TNG at 35!

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by WarpFactorZ, Sep 28, 2022.

  1. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Pure luck. I’m pretty sure he didn’t know and it was the first broadcast, not a rerun.
     
  2. Oddish

    Oddish Admiral Admiral

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    I also remember seeing a picture of the new Enterprise-D in the paper, before the series began. Wasn't sure what to think at the time. For me, the primary Enterprise was the one in the movies.
     
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  3. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    2. Is that available somewhere?
    3. I was wondering if people felt disappointed that a movie tune was simply reused :D
    4. ILM ;)
     
  4. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They mispronounce his name in every episode ;) both his given and family name.
    I always found that to be a particularly weird thing about TNG. They have a main character who's French but fail consistently to pronounce his name in the correct French way...in a show where they regularly have to memorize the pronunciation of made up names...
     
  5. Vger23

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    And here are the countdown to premier promos:

     
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  6. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    An Annndroooooiiid!!! :D
    That's a lot of TMP and WOK in there XD
     
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  7. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Here's the electronic press kit sent out to all the affiliate stations so they could do stories about TNG's premier:



    I had a copy of this on a VHS tape that I won at a convention. This is where I first learned that Troi was originally supposed to be the "Spock" of the show—cool, rational, and the brains. But as Sirtis said, once Troi got cleavage her brain went away. And when she lost her cleavage, her brain came back and suddenly she's the expert in Romulans!
     
  8. Commander Troi

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    Very cool! Thanks, Ryan! I'm fascinated that there was no feature on Spiner.
     
  9. WarpTenLizard

    WarpTenLizard Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Very baffling. By my time, we had our own supply of blank VHS tapes and a VCR ready to tape "Voyager," and sometimes TNG, when the reruns were on.
     
  10. Tuesday

    Tuesday Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Was about 10 and watching it on the small TV at my grandparents house❤️
     
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  11. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I remember renting the Farpoint VHS from the local shop that did vhs rentals, 50p for the night, i think that was about 1988 here in the UK.
     
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  12. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    Before TNG started here I saw a picture of the crew in a magazine and I thought Data was the captain because he wore a yellow uniform and I was only familiar with TOS.

    This is the picture, I still remember them standing on the rocks:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Got my first VHS (hand me down with pop-up loader) in the early 90's, began building early TNG (and TOS) libraries from reruns, and TNG first runs starting that year onward.

    Never missed new episodes of all series all the way until the last episode of ENT. Somewhere along that time I upgraded to a new VCR as they became affordable. At its peak, 6 commercial free first run episodes per tape.

    Soon after, (the next year!) the Trek DVD seasons started dropping monthly (had already got a DVD player for the home video craze.) I began giving my VHS away as I got the sets.

    Not enough can be said for how TNG revitalized Trek in my life.

    Happy Anniversary!
     
  14. Tuesday

    Tuesday Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Haha yeah I still don't fully understand the difference between red/gold uniforms...
     
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  15. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

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    TOS:
    Gold: Command
    Red: Engineering and Security
    Blue: Science and medical staff

    But the distinction wasn't always clear, sometimes they'd put guest stars in uniforms of the wrong color because they looked better in them and Uhura switched from gold to red after her first filmed episode presumably for the same reason.

    For TNG gold and red were switched.
     
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  16. Tuesday

    Tuesday Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Yeah I think they still got it mixed up for TNG since Wesley and some other random low level guys had the red uniforms too...now that I think of it why does Boimler/Mariner in Lower Decks have red too...?
     
  17. shapeshifter

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    Neither did the Producers. lol
     
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  18. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

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    Watched "...Farpoint" when it premiered, then wore out the VHS tape I recorded it on over the next week waiting for the next episode.
     
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  19. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'll have TNG on the rocks, please.
     
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  20. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It always makes me feel old when things which were new when I was young celebrate milestones like this.