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Spin-Off Special: Star Trek – The Next Generation: In which we learn that we have World War III and drugged soldiers to look forward to

Better late than never, it’s a Pilot Era post

Pilot Era

First aired: 26th September 1987

Cast :

Patrick Stewart – Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes – Commander Will Riker

Brent Spiner – Lieutenant Commander Data

Michael Dorn – Lieutenant Worf

Denise Crosbie – Lieutenant Tasha Yar

Levar Burton – Lieutenant Geordi LaForge

Gates McFadden – Doctor Beverley Crusher

Marina Sirtis – Counsellor Deanna Troi

Michael Bell – GropplerZorn

Will Wheaton – Wesley Crusher

John deLancie – Q

Spin Off Specifics:

Where did is spin-off from? Star Trek

When did it spin-off from? This season started 19 years after the original series ended.

What is different? It’s premise remains the same, the adventures of the Enterprise, but it’s 100 years later and as such a new crew, new technologies and new uniforms.

Was it necessary? Not as such, but recent movies had really envigorated peoples love of the franchise, inspiring this return to Trek on TV.

How did it compare? Very…

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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