List of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series which aired in syndication from September 1987 through May 1994. It is the second live action series of the Star Trek franchise, and comprises a total of 178 episodes over seven seasons. The series picks up about 75 years after the original series is said to have taken place.

The main cast consisted of Patrick Stewart as captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as his second-in-command William Riker, Brent Spiner as chief of operations Data, LeVar Burton as chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Marina Sirtis as counselor Deanna Troi, Michael Dorn as chief of security Worf, and Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher. McFadden left the show after the first season and was replaced for the second season with Diana Muldaur as Dr. Katherine Pulaski, but returned for the third season and remained with the cast thereafter. Wil Wheaton starred as Wesley Crusher in seasons 1–4, returning for guest appearances in seasons 5 and 7. Denise Crosby played chief security officer Tasha Yar in the first season but her character was killed in the episode "Skin of Evil".

The Next Generation cast also appears in four feature films: Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis.

The television episodes are listed here in chronological order by original air date, which match the episode order in each season's DVD set. This list also includes the stardate on which the events of each episode took place within the fictional Star Trek universe.

When it was converted to 1080p and released on Blu-Ray, season 1 achieved 95,000 units in its launch week.[1] (1080p TNG was released starting in 2012 with The Next Level (trio pack) and concluded in 2014 with season 7, also some Blu-Ray singles were released especially for the duologies (the 2 part cliff-hangers)

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)May 16, 1988 (1988-05-16)
222November 21, 1988 (1988-11-21)July 17, 1989 (1989-07-17)
326September 25, 1989 (1989-09-25)June 18, 1990 (1990-06-18)
426September 24, 1990 (1990-09-24)June 17, 1991 (1991-06-17)
526September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)June 15, 1992 (1992-06-15)
626September 21, 1992 (1992-09-21)June 21, 1993 (1993-06-21)
726September 20, 1993 (1993-09-20)May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)

Episodes[edit]

Both the series' premiere ("Encounter at Farpoint") and finale ("All Good Things...") originally aired as single two-hour presentations, but have since aired as two one-hour episodes. Also, some shows especially the season cliffhanger and its bridge aired separately, but have been edited together into a single feature in certain cases.

Season 1 (1987–88)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1
2
1
2
"Encounter at Farpoint"41153.7Corey AllenD. C. Fontana and Gene RoddenberrySeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)15.7[2]
33"The Naked Now"41209.2Paul LynchStory by : John D. F. Black and J. Michael Bingham[a]
Teleplay by : J. Michael Bingham[a]
October 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)11.5[2]
44"Code of Honor"41235.25Russ MayberryKatharyn Powers and Michael BaronOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)9.5[2]
55"The Last Outpost"41386.4Richard CollaStory by : Richard Krzmeien
Teleplay by : Herbert Wright
October 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)8.9[2]
66"Where No One Has Gone Before"41263.1Rob BowmanDiane Duane and Michael ReavesOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)10.5[2]
77"Lonely Among Us"41249.3Cliff BoleStory by : Michael Halperin
Teleplay by : D. C. Fontana
November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)12.1[2]
88"Justice"41255.6James L. ConwayStory by : Ralph Wills[b] and Worley Thorne
Teleplay by : Worley Thorne
November 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)12.7[2]
99"The Battle"41723.9Rob BowmanStory by : Larry Forrester
Teleplay by : Herbert Wright
November 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)10.5[2]
1010"Hide and Q"41590.5Cliff BoleStory by : C.J. Holland[c]
Teleplay by : C.J. Holland[c] and Gene Roddenberry
November 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)11.0[2]
1111"Haven"41294.5Richard ComptonStory by : Tracy Tormé and Lan O'Kun
Teleplay by : Tracy Tormé
November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30)10.3[2]
1212"The Big Goodbye"41997.7Joseph L. ScanlanTracy TorméJanuary 11, 1988 (1988-01-11)11.5[2]
1313"Datalore"41242.4Rob BowmanStory by : Robert Lewin and Maurice Hurley
Teleplay by : Robert Lewin and Gene Roddenberry
January 18, 1988 (1988-01-18)10.3[2]
1414"Angel One"41636.9Michael RhoadesPatrick BarryJanuary 25, 1988 (1988-01-25)11.4[2]
1515"11001001"41365.9Paul LynchMaurice Hurley and Robert LewinFebruary 1, 1988 (1988-02-01)10.7[2]
1616"Too Short a Season"41309.5Rob BowmanStory by : Michael Michaelian
Teleplay by : Michael Michaelian and D. C. Fontana
February 8, 1988 (1988-02-08)10.9[2]
1717"When the Bough Breaks"41509.1Kim MannersHannah Louise ShearerFebruary 15, 1988 (1988-02-15)10.2[2]
1818"Home Soil"41463.9Corey AllenStory by : Karl Geurs & Ralph Sanchez and Robert Sabaroff
Teleplay by : Robert Sabaroff
February 22, 1988 (1988-02-22)9.0[2]
1919"Coming of Age"41416.2Mike VejarSandy FriesMarch 14, 1988 (1988-03-14)10.1[2]
2020"Heart of Glory"41503.7Rob BowmanStory by : Maurice Hurley and Herbert Wright & D. C. Fontana
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley
March 21, 1988 (1988-03-21)10.7[2]
2121"The Arsenal of Freedom"41798.2Les LandauStory by : Maurice Hurley and Robert Lewin
Teleplay by : Richard Manning and Hans Beimler
April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11)10.4[2]
2222"Symbiosis"UnknownWin PhelpsStory by : Robert Lewin
Teleplay by : Robert Lewin & Richard Manning and Hans Beimler
April 18, 1988 (1988-04-18)10.8[2]
2323"Skin of Evil"41601.3Joseph L. ScanlanStory by : Joseph Stefano
Teleplay by : Joseph Stefano and Hannah Louise Shearer
April 25, 1988 (1988-04-25)9.7[2]
2424"We'll Always Have Paris"41697.9Robert BeckerDeborah Dean Davis and Hannah Louise ShearerMay 2, 1988 (1988-05-02)9.7[2]
2525"Conspiracy"41775.5Cliff BoleStory by : Robert Sabaroff
Teleplay by : Tracy Tormé
May 9, 1988 (1988-05-09)9.4[2]
2626"The Neutral Zone"41986.0James L. ConwayStory by : Deborah McIntyre & Mona Clee
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley
May 16, 1988 (1988-05-16)10.2[2]
  1. ^ a b J. Michael Bingham is a pseduonym for D. C. Fontana.
  2. ^ Ralph Wills is a pseudonym for John D. F. Black
  3. ^ a b C.J. Holland is a pseudonym for Maurice Hurley.

Season 2 (1988–89)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
271"The Child"42073.1Rob BowmanJaron Summers & Jon Povill and Maurice HurleyNovember 21, 1988 (1988-11-21)10.9[3]
282"Where Silence Has Lease"42193.6Winrich KolbeJack B. SowardsNovember 28, 1988 (1988-11-28)10.3[3]
293"Elementary, Dear Data"42286.3Rob BowmanBrian Alan LaneDecember 5, 1988 (1988-12-05)Unknown[3]
304"The Outrageous Okona"42402.7Robert BeckerStory by : Les Menchen & Lance Dickson & David Landsberg
Teleplay by : Burton Armus
December 12, 1988 (1988-12-12)Unknown[3]
315"Loud as a Whisper"42477.2Larry ShawJacqueline ZambranoJanuary 9, 1989 (1989-01-09)10.7[3]
326"The Schizoid Man"42437.5Les LandauStory by : Richard Manning & Hans Beimler
Teleplay by : Tracy Tormé
January 23, 1989 (1989-01-23)10.8[3]
337"Unnatural Selection"42494.8Paul LynchJohn Mason and Mike GrayJanuary 30, 1989 (1989-01-30)11.0[3]
348"A Matter of Honor"42506.5Rob BowmanStory by : Wanda M. Haight & Gregory Amos and Burton Armus
Teleplay by : Burton Armus
February 6, 1989 (1989-02-06)11.3[3]
359"The Measure of a Man"42523.7Robert ScheererMelinda M. SnodgrassFebruary 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)11.3[3]
3610"The Dauphin"42568.8Rob BowmanScott Rubenstein & Leonard MlodinowFebruary 20, 1989 (1989-02-20)10.7[3]
3711"Contagion"42609.1Joseph L. ScanlanSteve Gerber & Beth WoodsMarch 20, 1989 (1989-03-20)10.2[3]
3812"The Royale"42625.4Cliff BoleKeith MillsMarch 27, 1989 (1989-03-27)10.6[3]
3913"Time Squared"42679.2Joseph L. ScanlanStory by : Kurt Michael Bensmiller
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley
April 3, 1989 (1989-04-03)9.9[3]
4014"The Icarus Factor"42686.4Robert IscoveStory by : David Assael
Teleplay by : David Assael and Robert McCullough
April 24, 1989 (1989-04-24)9.1[3]
4115"Pen Pals"42695.3Winrich KolbeStory by : Hannah Louise Shearer
Teleplay by : Melinda M. Snodgrass
May 1, 1989 (1989-05-01)9.7[3]
4216"Q Who"42761.3Rob BowmanMaurice HurleyMay 8, 1989 (1989-05-08)10.3[3]
4317"Samaritan Snare"42779.1Les LandauRobert McCulloughMay 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)10.0[3]
4418"Up the Long Ladder"42823.2Winrich KolbeMelinda M. SnodgrassMay 22, 1989 (1989-05-22)9.2[3]
4519"Manhunt"42859.2Rob BowmanTerry DevereauxJune 19, 1989 (1989-06-19)8.9[3]
4620"The Emissary"42901.3Cliff BoleStory by : Richard Manning & Hans Beimler and Thomas H. Calder
Teleplay by : Richard Manning & Hans Beimler
June 26, 1989 (1989-06-26)9.0[3]
4721"Peak Performance"42923.4Robert ScheererDavid KemperJuly 10, 1989 (1989-07-10)9.4[3]
4822"Shades of Gray"42976.1Rob BowmanStory by : Maurice Hurley
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley and Richard Manning & Hans Beimler
July 17, 1989 (1989-07-17)9.8[3]

Season 3 (1989–90)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
50[nb 1]1"Evolution"43125.8Winrich KolbeStory by : Michael Piller & Michael Wagner
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
September 25, 1989 (1989-09-25)10.8[4]
492"The Ensigns of Command"43133.3Cliff BoleMelinda M. SnodgrassOctober 2, 1989 (1989-10-02)Unknown[5]
513"The Survivors"43152.4Les LandauMichael WagnerOctober 9, 1989 (1989-10-09)9.6[5]
524"Who Watches the Watchers"43173.5Robert WiemerRichard Manning & Hans BeimlerOctober 16, 1989 (1989-10-16)9.6[5]
535"The Bonding"43198.7Winrich KolbeRonald D. MooreOctober 23, 1989 (1989-10-23)9.9[5]
546"Booby Trap"43205.6 Gabrielle Beaumont Story by : Michael Wagner & Ron Roman
Teleplay by : Ron Roman and Michael Piller & Richard Danus
October 30, 1989 (1989-10-30)11.0[5]
557"The Enemy"43349.2David CarsonDavid Kemper & Michael PillerNovember 6, 1989 (1989-11-06)10.3[5]
568"The Price"43385.6Robert ScheererHannah Louise ShearerNovember 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)10.6[5]
579"The Vengeance Factor"43421.9Timothy BondSam RolfeNovember 20, 1989 (1989-11-20)9.7[5]
5810"The Defector"43462.5Robert ScheererRonald D. MooreJanuary 1, 1990 (1990-01-01)10.5[5]
5911"The Hunted"43489.2Cliff BoleRobin BernheimJanuary 8, 1990 (1990-01-08)10.6[5]
6012"The High Ground"43510.7 Gabrielle Beaumont Melinda M. SnodgrassJanuary 29, 1990 (1990-01-29)10.5[5]
6113"Déjà Q"43539.1Les LandauRichard DanusFebruary 5, 1990 (1990-02-05)11.3[5]
6214"A Matter of Perspective"43610.4Cliff BoleEd ZuckermanFebruary 12, 1990 (1990-02-12)10.8[5]
6315"Yesterday's Enterprise"43625.2David CarsonFrom a story by : Trent Christopher Ganino & Eric A. Stillwell
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr, Richard Manning, Hans Beimler and Ronald D. Moore
February 19, 1990 (1990-02-19)11.9[5]
6416"The Offspring"43657.0Jonathan FrakesRené EchevarriaMarch 12, 1990 (1990-03-12)10.2[5]
6517"Sins of the Father"43685.2Les LandauStory by : Drew Deighan
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore & W. Reed Moran
March 19, 1990 (1990-03-19)11.1[5]
6618"Allegiance"43714.1Winrich KolbeRichard Manning & Hans BeimlerMarch 26, 1990 (1990-03-26)10.2[5]
6719"Captain's Holiday"43745.2Chip ChalmersIra Steven BehrApril 2, 1990 (1990-04-02)11.7[5]
6820"Tin Man"43779.3Robert ScheererDennis Putman Bailey[a] & David BischoffApril 23, 1990 (1990-04-23)10.2[5]
6921"Hollow Pursuits"43807.4Cliff BoleSally CavesApril 30, 1990 (1990-04-30)9.8[5]
7022"The Most Toys"43872.2Timothy BondShari GoodhartzMay 7, 1990 (1990-05-07)10.3[5]
7123"Sarek"43917.4Les LandauFrom an unpublished story by : Marc Cushman & Jake Jacobs
Television Story and Teleplay by : Peter S. Beagle
May 14, 1990 (1990-05-14)10.6[5]
7224"Ménage à Troi"43930.7Robert LegatoFred Bronson & Susan SackettMay 28, 1990 (1990-05-28)9.1[5]
7325"Transfigurations"43957.2Tom BenkoRené EchevarriaJune 4, 1990 (1990-06-04)10.2[5]
7426"The Best of Both Worlds, Part I"43989.1Cliff BoleMichael PillerJune 18, 1990 (1990-06-18)10.1[5]
  1. ^ Putnam is an alternate middle name for Dennis Russell Bailey

Season 4 (1990–91)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
751"The Best of Both Worlds, Part II"44001.4Cliff BoleMichael PillerSeptember 24, 1990 (1990-09-24)12.3[6]
762"Family"44012.3Les LandauRonald D. MooreOctober 1, 1990 (1990-10-01)9.6[6]
773"Brothers"44085.7Rob BowmanRick BermanOctober 8, 1990 (1990-10-08)10.9[6]
784"Suddenly Human"44143.7 Gabrielle Beaumont Story by : Ralph Phillips
Teleplay by : John Whelpley & Jeri Taylor
October 15, 1990 (1990-10-15)10.3[6]
795"Remember Me"44161.2Cliff BoleLee SheldonOctober 22, 1990 (1990-10-22)11.4[6]
806"Legacy"44215.2Robert ScheererJoe MenoskyOctober 29, 1990 (1990-10-29)12.0[6]
817"Reunion"44246.3Jonathan FrakesStory by : Drew Deighan & Thomas Perry and Jo Perry
Teleplay by : Thomas Perry & Jo Perry & Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga
November 5, 1990 (1990-11-05)12.2[6]
828"Future Imperfect"44286.5Les LandauJ. Larry Carroll & David Bennett CarrenNovember 12, 1990 (1990-11-12)12.0[6]
839"Final Mission"44307.3Corey AllenStory by : Kacey Arnold-Ince
Teleplay by : Kacey Arnold-Ince and Jeri Taylor
November 19, 1990 (1990-11-19)11.5[6]
8410"The Loss"44356.9Chip ChalmersStory by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : Hilary J. Bader & Alan J. Adler and Vanessa Greene
December 31, 1990 (1990-12-31)12.2[6]
8511"Data's Day"44390.1Robert WiemerStory by : Harold Apter
Teleplay by : Harold Apter and Ronald D. Moore
January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07)11.7[6]
8612"The Wounded"44429.6Chip ChalmersStory by : Stuart Charno & Sara Charno and Cy Chermak
Teleplay by : Jeri Taylor
January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28)12.1[6]
8713"Devil's Due"44474.5Tom BenkoStory by : Philip LaZebnik and William Douglas Lansford
Teleplay by : Philip LaZebnik
February 4, 1991 (1991-02-04)13.0[6]
8814"Clues"44502.7Les LandauStory by : Bruce D. Arthurs
Teleplay by : Bruce D. Arthurs and Joe Menosky
February 11, 1991 (1991-02-11)12.3[6]
8915"First Contact"44575.2Cliff BoleStory by : Marc Scott Zicree
Teleplay by : Dennis Russell Bailey & David Bischoff and Joe Menosky & Ronald D. Moore and Michael Piller
February 18, 1991 (1991-02-18)11.4[6]
9016"Galaxy's Child"44614.6Winrich KolbeStory by : Thomas Kartozian
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley
March 11, 1991 (1991-03-11)11.7[6]
9117"Night Terrors"44631.2Les LandauStory by : Shari Goodhartz
Teleplay by : Pamela Douglas and Jeri Taylor
March 18, 1991 (1991-03-18)11.2[6]
9218"Identity Crisis"44664.5Winrich KolbeStory by : Timothy DeHaas
Teleplay by : Brannon Braga
March 25, 1991 (1991-03-25)10.9[6]
9319"The Nth Degree"44704.2Robert LegatoJoe MenoskyApril 1, 1991 (1991-04-01)11.0[6]
9420"Qpid"44741.9Cliff BoleStory by : Randee Russell and Ira Steven Behr
Teleplay by : Ira Steven Behr
April 22, 1991 (1991-04-22)10.8[6]
9521"The Drumhead"44769.2Jonathan FrakesJeri TaylorApril 29, 1991 (1991-04-29)10.5[6]
9622"Half a Life"44805.3Les LandauStory by : Ted Roberts and Peter Allan Fields
Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields
May 6, 1991 (1991-05-06)Unknown[6]
9723"The Host"44821.3Marvin V. RushMichel HorvatMay 13, 1991 (1991-05-13)11.3[6]
9824"The Mind's Eye"44885.5David LivingstonStory by : Ken Schafer and René Echevarria
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
May 27, 1991 (1991-05-27)10.1[6]
9925"In Theory"44932.3Patrick StewartJoe Menosky and Ronald D. MooreJune 3, 1991 (1991-06-03)9.8[6]
10026"Redemption, Part I"44995.3Cliff BoleRonald D. MooreJune 17, 1991 (1991-06-17)10.9[6]

Season 5 (1991–92)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1011"Redemption, Part II"45021.3David CarsonRonald D. MooreSeptember 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)N/A[7]
1022"Darmok"45047.2Winrich KolbeStory by : Philip LaZebnik and Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky
September 30, 1991 (1991-09-30)N/A[7]
1033"Ensign Ro"45076.3Les LandauStory by : Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
October 7, 1991 (1991-10-07)11.6[7]
1044"Silicon Avatar"45122.3Cliff BoleStory by : Lawrence V. Conley
Teleplay by : Jeri Taylor
October 14, 1991 (1991-10-14)12.0[7]
1055"Disaster"45156.1Gabrielle BeaumontStory by : Ron Jarvis & Philip A. Scorza
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
October 21, 1991 (1991-10-21)12.3[7]
1066"The Game"45208.2Corey AllenStory by : Susan Sackett & Fred Bronson and Brannon Braga
Teleplay by : Brannon Braga
October 28, 1991 (1991-10-28)13.4[7]
1077"Unification, Part I"45233.1Les LandauStory by : Rick Berman and Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Jeri Taylor
November 4, 1991 (1991-11-04)15.4[7]
1088"Unification, Part II"45245.8Cliff BoleStory by : Rick Berman and Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Michael Piller
November 11, 1991 (1991-11-11)15.4[7]
1099"A Matter of Time"45349.1Paul LynchRick BermanNovember 18, 1991 (1991-11-18)13.9[7]
11010"New Ground"45376.3Robert ScheererStory by : Sara Charno and Stuart Charno
Teleplay by : Grant Rosenberg
January 6, 1992 (1992-01-06)11.9[7]
11111"Hero Worship"45397.3Patrick StewartStory by : Hilary J. Bader
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky
January 27, 1992 (1992-01-27)12.7[7]
11212"Violations"45429.3Robert WiemerStory by : Shari Goodhartz and T. Michael and Pamela Gray
Teleplay by : Pamela Gray and Jeri Taylor
February 3, 1992 (1992-02-03)12.1[7]
11313"The Masterpiece Society"45470.1Winrich KolbeStory by : James Kahn and Adam Belanoff
Teleplay by : Adam Belanoff and Michael Piller
February 10, 1992 (1992-02-10)12.0[7]
11414"Conundrum"45494.2Les LandauStory by : Paul Schiffer
Teleplay by : Barry Schkolnick
February 17, 1992 (1992-02-17)12.2[7]
11515"Power Play"45571.2David LivingstonStory by : Paul Ruben and Maurice Hurley
Teleplay by : René Balcer and Herbert Wright & Brannon Braga
February 24, 1992 (1992-02-24)13.2[7]
11616"Ethics"45587.3Chip ChalmersStory by : Sara Charno & Stuart Charno
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
March 2, 1992 (1992-03-02)12.6[7]
11717"The Outcast"45614.6Robert ScheererJeri TaylorMarch 16, 1992 (1992-03-16)12.3[7]
11818"Cause and Effect"45652.1Jonathan FrakesBrannon BragaMarch 23, 1992 (1992-03-23)13.0[7]
11919"The First Duty"45703.9Paul LynchRonald D. Moore & Naren ShankarMarch 30, 1992 (1992-03-30)12.1[7]
12020"Cost of Living"45733.6Winrich KolbePeter Allan FieldsApril 20, 1992 (1992-04-20)11.7[7]
12121"The Perfect Mate"45761.3Cliff BoleStory by : René Echevarria and Gary Perconte
Teleplay by : Gary Perconte and Michael Piller
April 27, 1992 (1992-04-27)10.8[7]
12222"Imaginary Friend"45852.1Gabrielle BeaumontStory by : Jean Louise Matthias & Ronald Wilkerson and Richard Fliegel
Teleplay by : Edithe Swensen and Brannon Braga
May 4, 1992 (1992-05-04)12.1[7]
12323"I, Borg"45854.2Robert LedermanRené EchevarriaMay 11, 1992 (1992-05-11)12.8[7]
12424"The Next Phase"45892.4David CarsonRonald D. MooreMay 18, 1992 (1992-05-18)11.7[7]
12525"The Inner Light"45944.1Peter LauritsonStory by : Morgan Gendel
Teleplay by : Morgan Gendel and Peter Allan Fields
June 1, 1992 (1992-06-01)11.1[7]
12626"Time's Arrow, Part I"45959.1Les LandauStory by : Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky and Michael Piller
June 15, 1992 (1992-06-15)11.8[7]

Season 6 (1992–93)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1271"Time's Arrow, Part II"46001.3Les LandauStory by : Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : Jeri Taylor
September 21, 1992 (1992-09-21)13.8[8]
1282"Realm of Fear"46041.1Cliff BoleBrannon BragaSeptember 28, 1992 (1992-09-28)13.2[8]
1293"Man of the People"46071.6Winrich KolbeFrank AbatemarcoOctober 5, 1992 (1992-10-05)13.2[8]
1304"Relics"46125.3Alexander SingerRonald D. MooreOctober 12, 1992 (1992-10-12)13.9[8]
1315"Schisms"46154.2Robert WiemerStory by : Jean Louise Matthias & Ronald Wilkerson
Teleplay by : Brannon Braga
October 19, 1992 (1992-10-19)13.2[8]
1326"True Q"46192.3Robert ScheererRené EchevarriaOctober 26, 1992 (1992-10-26)13.7[8]
1337"Rascals"46235.7Adam NimoyStory by : Ward Botsford & Diana Dru Botsford and Michael Piller
Teleplay by : Allison Hock
November 2, 1992 (1992-11-02)13.5[8]
1348"A Fistful of Datas"46271.5Patrick StewartStory by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Teleplay by : Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Brannon Braga
November 9, 1992 (1992-11-09)13.4[8]
1359"The Quality of Life"46307.2Jonathan FrakesNaren ShankarNovember 16, 1992 (1992-11-16)13.2[8]
13610"Chain of Command, Part I"46357.4Robert ScheererStory by : Frank Abatemarco
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
December 14, 1992 (1992-12-14)10.2[8]
13711"Chain of Command, Part II"46360.8Les LandauFrank AbatemarcoDecember 21, 1992 (1992-12-21)12.9[8]
13812"Ship in a Bottle"46424.1Alexander SingerRené EchevarriaJanuary 25, 1993 (1993-01-25)11.3[8]
13913"Aquiel"46461.3Cliff BoleStory by : Jeri Taylor
Teleplay by : Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore
February 1, 1993 (1993-02-01)14.1[8]
14014"Face of the Enemy"46519.1Gabrielle BeaumontStory by : René Echevarria
Teleplay by : Naren Shankar
February 8, 1993 (1993-02-08)13.1[8]
14115"Tapestry"UnknownLes LandauRonald D. MooreFebruary 15, 1993 (1993-02-15)13.8[8]
14216"Birthright, Part I"46578.4Winrich KolbeBrannon BragaFebruary 22, 1993 (1993-02-22)13.2[8]
14317"Birthright, Part II"46579.2Dan CurryRené EchevarriaMarch 1, 1993 (1993-03-01)13.4[8]
14418"Starship Mine"46682.4Cliff BoleMorgan GendelMarch 29, 1993 (1993-03-29)13.0[8]
14519"Lessons"46693.1Robert WiemerRonald Wilkerson & Jean Louise MatthiasApril 5, 1993 (1993-04-05)12.2[8]
14620"The Chase"46731.5Jonathan FrakesStory by : Ronald D. Moore & Joe Menosky
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky
April 26, 1993 (1993-04-26)11.2[8]
14721"Frame of Mind"46778.1James L. ConwayBrannon BragaMay 3, 1993 (1993-05-03)11.4[8]
14822"Suspicions"46830.1Cliff BoleJoe Menosky and Naren ShankarMay 10, 1993 (1993-05-10)11.3[8]
14923"Rightful Heir"46852.2Winrich KolbeStory by : James E. Brooks
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
May 17, 1993 (1993-05-17)10.6[8]
15024"Second Chances"46915.2LeVar BurtonStory by : Michael A. Medlock
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
May 24, 1993 (1993-05-24)9.7[8]
15125"Timescape"46944.2Adam NimoyBrannon BragaJune 14, 1993 (1993-06-14)11.6[8]
15226"Descent, Part I"46982.1Alexander SingerStory by : Jeri Taylor
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
June 21, 1993 (1993-06-21)11.7[8]

Season 7 (1993–94)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleStardateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1531"Descent, Part II"47025.4Alexander SingerRené EchevarriaSeptember 20, 1993 (1993-09-20)13.0[9]
1542"Liaisons"UnknownCliff BoleStory by : Roger Eschbacher & Jaq Greenspon
Teleplay by : Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci & Lisa Rich
September 27, 1993 (1993-09-27)12.2[9]
1553"Interface"47215.5Robert WiemerJoe MenoskyOctober 4, 1993 (1993-10-04)11.7[9]
1564"Gambit, Part I"47135.2Peter LauritsonStory by : Christopher Hatton and Naren Shankar
Teleplay by : Naren Shankar
October 11, 1993 (1993-10-11)11.9[9]
1575"Gambit, Part II"47160.1Alexander SingerStory by : Naren Shankar
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
October 18, 1993 (1993-10-18)12.0[9]
1586"Phantasms"47225.7Patrick StewartBrannon BragaOctober 25, 1993 (1993-10-25)12.2[9]
1597"Dark Page"47254.1Les LandauHilary J. BaderNovember 1, 1993 (1993-11-01)11.6[9]
1608"Attached"47304.2Jonathan FrakesNicholas SaganNovember 8, 1993 (1993-11-08)12.1[9]
1619"Force of Nature"47310.2Robert LedermanNaren ShankarNovember 15, 1993 (1993-11-15)11.9[9]
16210"Inheritance"47410.2Robert ScheererStory by : Dan Koeppel
Teleplay by : Dan Koeppel and René Echevarria
November 22, 1993 (1993-11-22)11.6[9]
16311"Parallels"47391.2Robert WiemerBrannon BragaNovember 29, 1993 (1993-11-29)12.8[9]
16412"The Pegasus"47457.1LeVar BurtonRonald D. MooreJanuary 10, 1994 (1994-01-10)11.9[9]
16513"Homeward"47423.9Alexander SingerStory by : Spike Steingasser
Teleplay by : Naren Shankar
January 17, 1994 (1994-01-17)11.8[9]
16614"Sub Rosa"UnknownJonathan FrakesStory by : Jeri Taylor
Teleplay by : Brannon Braga
January 31, 1994 (1994-01-31)11.5[9]
16715"Lower Decks"47566.7 Gabrielle Beaumont Story by : Ronald Wilkerson & Jean Louise Matthias
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
February 7, 1994 (1994-02-07)11.9[9]
16816"Thine Own Self"47611.2Winrich KolbeStory by : Christopher Hatton
Teleplay by : Ronald D. Moore
February 14, 1994 (1994-02-14)11.4[9]
16917"Masks"47615.2-47618.4Robert WiemerJoe MenoskyFebruary 21, 1994 (1994-02-21)11.8[9]
17018"Eye of the Beholder"47622.1Cliff BoleStory by : Brannon Braga
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
February 28, 1994 (1994-02-28)13.3[9]
17119"Genesis"47653.2Gates McFaddenBrannon BragaMarch 21, 1994 (1994-03-21)11.3[9]
17220"Journey's End"47751.2Corey AllenRonald D. MooreMarch 28, 1994 (1994-03-28)11.9[9]
17321"Firstborn"47779.4Jonathan WestStory by : Mark Kalbfeld
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
April 25, 1994 (1994-04-25)11.4[9]
17422"Bloodlines"47829.1Les LandauNicholas SaganMay 2, 1994 (1994-05-02)11.3[9]
17523"Emergence"47869.2Cliff BoleStory by : Brannon Braga
Teleplay by : Joe Menosky
May 9, 1994 (1994-05-09)11.3[9]
17624"Preemptive Strike"47941.7Patrick StewartStory by : Naren Shankar
Teleplay by : René Echevarria
May 16, 1994 (1994-05-16)11.8[9]
177
178
25
26
"All Good Things..."47988Winrich KolbeRonald D. Moore & Brannon BragaMay 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)17.4[9]

Two-part episodes summary[edit]

The two-part episodes are sometimes edited into one showing and released as a single feature. Typically the short summary of Part I at the start of Part II, as well as second showing of the opening credits is cut.

In addition, there are a number episodes that are essentially sequels to the story arc of some episodes. One of the most clear of these is "Family" which directly addresses many of the implications of "The Best of Both Worlds"

Two famous episodes "The Inner Light" (Hugo Award winner) and "The Measure of a Man" were not two-part episodes, although an extended cut of the latter was released in 2012.

"All Good Things..." is also a sequel to the Q-court of "Encounter at Farpoint"

The two part episodes may be a duology or diology (in line with trilogy and quadrilogy)

Connections[edit]

In addition to the two-part episodes, there is some other types of sequel-like connections certain story arcs and characters within the trek narrative

Enterprise-D Characters Summary (Examples)
Character Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Generations First Contact Insurrection Nemesis
Captain Picard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
William Riker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geordi La Forge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Worf Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deanna Troi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Beverly Crusher Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guinan No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Wesley Crusher Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 ep. No 2 ep. No No No Yes
Tasha Yar Yes No 1 ep. No No No 1 ep. No No No No
Katherine Pulaski No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Cross-overs with DS9

There are a number of TNG episodes that have direct or indirect ties to Deep Space Nine including Birthright (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (Enterprise actually visits DS9 station), Preemptive Strike (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (Fills in many details of the Federation-Cardassian conflict story), Lower Decks (Bajoran story also a sequel of sorts of to The First Duty), Journey's End (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (more Federation-Cardassia narrative), and Firstborn (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (has a scene with Quark). Many more episodes have connections as part of the shared universe the TNG-era

The story of Worf and O'Brian and several other characters are further extended on the Deep Space Nine TV show, which debuted in 1993 while TNG was in mid-season

Character story-arcs

A number of episodes continue story arcs for certain characters. Examples:

Home media[edit]

TNG was released on VHS cassette tapes, and these usually put two episodes on one tape.[10] For some releases the credits of both shows on the tape were shown combined at the end of the tape not separately.[10]

DVD and Blu-Ray[edit]

Season Episodes DVD releases Blu-ray releases
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B
1 26 March 26, 2002[11] April 1, 2002[12] May 10, 2002[13] July 24, 2012[11] July 23, 2012[12]
2 22 May 7, 2002[11] June 10, 2002[12] July 5, 2002[14] December 4, 2012[11] December 10, 2012[12]
3 26 July 2, 2002[11] July 22, 2002[12] September 4, 2002[15] April 30, 2013[11] April 29, 2013[12]
4 26 September 3, 2002[11] October 7, 2002[12] November 12, 2002[16] July 30, 2013[11] July 29, 2013[12]
5 26 November 5, 2002[11] November 18, 2002[12] December 6, 2002[17] November 19, 2013[11] November 18, 2013[12]
6 26 December 3, 2002[11] December 2, 2002[12] February 7, 2003[18] June 24, 2014[11] July 21, 2014[12]
7 26 December 31, 2002[11] December 23, 2002[12] April 11, 2003[19] December 2, 2014[11] December 15, 2014[12]
Complete series 178 October 2, 2007[11] June 6, 2011[12] August 6, 2009[20] June 14, 2016[11] December 15, 2014[12]

Certain episodes of the series have also been released on eight "best of" collections.[11]

The four Next Generation movies were released together on a Blu-ray set in 2009.[21][22] They have subsequently been re-released individually.

Three episodes were released on region-free Blu-ray Disc in January 2012.[11] The complete series was digitally remastered in 1080p high definition and will be available for Blu-ray releases, syndication on television, and distribution digitally.[23][needs update]

There were also five fan collective DVD collections, that released a set of episodes across the Star Trek franchise but included episodes from TNG.[24] The five sets are Borg, Klingon, Q, Time Travel, and Captain's Log.[24]

Streaming[edit]

The digital distribution of the remastered series has been through services such as iTunes and Amazon Video. Seasons 1 and 2 were released on the US, Canadian and UK iTunes stores in early 2013, in both high and standard definition. Seasons 3 and 4 were released on the US and Canadian iTunes stores in the second half of 2013, and on the UK store in March 2014 - again in both high and standard definition. In early 2014, the first four seasons were added to the Australian iTunes Store in both high and standard definition. Both high and standard definition versions of Season 5 were released digitally in the US via Amazon Video and iTunes in early May 2014, and later in the UK, Canadian and Australian iTunes stores. In December 2014, Season 6 was added in both high and standard definition to the US iTunes Store.

The complete series was added to the Netflix streaming service in the US in 2011. In 2015, the series was updated to the high-definition remastered version of the show.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Evolution" and "The Ensigns of Command" were filmed in a different order to that in which they aired.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Nemecek (1995): p. 97
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  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Release information for Star Trek: The Next Generation Archived May 2, 2016, at the Wayback Machine., tvshowsondvd.com. Retrieved November 09, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Complete Remastered Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Complete. Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved November 09, 2014.
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  22. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection listing - region B, Amazon.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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Bibliography[edit]

  • Nemecek, Larry (2003). Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed.). New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-7434-5798-6. 

External links[edit]