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Star Trek: The Next Generation

(Star Trek: The Next Generation)

 Season 1

26 Episodes

Episodes from the first season

1 - ENCOUNTER AT FARPOINT (1/2)

Score
6.0
1 vote

Original title : Encounter at Farpoint (1/2)
First Aired : 28.09.1987 (USA) 10.12.1996 (FRANCE)
Director : Corey Allen
Writing credits : D.C. Fontana & Gene Roddenberry
Cast : DeForrest Kelly (Dr. McCoy), Michael Bell (Groppler Zorn), Jimmy Ortega (Lt. Torres), Carey Hiroyuki (Mandarin Bailiff), Timothy Dang (Security Guard), David Erskine (Bandi Shopkeeper), Chuck Hicks (Military Officer), Evelyn Guerrero (Ensign), John de Lancie (Q), Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brian)


The Story : Stardate: 41153.7. The new captain of the recently built U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Captain Jean Luc Picard, takes the crew on their first mission: to discover the secret of Farpoint Station. During their journey, they encounter an omnipotent being known as Q, who accuses humanity of barbarism, and places them on trial. Jean-Luc must prove otherwise, or the human race will be annihilated.
Note : In the first season, Worf and Geordi were known as the rank JG, or Junior Grade. Later, Worf would become a Lt., and Geordi a Lt. Commander, and chief of Engineering.

2 - ENCOUNTER AT FARPOINT (2/2)

Score
6.0
1 vote

Original title : Encounter at Farpoint (2/2)
First Aired : 28.09.1987 (USA) 10.12.1996 (FRANCE)
Director : Corey Allan
Writing credits : D.C. Fontana & Gene Roddenberry
Cast : DeForrest Kelly (Dr. McCoy), Michael Bell (Groppler Zorn), Jimmy Ortega (Lt. Torres), Carey Hiroyuki (Mandarin Bailiff), Timothy Dang (Security Guard), David Erskine (Bandi Shopkeeper), Chuck Hicks (Military Officer), Evelyn Guerrero (Ensign), John de Lancie (Q), Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brian)


The Story : Stardate: 41153.7. The new captain of the recently built U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Captain Jean Luc Picard, takes the crew on their first mission: to discover the secret of Farpoint Station. During their journey, they encounter an omnipotent being known as Q, who accuses humanity of barbarism, and places them on trial. Jean-Luc must prove otherwise, or the human race will be annihilated.

3 - THE NAKED NOW

Score
8.0
2 votes

Original title : The Naked Now
First Aired : 05.10.1987 (USA) 17.12.1996 (FRANCE)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : J. Michael Bingham From a Story by John D.F. Black & J. Michael Bingham
Cast : Brooke Bundy (Sarah McDougal), Benjamin W.S. Lum (Jim Shimoda), Michael Rider (Transporter Chief), David Yennan (Conn), Skip Skellrecht (Engineering Crewman), Kenny Koch (Kissing Crewman)


The Story : Stardate: 41209.2. The crew of the Enterprise are infected with a virus they contracted while examining the mysterious deaths of the entire crew onboard the Starship Tsilkovsky.
Note : The virus in this episode was introduced in the original series episode, The Naked Time. D.C. Fontana used her pseudonym J. Michael Bingham on this episode since she was relativly unhappy with Gene Roddenberry's additions to the shooting script.

4 - CODE OF HONOR

Score
7.0
1 vote

Original title : Code of Honor
First Aired : 12.10.1987 (USA) 24.12.1996 (FRANCE)
Director : Russ Mayberry
Writing credits : Kathryn Powers & Michael Baron
Cast : Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (Lutan), Karole Selmon (Yareena), James Louis Watkins (Hagon), Michael Rider (Transporter Chief)


The Story : Stardate: 41235.25. Tasha Yar must fight for her life, and a vaccine, to save a race of people when she is kidnapped and forced to battle with her abductor's wife.

5 - THE LAST OUTPOST

Score
9.0
1 vote

Original title : The Last Outpost
First Aired : 19.10.1987 (USA) 31.12.1996 (FRANCE)
Director : Herbert Wright[Richard Krzemien]
Writing credits : Richard Colla
Cast : Armin Shimerman (Letek), Jake Dengel (Mordoc), Tracey Walter (Kayron), Mike Gomez (DaiMon Taar), Darryl Henriques (Portal)


The Story : Stardate: 41386.4. A powerful entity disables the Enterprise and a Ferengi ship. Their only means of escape is if they can correctly answer the riddles he asks.
Note : Armin Shimerman, more commonly known as the Ferengi barman, Quark, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, makes a guest appearance as the Ferengi, Letek.

6 - WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE

Score
9.0
1 vote

Original title : Where No One Has Gone Before
First Aired : 26.10.1987 (USA) 07.01.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Ron Bowman
Writing credits : Diane Duane & Michael Reaves
Cast : Stanley Kamel (Kosinski), Eric Menyuk (The Traveler), Charles Dayton (Crew Member), Biff Yeager (Lt. Cmdr. Argyle), Herta Ware (Yvette Gessard Picard), Victoria Dillard (Ballerina)


The Story : Stardate: 41263.1. The Enterprise is flung across space into a distant galaxy billions of light years away when a propulsion engineer, and his mysterious companion, attempt to re-design the ship's engine systems.
Note : While Duane and Reaves are credited for this episode, the shooting script was completly rewritten by producer Maurice Hurley. The original script can be found in various stages of completeness on Reaves' and Duane's web pages.

7 - LONELY AMONG US

Score
7.0
1 vote

Original title : Lonely Among Us
First Aired : 02.11.1987 (USA) 14.01.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Cliff Bole
Writing credits : D.C. Fontana From a Story by Michael Halperin
Cast : Marc Alaimo (Antican Delegate), Colm Meany (First Security Guard), Kavi Raz (Lt. Cmdr. Singh), John Durbin (Ssestar)


The Story : Stardate: 41249.3. Picard's mind is taken over by an energy field that the Enterprise passes through.
Note : Marc Alaimo, better known for his role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the infamous Gul Dukat, makes a guest appearance in the episode as the Antican Delegate. Colm Meaney, who later portrays Miles O'Brien, is seen in this episode as a security guard. The character is not formally introduced until the second season episode 'The Measure of a Man." Singh had the dubious honor of being the first Enterprise-D crewman killed on the series.

8 - JUSTICE

Score
7.0
1 vote

Original title : Justice
First Aired : 09.11.1987 (USA) 21.01.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : James L. Conway
Writing credits : Worley Thorne From a Story by Ralph Wills & Worley Thorne
Cast : Josh Clark (Conn Officer), Brenda Bakke (Rivan), Jay Louden (Liator)


The Story : Stardate: 41255.6. Picard is forced to choose between friendship, and the Prime Directive, when Wesley Crusher accidently breaks the law and is therefore sentenced to death while on Rubicon III.

9 - THE BATTLE

Score
8.0
2 votes

Original title : The Battle
First Aired : 16.11.1987 (USA) 28.01.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Rob Bowman
Writing credits : Herbert Wright From a Story by Larry Forrester
Cast : Robert Towers (Rata), Doug Warhit (Kazago)


The Story : Stardate: 41723.9. The Ferengi hand over an old ship which Picard once captained: the U.S.S. Stargazer. However, a mind altering device that has been planted on board alters Picard's mind to make him think that he is reliving a past battle, and the target is the Enterprise.
Note : This episode is tied in with the episode near then end of the show, Bloodlines. If you have only seen one, the other may also be vital to understand the whole plot.

10 - HIDE AND Q

Score
6.0
1 vote

Original title : Hide and Q
First Aired : 23.11.1987 (USA) 04.02.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Cliff Bole
Writing credits : C.J. Holland & Gene Roddenberry From a Story by C.J. Holland
Cast : John de Lancie (Q)


The Story : Stardate: 41590.5. Q places the senior crew of the Enterprise in a war game that pits them against a boar-faced, Napoleonic enemy.
Note : Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), does not appear in this episode.

11 - HAVEN

Score
5.0
1 vote

Original title : Haven
First Aired : 30.11.1987 (USA) 11.02.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Richard Compton
Writing credits : Tracy Torme From a Story by Tracy Torme & Lan O'Kun
Cast : Rob Knepper (Wyatt Miller), Carel Struycken (Mr. Homm), Nan Martin (Victoria Miller), Robert Ellenstein (Steven Miller), Anna Katarina (Valeda Wrenn), Danitza Kingsley (Ariana), Raye Birk (Wrenn), Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi), Armin Shimmerman (The Gift Box)


The Story : Stardate: 41294.6. Lwaxana pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise and announces the pre-arranged marriage of Deanna to the son of her late husband's best friend.

12 - THE BIG GOODBYE

Score
5.0
1 vote

Original title : The Big Goodbye
First Aired : 11.01.1988 (USA) 18.02.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Joseph L. Scanlan
Writing credits : Tracy Torme
Cast : Lawrence Tierney (Cyrus Redblock), Harvey Jason (Felix Leech), David Selburg (Whalen), William Boyett (Dan Bell), Gary Armagnal (Lt. McNary), Dick Miller (Vendor)


The Story : Stardate: 41997.7. Picard, Dr. Crusher and Data are placed in great danger when the holodeck malfunctions while they are running a Dixon Hill program, which pits them against 1940's mobsters.

13 - DATALORE

Score
7.0
1 vote

Original title : Datalore
First Aired : 18.01.1988 (USA) 25.02.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Rob Bowman
Writing credits : Robert Lewin, Gene Roddenberry From a Story by Robert Lewin & Maurice Hurley
Cast : Brent Spiner (Lore), Biff Yeager (Lt. Cmdr. Argyle)


The Story : Stardate: 41242.4. The crew of the Enterprise find android parts that are identical to Data's while they are exploring his homeworld. When assembled, an 'evil' twin of Data is created and named 'Lore'.
Note : Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), does not appear in this episode. Data's evil twin Lore, who appears several times through the series, is introduced in this episode.

14 - ANGEL ONE

Score
8.0
1 vote

Original title : Angel One
First Aired : 25.01.1988 (USA) 04.03.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Michael Rhodes
Writing credits : Patrick Barry
Cast : Karen Montgomery (Beata), Sam Hennings (Ramsey), Patricia McPherson (Ariel), Leonard John Crowfoot (Trent)


The Story : Stardate: 41636.9. The Enterprise discovers the male crew of a crashed Federation freighter are hiding as fugitives on the planet Angel One, which is dominated and ruled by women.

15 - 11001001

Score
8.0
1 vote

Original title : 11001001
First Aired : 01.02.1988 (USA) 11.03.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Paul Lynch
Writing credits : Maurice Hurley & Robert Lewin
Cast : Carolyn McCormick (Minuet), Gene Dynarski (Cmdr. Orfil Quinteros), Jack Sheldon (Piano Player)


The Story : Stardate: 41365.9. While undergoing repairs, the Bynar Engineers steal the Enterprise to save their planet from destruction.
Note : Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), does not appear in this episode.

16 - TOO SHORT A SEASON

Score
6.0
1 vote

Original title : Too Short a Season
First Aired : 08.02.1988 (USA) 18.03.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Rob Bowman
Writing credits : Michael Michaelin & D.C. Fontana From a Story by Michael Michaelin
Cast : Clayton Rohner (Admiral Mark Jameson), Michael Pataki (Karnas), Marsha Hunt (Anne Jameson)


The Story : Stardate: 41309.5. The ageing and terminally ill Starfleet Admiral Mark Jameson, who is negotiating the release of hostages, suddenly begins growing younger through an unexplained phenomenon.
Note : Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), does not appear in this episode.

17 - WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS

Score
6.0
1 vote

Original title : When The Bough Breaks
First Aired : 15.02.1988 (USA) 25.03.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Kim Manners
Writing credits : Hannah Louise Shearer
Cast : Jerry Hardin (Radue), Jandi Swasnon (Katie), Brenda Strong (Rashella), Paul Lambert (Melian), Amy Wheaton (Tara), Jeremy Wheaton (Mason)


The Story : Stardate: 41509.1. The children of the Enterprise, including Wesley Crusher, are abducted by a race of sterile people who are unable to have children of their own.

18 - HOME SOIL

Score
8.0
1 vote

Original title : Home Soil
First Aired : 22.02.1988 (USA) 01.04.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Corey Allan
Writing credits : Robert Sabaroff From a Story by Karl Guers, Ralph Sanchez & Robert Sabaroff
Cast : Walter Gotell (Kurt Mandl), Elizabeth Lindsey (Louisa Kim), Gerard Prendergast (Bjorn Benson), Mario Roccuzzo (Arthur Malencon)


The Story : Stardate: 41463.9. The members of an away team investigating the death of an engineer encounter vengeful microscopic life forms.

19 - COMING OF AGE

Score
6.0
1 vote

Original title : Coming of Age
First Aired : 14.03.1988 (USA) 08.04.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Mike Vejar
Writing credits : Sandy Fries
Cast : Ward Costello (Admiral Gregroy Quinn), Robert Schenkkan (Lt. Cmdr. Dexter Remmick), John Putch (Mordock), Robert Ito (Tac. Officer Chang), Stephen Gregory (Jake Kurland), Tasia Valenza (T'Shanik), Estee Chandler (Oliana Mirren), Robert Riordan (Rondon)


The Story : Stardate: 41416.2. Picard is offered a promotion to Admiral, which he declines. Wesley takes the entrance exam to Starfleet Academy.

20 - HEART OF GLORY

Score
8.0
1 vote

Original title : Heart of Glory
First Aired : 21.03.1988 (USA) 15.04.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Rob Bowman
Writing credits : Maurice Hurley From a Story by Maurice Hurley, Herbert Wright & D.C. Fontana
Cast : Vaughn Armstrong (Cmdr. Korris), Charles H. Hyman (Lt. Konmel), David Froman (K'nera), Robert Bauer (Kunivas), Dennis Madalone (Ramos)


The Story : Stardate: 41503.7. Two Klingons, rescued by the Enterprise, try to take over the ship.
Note : Counselor Troi (Marina Sirtis), and Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), do not appear in this episode.

21 - THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM

Score
7.0
1 vote

Original title : The Arsenal of Freedom
First Aired : 11.04.1988 (USA) 22.04.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Les Landau
Writing credits : Richard Manning, Hans Beimler From a Story by Maurice Hurley & Robert Lewin
Cast : Vincent Schiavelli (Peddler), Marco Rodriguez (Capt. Paul Rice), Vyto Ruginis (Chief Engineer Logan), Julia Nickson (Ensign Lian T'Su), George de la Pena (Lt. Jnr. Grade. Orfil Solis)


The Story : Stardate: 41798.2. The crew encounters bizarre phenomena while searching for the missing U.S.S. Drake.
Note : Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), does not appear in this episode.

22 - SYMBIOSIS

Score
7.0
1 vote

Original title : Symbiosis
First Aired : 18.04.1988 (USA) 29.04.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Win Phelps
Writing credits : Robert Lewin, Richard Manning & Hans Beimler From a Story by Robert Lewin
Cast : Judson Scott (Sobi), Merritt Butrick (T'Jon), Richard Line-back (Romas), Kimberly Farr (Langor)


The Story : Picard attempts to break an ancient co-dependency between two species on one planet without violating the Prime Directive.
Note : Merrit Butrick previously played Captian Kirk's son David in "Star Trek II- The Wraith of Khan" and "Star Trek III- The Search for Spock" Judson Scott previously played Joachim is "Star Trek II- The Wraith of Khan". This episode, filmed after "Skin of Evil", was Denise Crosby's last playing Lt. Yar. If you look closely near the end of the episode, you can see Denise Crosby waving to the camera as Captian Picard and Dr. Crusher leave the Cargo Bay.

23 - SKIN OF EVIL

Score
9.0
1 vote

Original title : Skin of Evil
First Aired : 25.04.1988 (USA) 06.05.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Joseph L. Scanlan
Writing credits : Joseph Stefano & Hannah Louise Shearer From a Story by Joseph Stefano
Cast : Mart McCesney (Armus), Walker Boone (Assistant Chief Engineer Lynch), Brad Zerbst (Nurse), Raymond Forchion (Lt. Ben Prieto)


The Story : Stardate: 41601.3. When Troi's shuttle crashes on an alien planet, a new being is discovered: an entity that thrives on the suffering of others. The rescue attempt results in the death of Lt. Tasha Yar.
Note : Although Tasha Yar is killed in this episode, Denise Crosby's name continues to appear on the opening credits until the end of the season.

24 - WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS

Score
8.0
1 vote

Original title : We'll Always Have Paris
First Aired : 02.05.1988 (USA) 13.05.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Robert Becker
Writing credits : Deborah Dean Davis & Hannah Louise Shearer
Cast : Rod Loomis (Dr. Paul Manheim), Isabel Lorca (Gabrielle), Dan Kern (Lt. Dean), Jean-Paul Vignon (Edouard), Lance Spellerberg (Chief Herbert)


The Story : Stardate: 41697.9. Picard meets an old flame, who is now married to a scientist that accidentally rips the fabric of space and inadvertently creates a new dimension.
Note : Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), does not appear in this episode.

25 - CONSPIRACY

Score
9.0
1 vote

Original title : Conspiracy
First Aired : 09.05.1988 (USA) 20.05.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : Cliff Bole
Writing credits : Tracy Torme From a Story by Robert Sabaroff
Cast : Henry Darrow (Admiral Savar), Ward Costello (Admiral Quinn), Robert Shenkkan (Lt. Cmdr. Dexter Remmick), Jonathan Farwell (Capt. Walker Keel), Ray Reinhardt (Admiral Aaron), Michael Berryman (Capt. Rixx), Ursaline Bryant (Capt. Tryla Scott)


The Story : Stardate: 41775.5. Picard suspects a large-scale conspiracy when he witnesses strange behaviour among Starfleet's high ranking officers.
Note : Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), does not appear in this episode.

26 - THE NEUTRAL ZONE

Score
9.0
1 vote

Original title : The Neutral Zone
First Aired : 16.05.1988 (USA) 27.05.1997 (FRANCE)
Director : James L. Conway
Writing credits : Maurice Hurley From a Story by Deborah McIntyre
Cast : Marc Alaimo (Cmdr. Tebok), Anthony James (Sub-Cmdr. Thei), Leon Rippy (Sonny Clemonds), Gracie Harrison (Clare Raymond), Peter Mark Richman (Ralph Offenhouse)


The Story : Stardate: 41986.0. An old 20th century probe is carrying three cryogenically frozen humans is detected by the Enterprise while en route to The Neutral Zone to confront Romulans.
Note : Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), does not appear in this episode.