Star Trek Pin-up #46 FRAMED Crew of The Next Generation


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The Enterprise is commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and is staffed by first officer Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes), operations manager Data (Brent Spiner), ship’s counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), chief medical officer Dr. Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden), conn officer Lieutenant Geordi La Forge (Levar Burton), and junior officer Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn). Also pictured are Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) and Beverly Crusher’s son, Wesley (Wil Weaton). Star Trek: The Next Generation (often abbreviated to TNG) is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series as part of the Star Trek franchise. Roddenberry, Maurice Hurley, Rick Berman and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout the production.

The series is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy; the first season takes place in the year 2364, 100 years after the start of the five-year mission of the Enterprise described in the original series, which began in 2264. It features a new crew and a new starship Enterprise. Patrick Stewart’s voice-over introduction during each episode’s opening credits stated the starship’s purpose, updated from the original to represent an open-ended “mission”, and to be gender-neutral: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

It premiered the week of September 28, 1987, to 27 million viewers, with the two-hour pilot “Encounter at Farpoint”. In total, 178 episodes were made, ending with the two-hour finale “All Good Things…” the week of May 23, 1994.

The series (1987–94) was broadcast in first-run syndication with dates and times varying among individual television stations. Three additional Star Trek spin-offs followed The Next Generation: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999), Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001), and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005). The series formed the basis of the seventh to tenth Star Trek films, and is also the setting of numerous novels, comic books, and video games.

In its seventh season, Star Trek: The Next Generation became the first and only syndicated television series to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Series. The series received a number of accolades including 18 Emmy Awards, two Hugo Awards, five Saturn Awards and a Peabody Award.

Paramount executive Rick Berman was assigned to the show at Roddenberry’s request. Roddenberry hired a number of Star Trek veterans, including Bob Justman, D. C. Fontana, Eddie Milkis and David Gerrold. Early proposals for the series included one in which some of the original series cast might appear as “elder statesmen”, and Roddenberry speculated as late as October 1986 that the new series might not even use a spaceship, as “people might travel by some other means” 100 years after the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). A more lasting change was his new belief that workplace interpersonal conflict would no longer exist in the future; thus, the new series did not have parallels to the frequent “crusty banter” between Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy. According to series actor Patrick Stewart, Berman was more receptive than Roddenberry to the show addressing political issues.

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