Star Trek: The Next Generation
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn
Gene Rodenberry
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Drama, science fiction
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Star Trek: The Next Generation was a US science-fiction show created by Gene Rodenberry for CBS. It was a span out of the 1960s series Star Trek and ran for seven seasons. It spawned several films as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Series summaryEdit

Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is in charge of an ongoing research mission to explore new planets and civilisations. He is joined by a diverse crew, including ladies' man William Riker (Jonathan Frakes), engineer Geordi LaForge (LeVar Burton), Klingon warrior Worf (Michael Dorn), robot Data (Brent Spiner) and others. Their adventures take them up against strange and terrible enemies including The Borg, a race of cyborgs who kidnap and assimilate life-forms into their hive mind.

Westphall connections to Star Trek: The Next GenerationsEdit

  • The Next Generation is a continuation of the universe established in Star Trek. During the course of the show several characters from the original series appeared, played by the same actors, including Scotty (James Doohan) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy).


  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine directly spun off of The Next Generation, and in its later seasons it featured Worf (still played by Michael Dorn) as a main cast member.

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