The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

In which century does the series take place?

The first episode is set in the year 2364.

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Which frightening antagonists are cyborgs that often attack the Enterprise?

The hive mind and incredible power of these beings made for a formidable opponent.

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In which year did the series debut on television?

It ran from 1987 to 1994.

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

He believed that keeping a captive animal was at odds with the crew's ethics.

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

The Romulans also hail from another planet, named Romulus.

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

And the advanced technologies (and special effects) are evident

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

He plays poker with other notable scientists.

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

She's the philosophical bartender.

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

16 minutes of commercials rounded out the hour-long slot.

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Who else was considered for the part of Geordi LaForge?

Imagine Snipes doing spots for "Reading Rainbow."

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

The eyebrows sort of give it away.

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

It's enough to keep even obsessive Trekkies busy for a while.

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What is the ultimate goal of the Borg?

They seek to combine organic life with the benefits of artificial components.

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Deanna Troi is half human, half what?

She is the emotional genius of the crew.

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In which season does arch-nemesis Q first appear?

He would harass the crew for years to come.

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

Who knew that "Data" had such a creative streak?

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

The crew capacity was higher than with previous versions of the ship.

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

But they opted to keep the ship.

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Which actor plays Q?

His trademark smirk makes the character work.

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

He was a cop before he patrolled the stars as a Klingon.

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How many viewers did the show average per week?

It was consistently one of the top-ranking dramas each season.

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

It was one of the highest budgets for a drama of this era.

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

It is the "D" version, or NCC-1701-D

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What phrase do the Borg use to intimidate their victims?

And often, they are correct.

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What does Q derisively call humans in the first episode?

Q's low view of humans continues for many years.

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

Fortunately, one producer convinced them it was a bad idea.

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

The place probably stunk to high heaven for a while.

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

One script had Lore as a female android but that was dropped for the twin concept.

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

Hopefully our future selves don't regress to that particular technology.

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

She was fired but a letter-writing campaign (and Patrick Stewart) helped restore her character.

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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?

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