Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 7)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation season 7
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Original network Broadcast syndication
Original release September 20, 1993 (1993-09-20) – May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23)
Season chronology
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List of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes

The seventh and final season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation commenced airing in broadcast syndication in the United States on September 20, 1993 and concluded on May 23, 1994 after airing 26 episodes. Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Starfleet starship Enterprise-D.

The season begins with the crew defeating Lore and his group of rogue Borg, resulting in the disassembly of Lore. It continued this theme of family history with most of the episodes. After dealing with Lore, Data also confronts the realization that his "mother" is still alive ("Inheritance"). In "Interface", Geordi attempts to save his mother from a damaged ship and is forced to deal with his loss. Worf meets a future version of his son, Alexander, in "Firstborn" and his foster brother in "Homeward".

Both Troi and Dr. Crusher confront old family secrets in "Dark Page" and "Sub Rosa". Picard also faces challenges with a son he never knew he had in "Bloodlines" and his relationship with his family – past, present, and future – in the series finale "All Good Things..."

The series ends with Q concluding his trial of humanity, giving Picard an opportunity to save all of mankind.


Recurring Characters[edit]


In the following table, episodes are listed by the order in which they aired.

No. in
Title Stardate Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
153 1 "Descent, Part II" 47025.4 Alexander Singer René Echevarria September 20, 1993 (1993-09-20) 13.0[1]
The Borg are being led by Lore. Data falls under his control by being fed negative emotions.
154 2 "Liaisons" Unknown Cliff Bole
  • Teleplay by: Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci & Lisa Rich
    Story by: Roger Eschbacher & Jaq Greenspon
September 27, 1993 (1993-09-27) 12.2[1]
Worf and Troi reluctantly play host to two Iyaaran ambassadors while Picard crashes in a shuttle with another Iyaaran. He is rescued by a human female who exhibits strange behavior. It is revealed that this is the Iyaaran way of learning about other species.
155 3 "Interface" 47215.5 Robert Wiemer Joe Menosky October 4, 1993 (1993-10-04) 11.7[1]
Geordi tries to rescue his mother's starship via a remotely controlled probe.
156 4 "Gambit, Part I" 47135.2 Peter Lauritson
  • Teleplay by: Naren Shankar
    Story by: Christopher Hatton and Naren Shankar
October 11, 1993 (1993-10-11) 11.9[1]
The Enterprise crew investigate the apparent murder of Captain Picard during an archaeological trip. Riker is kidnapped by mercenaries and finds Picard working as part of their crew.
157 5 "Gambit, Part II" 47160.1 Alexander Singer
October 18, 1993 (1993-10-18) 12.0[1]
Picard and Riker help mercenaries collect archaeological artifacts to prevent an ancient Vulcan weapon from falling into the wrong hands.
158 6 "Phantasms" 47225.7 Patrick Stewart Brannon Braga October 25, 1993 (1993-10-25) 12.2[1]
Data experiences strange dreams while the Enterprise has issues with its renewed warp core. But all is not as it seems.
159 7 "Dark Page" 47254.1 Les Landau Hilary J. Bader November 1, 1993 (1993-11-01) 11.6[1]
A psychic breakdown puts Lwaxana Troi in a coma and Deanna works to save her life. This episode features a young Kirsten Dunst playing the little girl Hedril.
160 8 "Attached" 47304.2 Jonathan Frakes Nicholas Sagan November 8, 1993 (1993-11-08) 12.1[1]
Reclusive aliens imprison Picard and Dr. Crusher on charges of espionage. Experimental implants linking their minds telepathically cause them to face their latent feelings for each other.
161 9 "Force of Nature" 47310.2 Robert Lederman Naren Shankar November 15, 1993 (1993-11-15) 11.9[1]
A pair of scientists show that warp drives are harming the fabric of space.
162 10 "Inheritance" 47410.2 Robert Scheerer
  • Teleplay by: Dan Koeppel and René Echevarria
    Story by: Dan Koeppel
November 22, 1993 (1993-11-22) 11.6[1]
Data encounters a woman claiming to be his "mother". He finds out that his "mother" is actually an android, and a copy of Dr. Soong's wife and has to decide whether to tell her the truth or not.
163 11 "Parallels" 47391.2 Robert Wiemer Brannon Braga November 29, 1993 (1993-11-29) 12.8[1]
Worf finds himself randomly shifting between alternate realities, after winning a tournament and celebrating his birthday.
164 12 "The Pegasus" 47457.1 LeVar Burton Ronald D. Moore January 10, 1994 (1994-01-10) 11.9[1]
Riker's former Captain boards the Enterprise to retrieve the USS Pegasus. Picard investigates the circumstances of its loss and finds that there has been a cover-up. Features Terry O'Quinn as Admiral Eric Pressman.
165 13 "Homeward" 47423.9 Alexander Singer
  • Teleplay by: Naren Shankar
    Story by: Spike Steingasser
    Based on material by William N. Stape
January 17, 1994 (1994-01-17) 11.8[1]
Worf's human foster brother violates the Prime Directive to save a doomed primitive race. Despite being told by Worf, not to interfere, he decides not to listen, and the Enterprise is forced to move them to another planet via the holodeck. However, it results in the death of one of the people.
166 14 "Sub Rosa" Unknown Jonathan Frakes
  • Teleplay by: Brannon Braga
    Story by: Jeri Taylor
    Based on material by Jeanna F. Gallo
January 31, 1994 (1994-01-31) 11.5[1]
Dr. Crusher attends her grandmother's funeral and takes on an unusual family tradition. She finds that the house is inhabited by a spirit who is 800 years old, and was her grandmother's lover. She also finds herself having an erotic love affair with the spirit until it is discovered he is just using her.
167 15 "Lower Decks" 47566.7 Gabrielle Beaumont
  • Teleplay by: René Echevarria
    Story by: Ron Wilkerson & Jean Louise Matthias
February 7, 1994 (1994-02-07) 11.9[1]
Junior officers buck for promotion as one of them is assigned the dangerous task of helping a Cardassian spy, and ends in the death of one of them.
168 16 "Thine Own Self" 47611.2 Winrich Kolbe
  • Teleplay by: Ronald D. Moore
    Story by: Christopher Hatton
February 14, 1994 (1994-02-14) 11.4[1]
Data loses his memory after retrieving radioactive fragments on a planet's surface and endangers the humanoid settlement he encounters, while Deanna studies to become a bridge officer.
169 17 "Masks" 47615.2 Robert Wiemer Joe Menosky February 21, 1994 (1994-02-21) 11.8[1]
The Enterprise finds an ancient library that recreates its civilization by taking possession of Data and transforming the ship. Data exhibits symptoms of schitzophrenia.
170 18 "Eye of the Beholder" 47622.1 Cliff Bole
  • Teleplay by: René Echevarria
    Story by: Brannon Braga
February 28, 1994 (1994-02-28) 13.3[1]
Deanna investigates the suicide of a crewman and uncovers a murder that took place during construction of the Enterprise.
171 19 "Genesis" 47653.2 Gates McFadden Brannon Braga March 21, 1994 (1994-03-21) 11.3[1]
A routine medical treatment inadvertently creates a virus that begins to de-evolve the Enterprise crew while Picard and Data are on an away mission. This is the first and only episode to be directed by Gates McFadden, who plays Dr. Crusher.
172 20 "Journey's End" 47751.2 Corey Allen
  • Teleplay by: Ronald D. Moore
    Story by: Shawn Piller and Antonia Napoli
March 28, 1994 (1994-03-28) 11.9[1]
Wesley considers his future as the Enterprise is ordered to remove Native Americans from a planet that is about to fall under Cardassian jurisdiction. Guest stars Richard Poe as Gul Evek, Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher and Tom Jackson as Lakanta. Final appearance of Eric Menyuk as The Traveler.
173 21 "Firstborn" 47779.4 Jonathan West
  • Teleplay by: René Echevarria
    Story by: Mark Kalbfeld
April 25, 1994 (1994-04-25) 11.4[1]
Worf attempts to convince his son Alexander to embrace his warrior heritage. Guest star James Sloyan as K'mtar.
174 22 "Bloodlines" 47829.1 Les Landau Nicholas Sagan May 2, 1994 (1994-05-02) 11.3[1]
DaiMon Bok (guest star Lee Arenberg) returns to exact revenge on Picard by trying to kill the son Picard never knew he had. However, the Doctor, Beverley Crusher, discovers it is an elaborate counterfeit.
175 23 "Emergence" 47869.2 Cliff Bole
  • Teleplay by: Joe Menosky
    Story by: Brannon Braga
May 9, 1994 (1994-05-09) 11.3[1]
The Enterprise becomes an emergent intelligence. It is discovered that The Enterprise is creating a new life form via the holodeck characters.
176 24 "Preemptive Strike" 47941.7 Patrick Stewart
  • Teleplay by: René Echevarria
    Story by: Naren Shankar
May 16, 1994 (1994-05-16) 11.8[1]
Lieutenant Ro graduates from advanced tactical training and is sent by Picard to lure Maquis terrorists into a trap. Guest star Richard Poe as Gul Evek.
"All Good Things..." 47988 Winrich Kolbe Ronald D. Moore & Brannon Braga May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23) 17.4[1]
Picard finds himself being transported between three time periods, thanks to Q, with a spacetime distortion that threatens to destroy reality growing larger in the past, and smaller in the future.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Star Trek: The Next Generation Nielsen Ratings – Season 7". TrekNation. Archived from the original on October 5, 2000. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 

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