I must admit that I missed the initial premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation when it appeared on television- September 28, 1987. But a friend of mine had taped it on VHS, so I quickly caught up with Captain Picard and the gang. Who would have guessed that this show would help create three more Star Trek themed television series? Heck, hindsight makes it pretty clear that the first season of Next Generation wasn’t even that great– but that didn’t stop 27 million people from watching “Encounter at Farpoint!”
If you want a great, quick read about the making of Next Generation, I heartily recommend you download a copy of “Memories of the Future- Volume 1” by Wil Wheaton. Very funny, and absolutely honest about the entire way the show was written, directed, acted and produced. Available for you Kindle owners, or you can listen to the podcast that started the fun here.
Anybody care to share their favorite Next Gen Season One episodes? I will admit a weakness for the episode “Heart of Glory” (because Klingons kick ass!).