3 aces. Any gambler keeps an eye on the pot; seems the
director of TNG doesn't. (UV)
55. "The Enemy" - Picard says to Tomaluk that he will be escorting the Romulan
ship to the Neutral Zone. Yet, in the closing shot, the Enterprise and the
Romulan Ship take off in two different directions. (V)
56. "The Price" - When the Ferengi Daimon talks to Picard about putting photon
torpedoes through the worm hole, he says, "Casualties of war, Captain",
however, his mouth looks as if he is saying "Picard." (V) Also, when Troi and
someone is having dinner, at one point, one of them lifts up a fork and takes
a bite, without anything on the fork. Must be a tasty fork! (UV)
59. "The Hunted" - At the end when the prisoners show up, Danar tells the
leader to shoot. Danar shoots the wall behind him and it blasts a hole in the
wall. Later scenes show the wall to be undamaged. (UV)
63. "Yesterday's Enterprise" - At the end of the episode, Geordi talks with
Guinan. However, he is wearing an open neck uniform with black cuffs from the
alternate timeline. (V)
65. "Sins of the Father" - The sound effects people must have fallen asleep
every time someone got slapped. (V)
67. "Captain's Holiday" - Picard is giving Vash the shovel with the handle
pointing towards Picard. Switch to a far shot and the handle is now pointing
68. "Tin Man" - The Enterprise and the Romulan ship are thrown far away by Tin
Man. Wesley said that thev've been thrown "3.8 billion kilometers away". A
couple seconds later, the sun goes nova, and they all saw it on the
viewscreen. Unless the viewscreen is supposed to have some sort of sensor
mechanism that relays events faster than the speed of light would bring the
view in, they shouldn't have been able to view the star going nova for three
and a half hours (assuming the US definition of "billion"):
3.8E9 km * 1000 m/km
[ -------------------- ] / 3600 s/min = 3.52 hours
70. "The Most Toys" - When Data is talking to the Enterprise at the start of
the episode, he says, "Level 1 precautions for incoming material remain in
effect." But when Geordi and Wesley are playing back the tapes later, we hear,
"Level 1 precautions remain in effect." Selective recorder? (UV)
71. "Sarek" - The music recital in this episode contained several errors.
First, the quartet seating is towards the audience, not toward each other.
Classical music was originally developed with the performers facing each other
in order to get visual cues. Performing in front of the audience did not come
about until much later. Second, the Allegro is by Brahm's, not Mozart. Third,
the Allegro is a sextet, not a quartet. (UV) Also, in this story, Geordi and
Wesley are setting up this pool, and Wesley says that the temperature is 150
degrees celsius, which is 302 degrees Farenheit. However, there was no obvious
radiant heat because Geordi and Wesley stand close to the pool and peer
75. "Best of Both Worlds, Part II" - As the Borg Ship is shown warping towards
the Saturn, the lighting on the planet is from the right, and the Borg ship
arrives on the screen from the right, which would indicate that the ship is
coming from the same direction as the sun... kind of a round-about way to get
to the Earth, eh? (UV)
76. "Family" - Jack Crusher is shown (not wearing a communicator pin), then
they show him again and a comm badge has magically appeared. (UV) At the end
of the episode, there is a scene of Picard's young nephew, Rene, sitting under
a tree and gazing up at the stars (presumably imagining following in his
uncle's footsteps). Appearing clearly in the middle of the sky is the
constellation Orion. But while the episode appears to be set in the summer
months, Orion is only visible in the early evenings in the dead of winter.
Either the 24th century terraforming teams have conveniently rearranged
Earth's seasons (after all, they _did_ make France look a lot like the Sonoma
Valley), or the post-production people goofed up.
77. "Brothers" - The code which Data gives to lock the Enterprise computer
system differs between the spoken version and the version displayed on the
screen. (See "Security Codes") (V)
78. "Suddenly Human" - When Jeramiah (?) sits down in 10 forward to have a
banana split, he is on Wesley's left. Then when Wesley get hit by the ice
cream, it comes from Wesley's right. (UV) Near the end when Picard brings
Jeramiah (?) onto the bridge, we don't hear the sound effect of the turbolift
doors opening. (UV)
79. "Remember Me" - Beverly asks the computer to show her "the Universe". The
computer then puts out a drawing of the Enterprise that is cropped with a
sphere with the portion of the saucer section with the bridge cropped off.
(UV) In the final act, when Wesley and the Traveler are entering the equations
into the computer, watch Wesley's hand. He closes his eyes, and then places
his hand on the case, about three inches below the entry pad. While he is
making his entries, his hand starts moving up, while the sound effects people
keep making the sounds in time. (V) Dr. Crusher enters the turbo lift, in the
last act, and ask to go to Engineering. The computer refuses and she says to
go anywhere on Deck 36, and the turbolift then goes. The lights of the turbo
lift then go down, indicating the lift went up from the bridge. (UV). When
everyone has disappeared and Bev comes off the turbolift and down onto the
bridge, the cameraman/equipment can be seen in the reflective glass/mirror to
the left of the lift. (UV)
80. "Legacy" - During the card trick with Data, Riker's hand keeps on changing
position during the trick when the camera switches. (UV)
81. "Reunion" - After K'Eyhlar dies, Alexander runs away. Worf lets out his
primal scream. Then, we see her body being lowered to the floor. As she is
finally settled, her eyes flutter open and closed several times (as,
presumably, the actress, Suzie Plakson, "gets her bearings"). Also notice that
her head is facing towards her left. However, when her body is shown full-on
from the perspective of her feet (as Worf tells Alexander to "look at death,
and never forget"), her head is facing slightly towards her *RIGHT*, and
remains that way for the rest of the scene (a prime example of a scene being
shot in several takes with the continuity person being asleep on the job).
(V) Also, Dr. Crusher and her aide come from the bedroom, not from the
corridor. Maybe they killed her... (UV) When Worf kills Gowron near the end of
the episode the camera shows Gowron's dead body and red blood coming from it.
This is in conflict with Star Trek VI where the Klingons had pink blood. (UV).
87. "Devil's Due" - In the TOS episode "Day of the Dove", Captain Kang
explicitly remarks that the Klingons have no devil. However, in "Devil's Due",
Ardra uses the guise of the Klingon devil, Fekhlar, a creature that consumes
the souls of cowards. (V)
88. "Clues" - Guinan has a cigarette in a holder, which changes length with
each camera cut...a common problem in any movie where smoking is portrayed.
91. "Night Terrors" - Check out the Brittain's visual log when the captain is
going mad, the name of the ship in the log is the USS Brattain, even though
the saucer decal reads USS Brittain. (UV)
93. "The Nth Degree" - In the holodeck scene where Troi attempts to talk
Barclay out of the neural net device he has concocted, the holodeck doors
don't close properly. A section of light is visible for a minute or more at
about waist level.
94. "Qpid" - Vash is writing this letter to Riker, then she folds it like
--- | Riker | ---
| | | |
| |----------------------| | Sideview:
| | | |
-> | help | <-
| | Text within
| | -----------\
| | -----------------------------/
So that the text is covered completely with the first fold. Then she places
the next fold over the first:
|-> | | <-|
| | | |
| |----------------------| | /------------
| | | | | ------------\
|-- | | --| \---------------/
Then, when Q enters and finds the letter, he just opens the second fold, but
he is holding the letter *upside down*! He starts reading even though the
words are not visible to him, because the first fold is still closed. And he
knows that the letter is for Riker. Sure, Q knows everything, but why did he
have top open it at ALL then? :-) (UV)
95. "The Drumhead" - After the first hearing with J'Ddan, Worf and J'Ddan
leave the hearing room. The doors open, as they are walking though the
doorway, the doors start to close, but hesitate, open back up and then close
after they leave the doorway. Looks like someone pulled on the rope too soon
:-) (V) Also, Satie says that Captain Picard took command of the Enterprise at
Stardate 41162. This is in error...it was 41152. (V)
96. "Half A Life" - Near the end of the episode, when Lwaxana Troi is standing
next to the mirror and then begins to walk away from it, for a brief instant
the boom from the mike is visible in the reflection. (V)
99. "In Theory" - In the teaser, Data finishes telling Jenna the reasons why
she broke up with Jeff. She and Data then close up the photon torpedo, and she
moves off to a control panel. On top of the torpedo rests a black, hand-sized
deviceamajig. Data stands up, holding some sensormajig in his left hand. The
scene then shifts to Data walking towards Jenna, and the sensormajig is now in
his RIGHT hand (with no indication that he ever shifted it there), and Jenna
is holding the deviceamajig she left on top of the torpedo (with no indication
that she ever went back to get it). (V)
101. "Redemption II" - In part one of this story, Worf said that he would be
serving on the Bortas. Yet, in this episode, he is serving on the Hectar, with
no explanation about the transfer. Also, Picard says to Guinan that Yar died a
year prior to Guinan joining the crew. However, "Skin of Evil" was the fourth
to last story of the season, and Guinan is first seen in the second season
premiere "The Child", suggesting only 3-4 months between the two stories.
Picard refers to the battle on Narendra III as taking place 24 years ago to
Sela, and 23 years ago to Guinan. (V) But, of course, Guinan senses time
differently... When Worf is given his family name back the blood on the knife
is red not pink as in Star Trek VI. (UV)
102. "Darmok" - The very last shot (from outside the ship) shows Picard
looking out the windows of his ready room. You can see a reflection in the
window of the stars moving. However, they are moving straight toward the
window. The ready room on the port side of the ship. The stars should have
been moving left to right (from our reflected view). (UV)
103. "Ensign Ro" - When Ensign Ro takes off her jacket, her communicator is on
her jacket. However, when she hands the jacket to the little girl, her
communicator jumps to her uniform, with no action of putting the communicator
there. (V) Then, when Ro talks with the girl, we sometimes se shots taken from
behind the girl, sometimes from behind Ro. On the shots taken from behind the
girl, Ro is less crouched, I mean that her head is much higher compared to
when she is filmed from behind her.
104. "Silicon Avatar" - In the second act, look closely at the tricorder that
Dr. Marr holds during the conversation between Dr. Marr and Data. During the
conversation, she has her tricorder open. She then closes it, then reopens it,
but holds the tricorder UPSIDE DOWN!!!! (V)
105. "Disaster" - In the scene where Dr. Crusher and Geordi are evacuating all
the air out of the cargo bay, Geordi hits the button that closes the cargo
bay. The pushing of the button and resulting door closing are audible, even
though sound doesn't travel in a vacuum. (Probably dramatic reasons) Also,
when the ship starts shaking, they cut to Ten Forward, where the stars are
shaking right along with the ship. (V) Also, while in the turbo lift, when
Picard gives out the pips to the girl (whose name escapes me), look closely
(actully it's fairly obvious once you notice it). Her collar has two small
holes where the pips go, before the pips were put on. Either they punched
some holes to make it easier to put them on (since the collar looks fairly
stiff) or it's a product of having to do the shot in several takes. (UV) In
the last scene, Picard is leaving the bridge heading for his ready room, the
door closes too early, and the sound comes too late. (UV)
106. "The Game" - When the crew are forcing Wesley to play the game, and Riker
is holding his eyes open, Wesley blinks. (V)
107. "Unification I" - When Dr. Crusher is examining Data in order to prep him
(and Picard) for Romulus, she asks if Data's ears are detachable, to which
Data says that they are not. Yet, in "Datalore", Data's brother, Lore, is
clearly shown without ears. A design change?
108. "Unification II" - After Spock, Picard, and Data have knocked out the
Romulan guards, and Spock has Sela at gunpoint, Picard has no gun in his hand.
After a camera switch, Picard then holds a Romulan "disrupter pistol". A
minute later, after a scene with the Enterprise, Picard is still standing in
the same place, but with a Romulan "disrupter rifle". (UV) After Data gives
Sela the famous "Spock Pinch", and when Picard, Data, and Spock leave the
room, look at the glass pyramid in Sela's office. There is a reflection of a
cameraman chewing gum. (V)
110. "New Ground" - Alexander states that he was born on stardate 42305.
Unless the equivalent of 01000 stardate equals approximately one year,
Alexander would be only 2 and a half years old. Also, the creature which Riker
saves from the lab is obviously a hand puppet. (V)
112. "Violations" - Troi and Tarmin get into the turbolift on Deck 3. Troi
orders it to go to Deck 8. When she gets off, the doors close just in front of
the camera, clearly showing "Deck 3." (UV)
113. "The Masterpiece Society" - Geordi states that his VISOR covered the
range from 1 Hertz to 1 Terahertz. While this covers radio, microwave, and far
infrared frequencies, it does not cover near infrared, visible, ultraviolet,
x-rays, or gamma rays.
114. "Conundrum" - While a record search is performed, Deanna's father was
listed as "Alex". However, in "The Child", she named her child after Ian, her
father's name. (V) When MacDuff is talking to Picard in Picard's ready room,
when Picard goes to the window, all you see in the window is the reflection of
Picard and the room behind him (not the stars outside), then, when you see
MacDuff, in the reflection, leaving the room behind Picard, when the door
opens, you don't see the reflection of the bridge, you see stars. Oops! (UV)
After Riker's first love scene, a wide-angle-view-pan-to-closeup on the bridge
can be seen at the very top of the screen, in the brightly lit area. (UV).
Shortly afterwards, in the same scene, MacDuff is walking around and up to the
tactical station from his chair, and we can see his legs walk next to Worf's.
The camera cuts to Worf, and we see MacDuff approaching Worf. (UV) Also,
Beverly Crusher is listed in the crew manifest as a Lt. Cmdr, when her actual
rank is Commander. (UV)
116. "Ethics" - When the barrel falls on Worf, a second barrel also falls, and
it's lid pops off. However, when Geordi runs over to Worf, the lid is back on
the barrel. (V)
118. "Cause and Effect" - The first time we see Picard in the Sickbay talking
to Geordi and Dr. Crusher, he is wearing his standard uniform, and states he
had a feeling of deja vu when he was reading. However, in the next loop, he is
shown wearing his grey uniform while reading in his ready room, and when he's
in Sickbay, he's also wearing his maroon jacket. (Also recall that in the
first loop, when he is talking to Beverly, he is wearing the grey uniform.
Thus, the sequence goes: grey -> standard -> grey). Presumably, both instances
of this scene happen at the same "time", and since Picard's behaviour was not
affected until Dr. Crusher contacted him, why is he wearing the standard
uniform in one loop, and the grey uniform in the next loop? (V)
119. "The First Duty" - About 10 minutes in -- Wes goes to the door. The long
shot has him opening the door with his *left hand*. Cut to close up, and the
door is being opened with his *right hand*. (UV) Also, about 40 minutes in.
Wes is talking to [someone] in his quarters. From behind, his hands are in one
position, and when we cut to the front, they're in another position, obviously
120. "Cost of Living" - In the turbolift where Picard and Data got trapped,
due to the metal parasites, look closely: Picard, in this scene only, is
wearing only three pips. (V) Also, Picard is told that the inertial dampers
had failed, after which he orders the Enterprise out of warp. If the inertial
dampers had failed, they would have been splattered all over the bridge. (V)
Also, when Lwaxana and Alexander are in the mudbath, Alexander is holding an
edible glass with a bite in it. One shot shows the bite pointing to the right
and another shot shows it pointing to Alexander's left. (UV)
122. "Imaginary Friend" - Data says something about a lower strand density to
the starboard side, and Picard tells him to move towards it, and the view
shifts to the exterior of the Enterprise turning *left*. (UV)
123. "I, Borg" - During the first time in the lab, Three of Five asks "Do I
have a name?" "I" should not have been used, it should have been "we".
124. "The Next Phase" - One of things overlooked is an explanation of why
Geordi and Ro are able to breathe or not be able to go through the floors.
Oops. There is even a scene where Geordi's hand goes through a table, but
another where a phased Romulan can sit in a chair that rocks when he gets up.
(UV) When the Romulan is fighting with Ro, and LaForge shoves him through the
bulkhead, we see the Romulan exit the Enterprise facing us right-side up, but
when they show him drifting away into the icy cold of space, he is facing
*away* from us right-side up -- he's facing the wrong way as he's rotating!
(UV) Also, Riker starts playing the trombone before his lips reach the
126. "Time's Arrow" - The paper that Data picks up is dated "Sunday, August
11, 1893". Unfortunately, August 11, 1893 was a Friday. (V) Also, during the
episode "Clues", Guinan says she was late because she had trouble getting into
her dress, yet, in this episode, she is seen wearing a dress. (V)
128. "Realm of Fear" - After 4 seasons, lt O'Brien has suddenly lost his
normal two pips, replaced by a single hollow pip. Other pip-problems include
lt Barclay's single/hollow pips swapping position, as well as having two solid
pips when in Troi's office. They probably felt that Barclay needed to outrank
O'Brien to be able to influence him.
129. "Man Of The People" - There were several snafus that occurred, including:
* In Engineering, when Geordi and Beverly were checking out the Biofilter logs
from the Dorian, Geordi had two hollow pips and one solid, instead of two
solid and one hollow.
* When Riker and Troi walked out of Ten-Forward (the scene where Troi was
wearing that revealing dress), they stepped right into a Turbolift. The
sign on the lift's door said "08 Turbolift", indicating they were on Deck 8
instead of Deck 10.
* Near the end, in Sickbay, when Beverly was reviving Deanna, Deanna's eyes
fluttered open a couple of times, and then remained shut. (This is when she
still looked old.) Although I couldn't make out an actual color, it was
obvious that Marina didn't have her black contacts in.
* Picard referred to transporter room 3 *twice* at the crucial time of
beaming out the ambassador's aide? He told room 2 to be ready. Transporter
room 2 was referred to throughout the episode. This is a relatively trivial
point, but a stupid production error none the less. (UV)
* Also, isn't it amazing how dead hair folicles can change color from grey to
brown when Troi de-ages, isn't it?
131. "Schisms" - When Riker sits down at Conn when the ensign is having
trouble navigating, when we see his hands over the console, it is the display
for Ops. It was also explained at the end of the episode that the
experimenters had homed in on the Enterprise from Geordi modifying the
sensors. Yet, Riker began experiencing his chronic insomnia days before Geordi
made his modifications. (UV) Also, Worf notes that Lt. Haggerl had just
returned to Deck 9, Section 17, yet, seconds later, Dr. Crusher wants a device
brought to Deck 9, Section 19. (V)
133. "Rascals" - The computer display in the classroom clearly shows
"Classroom Seven" on the screen. Yet, when Picard meets Riker, he refers to
Classroom Eight. (V) Also, when Keiko gets the coffee, when she picks it up
from the replicator, it's in her left hand, yet, in the next scene, it's in
her right hand. (V) Also, amazingly, the clothing shrank, but not
proportionally, and Guinan's hat and Ro's headband are perfect. (V) When Riker
dives to avoid a phaser blast, we *HEAR* the phaser, but do not see it.
134. "A Fistful Of Datas" - When Data is being connected to the computer, look
at his neck. You can see where the gold makeup ended. (UV) Also, when Pa
Hollinder talks to the young Hollinder, and Pa turns, his hand gets "cut off"
due to the video wipe. (V) Also, while Pa talk with Worf and Troi, take a look
at the manniquin stand-in for Young Hollinder.
136. "Chain Of Command" - The tunnels were underground, yet, they never once
used a flashlight, and there was light down there. (UV) Also, when Worf opens
up the door that was magnetically sealed, it opened inward like a normal door,
yet, when they started to run out, the door slid closed. Trick door?
138. "Ship In A Bottle" - When the book is tossed out of the holodeck, it got
zapped immediately. This conflicts with "The Big Goodbye", in which the
gangsters, when they walked out of the holodeck, they de-rezzed slowly. Also,
in "Elementary, Dear Data", there was a sheet of paper which did not de-rez
when Picard took it out of the holodeck. Moriarty must have made some
programming boo-boos. (V) Also, when Picard walks into the holodeck he is
wearing his open coat with the blue shirt, but he walks out wearing his
one-piece red shirt. Either he changed his uniform inside the holo-deck and is
wearing a holo-shirt (in which case his uniform top should have disappeared
when he steps out of the holo-deck at the end of the episode) or they screwed
up again! :-) (UV) Also, when they cut to a commercial break at the end of the
scene where Moriarty tells Picard he has taken over the ship, Picard begins to
say something as the screen fades. It's close to the end of the first half of
the episode. (UV)
140. "Face Of The Enemy" - When the defector ensign boards the Enterprise, he
asks Riker to meet with *CAPTAIN* Picard. When Picard walks to that ensigns
quarters, the defector addresses him as *COMMANDER* as if Picard were a
Romulan CO. (UV) Also, Troi is surgically altered to look like a Romulan,
including the short hair style. When Crusher alters her back, she has long
hair again. So Crusher can accelerate hair growth, the Romulan captor hid her
hair, Troi wears a wig, or they messed up *another* scene!
142. "Birthright, Part I" - When Data first started painting, you could hear
his furious little brushstrokes against the canvas (whish whish whish!). But
when he stopped painting and stepped back to view his work, you could *still*
hear the brushstrokes (whish whish whish)! (UV)
143. "Birthright, Part II" - Worf states that Kayhless caused the oceans to
overflow with his tears. Slight problem: In Star Trek VI, Spock states that
Klingons have no tear ducts.
149. "Rightful Heir" - It is stated that there has not been a Klingon Emperor
for over 300 years. However, in "Sins of the Father", Worf's nanny states that
Worf's father was loyal to the Emperor.
150. "Second Chances" - Near the end of the episode Cdr Riker is rescuing Lt
Riker on the edge of the cliff. In one of the long shots, the stunt double
dressed as Lt Riker was wearing a DS9 gold and black uniform tunic, not a TNG
tunic. When Lt Riker then gets his next close-up, he's back in a TNG gold
tunic. Somebody in the costuming department wasn't careful that day. If it
was one of the early TNG uniforms, though, it could have been bunched up
around his shoulders (they tend to do that when your arms are raised), so what
the viewer sees is the black undershirt. (UV)
151. "Timescape" - As Troi enters sickbay for the first time, she scoots past
two security officers in mid-stride just before they enter sickbay. Later, as
she yanks Beverly out of the way and draw on the Romulan, no security guards
enter the room (even though they were scant feet from entering and in the
middle of a stride). (UV) When Data, Troi and Picard returned to the
Enterprise and set time in motion again, Picard was on the bridge. When time
started forward again, Picard told Riker that he'd find Geordi on the Romulan
ship and to beam him directly to sickbay. The Romulan ship is no longer
around. (UV) The runabout crew had just suffered a port engine shutdown, due
to the effect of the time discontinuity bubbles. Picard tells Data that he is
going to check the fuel consumption logs and proceeds to go to another part of
the craft. We see a plate of aged fruit as Picard walks in. Notice his right
hand as he enters. His fingers are curled inward, shielding his nails from our
view. When he sits down at the control panel, he begins to touch the controls
with the pads of his fingers. His extra long nails are already clearly
visible, moments before he ever reached for the fruit. (UV)
154. "Liasons" - In the poker scene, when the Ambassador "stole" some of
Worf's chips, Worf stated that he saw him steal 2 of his chips, but the
cut-a-way shot clearly showed him taking 3. (UV)
157. "Gambit II" - Worf reports a hit on port nacelle. However, the phaser
blast was on the starboard nacelle. (V)
160. "Attached" - Funny thing, in both Dr. Crusher's quarters and Captain
Picard's quarters, the same idential painting are in both quarters. (UV)
161. "Force of Nature" - In "Phantasms" and several episodes previous, Data's
cat, Spot, is referred to as "he". Yet, in this episode, Spot is referred to
as "she", and, in "Genesis", is shown having kittens before turning
(temporarily), into a Iguana.
162. "Inheritance" - In one scene, Juliana is seen stepping onto the
transporter pads wearing heels, and arrived on the planet wearing flats. (UV)
163. "Parallels" - In several scenes, Data is seen with having blue eyes
instead of the yellowish-grey eyes. Brent forgot his contacts! (UV)
166. "Sub Rosa" - In the cemetery, Beverly asks Deanna to go with her to the
house. Deanna agrees and they walk out of the cemetery. Then Picard begins a
discussion with the Governor of the colony. Towards the end of the discussion,
when the Governor is explaining about visiting the castle, Deanna walks across
the cemetery in the background. (She left with Beverly.) The next scene shows
Beverly and Deanna entering the house. (V)
- Betazoid's and the Ferengi Mind: In "The Battle" and "The Price", Deanna's
is able to sense deception from the Ferengi, and later, used against them.
Yet, in "Menage A Troi", the Betazoid Ambassador says that they are unable to
read Ferengi minds, a fact later confirmed in "The Loss". Data has suggested
that this is due to the Ferengi brain separated in four regions.
It should also be noted that Portal was unable to read the Ferengi mind in
"The Last Outpost" because the Ferengi mind is somehow shielded.
- In "Reunion," Gowron was prepared to offer K'Ehleyr a seat on the Klingon
Council for her assistance in getting Picard to quicken the pace of the Rite
of Succession. However, in "Redemption," he states to Picard that females are
not allowed to serve on that Council. He really wanted that pace
Data Using Contractions
In "Datalore", Lore says that there are differences between him and Data,
among them, the ability of Lore being able to use contractions, while Data
couldn't. Yet, in "The Offspring", Data says that he "hadn't quite mastered"
contractions. It appears that Data can use contractions, as the following
shows indicate . . . . .
1. "Encounter At Farpoint" - At the beginning of the "post Atomic-horror"
courtroom, when Q enters, Data says, "At least we're acquainted with the
judge, Captain." Also, when Data is asked by a very familiar "Admiral" if he
is a Vulcan, Data replies, "No sir, I'm an android." (Entire Episode-V)
3. "The Naked Now" - In the teaser, Data says, "Captain, what we've just heard
is...impossible." Then, during act one, while on the science vessel, Data
says: "Correction, sir.. that's blown out." instead of "that is". Then, after
being examined by Dr. Crusher, Data says "I'm already listed in several
bio-mechanical texts." Later, after Picard orders Yar to the sick bay, Yar
asks "Did he say when?", to which Data replies "I'm sure he meant now." In
this same scene, "Chronological age, no. I'm afaid I am not...." (Entire
4. "Code Of Honor" - After telling the joke about kiddlelies (?), which
contains two contractions, Data says, "I've told 662 jokes." On the planet,
where Data and Geordi have beamed down to examine the weapons to be used in
the fight, Picard speculates as to the use of a number of metal lengths in the
yard. Data answers at some length as to their possible uses, and is cut off by
Picard - Picard: "Thank you, Data". Data: "You're welcome, sir." Back on board
the Enterprise, Data is briefing Riker as to Picard's plan. Data: "I'm here
to brief you on what he wants."
5. "The Last Outpost" - During the conversation with Sentry, Data clearly said
"I'm afraid not." (UV)
6. "Where No Man Has Gone Before" - After they shot out of the galaxy and were
looking at all the nice special effects outside, Data said something like,
"It's beautiful". (UV)
13. "Datalore" - In the teaser, in response to Tasha's query about holding the
memory of over 411 people, Data responds, "Actually, I'm quite efficient in
some basic human information." Then, in act one, on the way to the place where
he was found, in response to Tasha's query about the colonist's memories, Data
replies, "I've always felt that it was done hurriedly, but I know little
more." Next, in Act Two, in a conversation with Chief Argyle, Data says, "I've
been most anxious to hear the Chief Engineer's opinion, Mr. Argyle." Then, in
the final act, after the fight with Lore, Picard asks Data if he's ok, in
which Data replies, "Yes Sir, I'm fine." This is quite surprising, since this
is one episode which they should have been extra careful about using
20. "Heart of Glory" - (UV)
29. "Elementary, Dear Data" - When Data and Geordi are just about to confront
Moriarty for the first time, Data notices some scratches near Moriarty's
secret entrance and he asks, "What's this?" (UV)
64. "The Offspring" - In the Captain's quarters, after Picard answers Data's
question about Admiral Halftel having children, Data replies, "I'm forced to
wonder how much experience he had as a parent when his first child was born."
82. "Future Imperfect" - The future Data uses a contraction.
99. "In Theory" - When entering Jenna's quarters, Data recites several phrases
with contractions, including "Honey, I'm Home" and "You don't tell me what to
do! You're not my mother!" - a clear contradiction of the no-contraction rule.
However, he was running a program in which he was simply reciting various
phrases couples use, and he was saying them in a different tone of voice than
135. "The Quality Of Life" - Data clearly states "The transporter controls are
not malfunctioning. I've locked out the controls."
ST:TNG Technical Manual
The "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Technical Manual (Pocket Books, ISBN
0-671-70427-3) is the complete technical guide to the Treknology used in TNG.
It is written by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda, who work in TNG's Art
Department. Among their responsibilities include making sure that everything
is consistent in the technical department from show to show. However, they
have been known to clown around a little, and some of that clowning has shown
up in the technical manual. Such as:
7 - The line drawing of the Enterprise is the mirror image of what it should
be. Shuttlebay 3 (the wide bay) should be on the right hand side and
Shuttlebay 2 (the narrow bay). The descriptions, however, point to the correct
relative positions. This has been confirmed with the onscreen image of the
Enterprise and the other drawings throughout the manual.
11 - In the saucer section, right above the Captain's Yacht, there is a duck.
A half inch to the left and a little bit down, there is a mouse. Slightly to
the right of the mouse, there is a "Slippery When Wet" sign. In the shuttle
bay, there are three big shuttles, two small shuttles, and a Porsche. To the
right of the duck, about one inch, there is a DC-3 cargo aircraft, and, in
that same rectangle, there is a symbol of a woman and a child (the symbol for
Canada's "Family" rating for movies). Also, right under the warp pylons, there
is a registered trademark symbol. In addition, there is an image of NOMAD on
it's side, center of the saucer section, forward.
Interestingly enough, if you look at the ship diagram in Engineering on the
show, those exact items show up.
77 - One of the controls not seen is the "Infinite Improbability Generator", a
reference from the "Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
120 - The tricorder display shows "TR580 TRICORDER VII", a reference to the
old Radio Shack TRS-80's.
159 - One of the shuttle names is "Hawking"
Mike Brown's Program Guide
The best "Star Trek: The Next Generation" program guide is put out by Mike
Brown. It contains everything one could possibly want from a Star Trek guide,
* The credit/synopsis section. This section contains the complete credits
listing for each episode, and at least a one page synopsis (written by Tim
Lynch) to each and every episode
* The complete air schedule sorted a few ways for reference
* The complete cast listing sorted by both the actor's name and the various
* A reference to the writers and directors
* A list of all the other production credits, season by season
* The list of award nominations and award wins
* Reports from attendees of various conventions
* An index to the Starlog ST:TNG magazine articles
* Various articles culled from TV Guide and newspapers
* A list of the episodes released on video tape or laserdisc (US and UK)
* Neilson syndicated ratings and British ratings
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Larry Reznick and Jim Smith - For seperately proofreading this thing and
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Tim Lynch & Michael Rawdon - Usenet reviews who point out interesting things
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David Datta - For converting these lists over from Appleworks to MS-DOS format
Alan Takahashi - For those wonderful notes from conventions
and . . . .
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Anderson, Chris Au, Mike Beizer, Mike Beltzner, Michael Bennett, Dan Berry,
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Drukman, Brooks Duncan, Kevin Eastman, Stuart Elliot, Ken Fischer, Francois
Fortin, Zorch Frezberg, Dominik Gaillardetz, Mindy Garber, Blaine Gardner,
Kevin A. Geiselman, Dean Gilbert, Jesus S. Gonzalez, Richard L. Gralnik, B.
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Hall, Jen Hawthorne, Brad Held, Inge Heyer, Cindy Hill, Scott Hollifield, Phil
Holtam, Irwin Horowitz, Leo J. Irakliotis, Chris Jacobson, Brett Jaffee, Jon
Jerome, Charlotte Jerscheid, Glenn E. Johnson, Scott Johnston, Lawrence
Kiefer, Steve Klemetti, Guido Klemans, Eric Knippert, Tom Kuchar, Bob Lawler,
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Rockford Lhotka, Lloyd Lim, Juhani Linnainmaa, Jim Shaun Lyon, Don Malzahn,
Steve Manitsas, David Masters, Harald Mayr, Etienne Mayrand, Scott McClare,
Rachel K. McGregor, Kent Miller, Robert Moore, Ron Moore, Francis Moraes,
Michael Mullen, Colum Mylod, Elaine Naiman, Bryce Newall, Ross Nicol, Roger
Noe, Mike Okuda, Robert Oliver, Jim Orlowski, Owen E. Oulton, David Pearson,
Chrys Pelegris, Ken Pergrem, Loren Petrich, Rob Pfile, Nathan Phillips, Jasper
Pino, Geoff Poole, Carl Potter, Marshall Presnell, Ken Quick, John Rackley, Ed
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Shay, Troy W. Simpson, John Smith, Jason Snell, Andrew Sepulveda, Carter D.
Smith, Chris Smith, Greg Smith, Mark Spears, Michael Spohn, William Stone, Lee
Storm, Eric Stillwell, Gary Strand, Chas Stokes, Dave Sturm, Don Sutherland,
Frank Swarbrick, Jamie Talbott, Roger Tall, Jonathan Tham, John Todd, Bruce
Toews, Robert William Thomale III, R. B. Torok, "Mr. Tech", Mika Valiviita,
Paul Vega, Scott Viguie, Gary Wachs, David Welle, Jamie Wells, Andrew Wenzel,
John Whelan, Edward Lee Whiteside, Walter Wilbury, Hywel Williams, Wolfram
Kresse, Andy Wood, Gregg E. Woodcock, Ivan (captkidd@ATHENA.MIT.EDU), Erez
Zadok, Alan Zander, FNOTMAN@ESTEC.BITNET
. . . . . and the many other folks on Usenet's rec.arts.startrek and Fidonet
Star Trek and TNG Echos.
Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry
August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991
He created a legend which continues on today, creating a show that has helped
believe that there was a future worth living for. He showed us that space is
not just for space battles, but for learning new ideas and ways of thinking,
and, indirectly, has done more for civil rights and the space program than
Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Gene will be missed, but will not
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