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The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Quiz
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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (TNG) was a star-studded success for this space franchise. How much do you know about Captain Picard and company?

In which century does the series take place?

  • 24th century
  • 22nd century
  • 26th century

Which frightening antagonists are cyborgs that often attack the Enterprise?

  • The Ferengi
  • The Cardassians
  • The Borg

In which year did the series debut on television?

  • 1987
  • 1993
  • 1995

What did Patrick Stewart hate about the set of the captain's ready room?

  • It had an exercise bike.
  • It had a bar with alcoholic drinks.
  • It had a fish tank.

Remus is a planet that's home to which race?

  • Klingon
  • Romulans
  • Cardassians

"The Next Generation's" story takes place roughly how long after the original "Star Trek?"

  • About 300 years later
  • About 200 years later
  • About 100 years later

Who is the only person to play themselves on an episode?

  • Edwin Hubble
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Shaquille O'Neal

What is the name of Whoopi Goldberg's character in the show?

  • Ogawa
  • Ro Laren
  • Guinan

How long were "The Next Generation's" episodes?

  • 39 minutes
  • 44 minutes
  • 52 minutes

Who else was considered for the part of Geordi LaForge?

  • Wesley Snipes
  • Denzel Washington
  • Will Smith

The Romulans have a family tree that joins them to which other race?

  • Vulcans
  • Humans
  • Klingons

In total, how many "Next Generation" episodes were made?

  • 163
  • 149
  • 176

What is the ultimate goal of the Borg?

  • to blow up Earth
  • to destroy all life
  • to achieve perfection

Deanna Troi is half human, half what?

  • Betazoid
  • Romulan
  • Vulcan

In which season does arch-nemesis Q first appear?

  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3

Which actor released a Sinatra-tinged album called, "Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back" during his tenure on the show?

  • Jonathan Frakes
  • Brent Spiner
  • Patrick Steward

What is the number of crew members aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise?

  • 478
  • 1012
  • 1896

One early concept for the show used what technology to transport crew members from planet to planet instead of a ship?

  • Teleporter
  • Worm hole
  • Rip in the space-time continuum

Which actor plays Q?

  • Brian Bonsall
  • John de Lancie
  • Robert O'Reilly

Michael Dorn (Worf) appeared many times on which popular cop show?

  • "Columbo"
  • "Magnum P.I."
  • "CHiPs"

How many viewers did the show average per week?

  • 8 million
  • 13 million
  • 20 million

What was the average per-episode cost of Season 1?

  • $1.3 million
  • $2.4 million
  • $3.1 million

How many versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise existed before the one in "TNG?"

  • three
  • four
  • six

What phrase do the Borg use to intimidate their victims?

  • "Humans are such easy prey."
  • "Resistance is futile."
  • "We are legion."

What does Q derisively call humans in the first episode?

  • self-destructive lunatics
  • dangerously savage child-race
  • idiotic baby barbarians

Early in the creative process, producers almost gave Deanna Troi three of what body part?

  • breasts
  • eyes
  • arms

In order to build the ship's bridge, the staff first had to evict what from the soundstage?

  • feral cats
  • a group of five homeless people
  • rats

What was the name of Data's twin, who appeared in multiple episodes?

  • Torre
  • Mode
  • Lore

Which obsolete technology appeared on a Borg ship during one episode?

  • a CD player
  • a floppy diskette drive
  • an ancient microwave

Which character disappeared after the first season and then reappeared in Season 3?

  • Beverly Crusher
  • Katharine Pulaski
  • Lieutenant Worf