Star Trek: The Next Generation


'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Season 1 Episodes

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1

The first season of the American television science fiction show Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in the United States on September 28, 1987 through first-run syndication, and concluded on May 16, 1988. The season consisted of one feature-length episode, entitled "Encounter at Farpoint", and 24 additional episodes with a run time of 44 minutes each. The show followed the first adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise-D, between stardates 41153.7 and 41986.0. This season was the first season of a live action Star Trek television to be produced since season three of Star Trek which aired in 1968–1969.

The season was first released on region 1 DVD on March 26, 2002, and on region 2 on April 1, 2002. The Blu-ray releases followed over ten years later on July 23 and 24, 2012.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E1
Episode 1  •  September 28th, 1987

Encounter at Farpoint, Part I

The new Starship Enterprise and its crew set out "to boldly go where no one has gone before". Their first mission is to explore the creation of the Farpoint station located on planet Deneb IV.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E2
Episode 2  •  September 28th, 1987

Encounter at Farpoint, Part II

An omnipotent being known as Q, who accuses humanity of barbarism, and places them on trial. Jean-Luc must prove otherwise, or the human race will be annihilated.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E3
Episode 3  •  October 5th, 1987

The Naked Now

While examining the mysterious deaths of the entire crew on board the Starship Tsiolkovsky, the crew of the Enterprise is infected with a touch-transmitted virus that lowers inhibitions.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E4
Episode 4  •  October 12th, 1987

Code of Honor

Tasha Yar must fight for her life, and a vaccine that will save a race of people, when she is kidnapped and forced to battle her abductor's wife.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E5
Episode 5  •  October 19th, 1987

The Last Outpost

A powerful entity disables the Enterprise and a Ferengi ship. Their only means of escape is if they can correctly answer the riddles he asks.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E6
Episode 6  •  October 26th, 1987

Where No One Has Gone Before

The Enterprise is flung across space into a distant galaxy over 2,700,000 light years away when a propulsion engineer, and his mysterious companion, attempt to re-design the ship's engine systems.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E7
Episode 7  •  November 2nd, 1987

Lonely Among Us

Circling around an energy field in order to briefly study it, the Enterprise collects data, and continues towards its destination...with one extra passenger.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E8
Episode 8  •  November 9th, 1987


Picard is forced to make a difficult choice when Wesley Crusher accidentally breaks a law on Rubicon III and is sentenced to death.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E9
Episode 9  •  November 16th, 1987

The Battle

The Ferengi hand over an old ship which Picard once captained: the U.S.S. Stargazer. However, a device on board alters Picard's mind.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E10
Episode 10  •  November 23rd, 1987

Hide and Q

Q places the senior crew of the Enterprise in a war game that pits them against a boar-faced, Napoleonic enemy.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E11
Episode 11  •  November 30th, 1987


Lwaxana pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise and announces the pre-arranged marriage of Deanna to the son of her late husband's best friend.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E12
Episode 12  •  January 11th, 1988

The Big Goodbye

Picard, Dr. Crusher, and Data are placed in great danger when the holodeck malfunctions while they are running a Dixon Hill private detective program, which pits them against 1940s mobsters.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E13
Episode 13  •  January 18th, 1988


The crew of the Enterprise finds android parts that are identical to Data's while they are exploring his homeworld.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E14
Episode 14  •  January 25th, 1988

Angel One

The Enterprise discovers the male crew of a crashed Federation freighter hiding as fugitives on the planet Angel One, which is dominated and ruled by women.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E15
Episode 15  •  February 1st, 1988


While the crew takes some time off, four members from the species known as the Bynar work feverishly on the ship's computer system.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E16
Episode 16  •  February 8th, 1988

Too Short a Season

The aging and terminally ill Starfleet Admiral Mark Jameson, who is negotiating the release of hostages, suddenly begins growing younger.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E17
Episode 17  •  February 15th, 1988

When the Bough Breaks

The children of the Enterprise, including Wesley Crusher, are abducted by a race of people who are unable to have children of their own.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E18
Episode 18  •  February 22nd, 1988

Home Soil

The Enterprise has been asked by the Federation to check in on the progress made by scientists terraforming the planet Velara III, whose communications have been spotty.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E19
Episode 19  •  March 14th, 1988

Coming of Age

While Wesley takes the entrance exam to Starfleet Academy, the Enterprise is investigated by the Inspector General's office and Picard's competency is questioned.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E20
Episode 20  •  March 21st, 1988

Heart of Glory

The Enterprise takes up the call from the Federation to investigate a battle that has taken place in the Neutral Zone.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E21
Episode 21  •  April 11th, 1988

The Arsenal of Freedom

While searching for any signs of the U.S.S. Drake, which was last reported orbiting the planet Minos, the Enterprise receives a strange communication from the planet surface.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E22
Episode 22  •  April 18th, 1988


While examining the solar flares of the sun Delos, the Enterprise receives a distress signal from a freighter that is about to crash on a nearby planet.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E23
Episode 23  •  April 25th, 1988

Skin of Evil

When Troi's shuttle crashes on an alien planet, a new being is discovered: an entity that thrives on the suffering of others.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E24
Episode 24  •  May 2nd, 1988

We'll Always Have Paris

Picard meets an old flame, who is now married to a scientist that accidentally rips the fabric of space and inadvertently creates a new dimension.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E25
Episode 25  •  May 9th, 1988


Picard suspects a large-scale conspiracy when he witnesses strange behavior among Starfleet's high ranking officers.

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1E26
Episode 26  •  May 16th, 1988

The Neutral Zone

A 20th century probe carrying three cryogenically frozen humans is detected by the Enterprise while en route to the Neutral Zone to confront Romulans.

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