Talk:List of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes

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Rewriting the listings[edit]

I'm working to adjust the page to include writers and directors, as well as reworking the column ordering, just like I've done on List of Star Trek: The Original Series episodes. I based my changes on the featured list, List of 30 Rock Episodes. I also rewrote the entire page header, added in DVD release info (along with a picture of the Region 1 DVD set). Comments would be appreciated. Aatrek (talk) 20:29, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Seasons 1-3 need to be fixed! Where are the episode numbers columns featured in Seasons 4-7? Episode numbers make quick reference much easier, for any television series. This needs to be addressed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:02, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm working on it, albeit a bit more slowly than I expected. I'm almost finished with List of TOS episodes (on it's way to becoming a Featured List), and then I'll finish TNG over here. If everything goes well, I expect the list here to resemble the TOS list. -- Aatrek / TALK 19:37, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
I just noticed this talk thread (after reworking season 1). I found this article in pretty poor shape, format-wise, and it's been a year since the last update here, so I'm going to tackle applying the template to Seasons 2-7 as with Season 1. Since there doesn't appear to be a universally-used format (even among featured episode lists), a uniform one is better than a non-uniform one, at least until something better can be found. --Fru1tbat (talk) 19:41, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Listing 308 "The Price" has a typo that needs to be fixed: "Troi falls in love with a charismatic negotiator who vies for rights to a wormhole. But several different groups are after the wormhole as it 5 be the only known stable wormhole in existence. Guest star Dan Shor as Dr. Arridor." I will change "5 be" to "may be" as in the episode it is stated: "The first and only stable wormhole known to exist." Based on the ending, I do think "may be" is better than "is." Its all relatives (talk) 08:07, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Oops. Regular expressions are wonderful. Unless a month name happens to be a normal word as well... --Fru1tbat (talk) 22:32, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

- I don't know what the wikipedia style standards are but can we remove the quote marks from around the episode title names? It makes it especially difficult to select just the title names for copying. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:31, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Recent edits[edit]

In case anyone is paying attention, I have made edits to this list to mirror those of the featured List of Stargate SG-1 episodes. I hope to bring this list up to feature-standard. Cheers, Fang Aili talk 18:44, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Episode ledes[edit]

The lede sections of pretty much all the episodes from season 2 onwards are in this format:

""Elementary, Dear Data" is the 29th episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The third episode of the second season."

That sentence fragment at the end is very ugly and unwieldy. I'd be in favour of going through and changing them to something along the lines of this:

""Elementary, Dear Data" is the third episode of the second season of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the 29th episode overall."

Does anyone have any objections to this, or alternative suggestions? Euchrid (talk) 22:17, 25 November 2012 (UTC)


The "Pamela Davis" teleplay author of Night Terrors links to a fictional soap opera character in Wikipedia. It should link to a real person. I don't know who but it's not correct the way it's currently listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ncr100 (talkcontribs) 06:18, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Featured actors?[edit]

Seems a very bizarre thing to have in an episode listing and to me it borders on original research. Is there an official source these supposed featured actors can be linked to to help authenticate them? Otherwise they should not be there. Mmm commentaries (talk) 12:05, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

I agree, it feels strange and seems like Wikipedia:OR. I recommend striking this information. 87Fan (talk) 17:06, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I agree as well. I'm taking on this list, so I'll update as I go. Shatner (talk) 17:04, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

I have to disagree, being able to see a brief plot synopsis along with the characters who are key to each episode makes the article much more useful and informative. (talk) 12:25, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Informative, maybe, but it's still WP:OR. The short plot synopsis should clearly indicate which characters feature prominently. Leave calling them out separately for the fan wikis. --Fru1tbat (talk) 12:29, 20 April 2016 (UTC)