More than ten years have passed since Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired. Even though on its initial running the series was not successful, The Next Generation was not repeating the past. It was forging a new future. The fight to bring back Kirk and his crew that had been waged throughout the seventies was no longer a battle that could be won. The Star Trek films and the individual careers of the key cast members were too successful for the Original Series' crew ever to be lured back to the weekly grind of episodic television production. So with a grand leap of faith, Paramount had agreed to the concept of setting the next series a century ahead of the first, and going forward with an all-new cast of characters. The long-awaited second Star Trek television series become official on October 10, 1986, seventeen years after the first series had been canceled. Fortunately, there were enough fans who were open-minded enough to take a chance with the new show, which ultimately vaulted The Next Generation into heights of popularity during its critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning seven-year run. By the time The Next Generation blasted off into its third season, the show's popularity was firmly entrenched and growing. The series had overcome its share of obstacles but it had finally found its footing in Season 3. The Next Generation was the start of something special and it became quite popular, quite successful. People had embraced the new remarkable family of characters. Thus, Star Trek: The Next Generation has become the best Star Trek series of all time.
Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker (First Officer)
LeVar Burton as Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge (Chief of Engineer)
Michael Dorn as Lt. Commander Worf (Chief of Security)
Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher (Chief Medical Officer)
Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi (Ship's Counselor)
Brent Spiner as Lt. Commander Data (Chief Science Officer)
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