8.8
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Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Syndication 1987

A century after Captain Kirk's five year mission, the next generation of Starfleet officers begins their journey aboard the new flagship of the Federation.Commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard the Galaxy class starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D will seek out new life and new civilizations - to boldly go where no one has gone before.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S7E26

#1 - All Good Things... (2)

8.84

Season 7 - Episode 26

Stardate: 47988.1 - After his encounter with Q, Picard assembles the senior staff, and wonders if Q is actually giving him a chance to save humanity by showing him that the spatial anomaly also exists in the past. As they talk, the ship reaches the Neutral Zone, then Picard returns to the future, where Beverly's ship is also on the edge of the Neutral Zone. He convinces a reluctant Worf to accompany the group into Klingon territory, and then travels to the past, where he orders the crew into the Devron system. Finally, he returns to the present, where he is able to get Tomalak, the Romulan Commander on the other side of the border, to agree to entering the Neutral Zone together. Now heading for the anomaly in all three time periods, Picard learns that it exists in the present, and is larger in the past, but does not exist in the future.

The episode was rated from 288 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S7E25

#2 - All Good Things... (1)

8.74

Season 7 - Episode 25

Stardate: 47988.0 - Shortly after Picard is diagnosed with a long-term, potentially debilitating brain disorder, he starts experiencing bizarre shifts into three main time periods: 25 years into the future, a few days before the Enterprise-D is sent on its mission to Farpoint station, and the present. Picard realizes that Q is behind these shifts through time. Q finally reveals himself that humanity is still on trial, and that Picard must stop an event in the future that will halt the formation of life on Earth four billion years ago.

The episode was rated from 448 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S3E26

#3 - The Best of Both Worlds (1)

8.69

Season 3 - Episode 26

Stardate: 43989.1 An Starfleet expert on the Borg, Lt. Cmdr. Shelby, is assigned to the Enterprise to investigate the disappearance of a Federation colony. Picard is abducted by the Borg and assimilated into the Collective, which forces Riker to attempt a rescue mission.

The episode was rated from 647 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S4E1

#4 - The Best of Both Worlds (2)

8.61

Season 4 - Episode 1

Riker must pull out all the stops in order to save Earth from a Borg invasion being lead by none other than Locutus - otherwise known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

The episode was rated from 588 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S5E25

#5 - The Inner Light

8.58

Season 5 - Episode 25

Picard is struck by an energy beam from an alien probe, which renders him unconscious and places him in the life of a citizen on the planet Kataan, with his memory of the Enterprise intact. Although he searches for a way to return, he finally decides to live his life with his Kataan wife, have children & grandchildren, learning to play a flute and completely immersing in the Kataan culture. He finds the planet is dying due to an imbalance of its sun. With no way to evacuate the planet's people, the government builds a probe which will tell others how they lived. The same probe that Picard met. Picard wakes to find himself back on the Enterprise having lived an entire lifetime in just minutes. The probe, having disgorged its memories, gives one last gift: the flute (which shows up in later episodes.)

The episode was rated from 513 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S2E9
#6 - The Measure of a Man
8.49
Season 2 - Episode 9

Stardate: 42523.7 When Data's rights as a sentient individual are placed under trial, Starfleet forces Riker into a position where he must prove that Data is only an Android.

The episode was rated from 624 votes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - S3E15
#7 - Yesterday's Enterprise
8.40
Season 3 - Episode 15

Stardate: 43625.2 A rift in the space/time continuum brings the U.S.S. Enterprise - C forward into the 24th Century, and alters the timeline. In this future, the Federation is at war with the Klingons, Tasha Yar is on the bridge, Worf did not join the Federation, and only Guinan's unique perception of reality may restore the timeline.

The episode was rated from 680 votes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - S2E16
#8 - Q Who?
8.31
Season 2 - Episode 16

Stardate: 42761.3 Q hurls the Enterprise into the Delta Quadrant and introduces the Federation to a powerful new enemy that may destroy the Alpha Quadrant: The Borg.

The episode was rated from 675 votes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - S6E4
#9 - Relics
8.18
Season 6 - Episode 4

Stardate: 46125.3 - Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott is discovered suspended in a transporter beam 75 years after he disappeared. After the Enterprise crew re-materialise him, he has a hard time adjusting to the new society.

The episode was rated from 520 votes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - S5E18
#10 - Cause and Effect
8.16
Season 5 - Episode 18

Stardate: 45652.1 - While exploring the Typhon Expanse, the Enterprise is caught in a time warp in which they are repeatedly destroyed while colliding with another starship.

The episode was rated from 529 votes.

Last updated: oct 20, 2021

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Watching this series in 1080p with DTS audio creates a whole new experience, quite different from the original broadcast and the DVD's. It's like re-discovering it in wonderful ways. After binge watching the first season, I can say the re-mastered version has subtle differences from the DVD's. The cuts are more precise, some scenes are dropped or shortened and the effects look crisp and clear. You can actually read some of the small letter text (hilarious in some cases), and make out the hull lettering in every Federation ship. Hey, I didn't even know the Enterprise had a side hull ID with the name, and a smaller lettering in the nacelles (that one is only there in the first season). If you haven't seen the Blu-ray release, you haven't seen this series at all.

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TNG is one of the best series in Star Trek and sets the tone for the entire franchise. It looks AWESOME in HD!

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After realising it´s been a good 15 years that I´ve watched TNG I decided it´s time again. Yes, the first season is far removed from what the show went on to become and I remember when they originally aired I rejected it. I couldn´t come to grips with the characters and some of the first scripts were awful. But everything turned around and it became one of the best shows (not only in the genre) ever made. I still only own the DVD version, I´m not a huge friend of all that remastering. I´m sure it looks and sounds better but I like to experience it the way it was originally done.

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resistance is futile. you must watch the whole series again.

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TNG is my favourite of the Star Trek series, I love the whole chemistry between te cast and al the things they discover. I'd say this is a definite must watch.

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Single most memorable show in my life, thanks TNG for all the great episodes! Can't wait to see it in HD!

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Always have and always will be a fan!

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I gre up on The original Star Trek, and then TNG. I've watched all of the Voyager seasons, and *tried* to watch DSN and the other subsequent Star Trek Shows, but when all is said and done, TNG is by far the best of all the Star Trek shows (IMHO).

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Watching the first season of TNG in HD, and it's gorgeous! Huge upgrade over the DVD!

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Even after all those years it's still an amazing show.

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