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Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction series created by Gene Rodenberry for syndication. It is a spin-off of Star Trek. It ran from September 28, 1987 to May 23, 1994 for seven seasons. It spun off four films as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Series summary Edit

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.

Parent Edit

Star Trek spun off Star Trek: The Next Generation. Leonard McCoy, played by DeForrest Kelly; Mongomery Scott, played by James Doohan; and Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy, appeared in several episodes of The Next Generation.

Spin-off Edit

Star Trek: The Next Generation spun off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with Miles O'Brian from The Next Generation joining the cast and Captain Jean-Luc Picard making a special quest appearance. Worf will join its cast later as a main cast member.

Westphall connection to Star Trek: The Next Generation Edit

The San Francisco Register from "Time's Arrow" appeared in Journeyman.

Non-Westphall connections Edit

  • The shuttle craft Indiana Jones appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation "Evolution" crossing the Star Trek franchise to the Indiana Jones franchise.
  • The Millennium Falcon from Star Wars appeared in the spin-off film Star Trek: First Contact crossing the Star Trek franchise with the Star Wars franchise.