Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series which aired in syndication from September 1987 through May 1994. It is the second live action series of the Star Trek franchise, and comprises a total of 178 episodes over seven seasons. The series picks up about 100 years after the original series takes place.
The cast for the show's seven seasons consisted of Patrick Stewart as captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as his second-in-command William Riker, Brent Spiner as the android Data, LeVar Burton as chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Marina Sirtis as counselor Deanna Troi, Michael Dorn as the Klingon Worf, and Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher. McFadden left the show after the first season and was replaced with Diana Muldaur, but McFadden returned for the third season and would remain with the cast until the series finale. Wil Wheaton starred as Wesley Crusher in seasons 1–4, returning for guest appearances in seasons 5 and 7. Denise Crosby played chief security officer Tasha Yar in the first season but was killed off in the episode "Skin of Evil". Crosby would return for several guest appearances in later seasons.
The Next Generation cast also appears in four feature films, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis.
The television episodes are listed here in chronological order by original air date, which match the episode order in each season's DVD set. This list also includes the stardate on which the events of each episode took place within the fictional Star Trek universe.
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