|Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek (1966). Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before.|
This seven disc collection includes all 26 episodes from The Complete Fifth Season of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
"...a must-have for everyone who considers himself even a moderately serious fan of Gene Roddenberry's universe. Erick Harper, DVD Verdict
"...a lasting science fiction classic...the best of all the various Star Trek series... Holly E. Ordway, DVD Talk
"Any fan of science fiction will find episodes here that appeal to their particular tastes. The acting is top-rate, the stories are well-written... NeedCoffee.com
"In the sci-fi television wasteland of the early '90s, Star Trek: The Next Generation was a welcome beacon of quality. Scott Weinberg, Apollo Movie Guide
Editor's NoteNearly two decades after the cancellation of the original STAR TREK television series, creator Gene Roddenberry launched the first of what was to be four phenomenally successful spinoffs with STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Set in the 24th century (nearly 100 years after the stewardship of Captain Kirk), the series introduced an all-new cast of intergalactic travellers exploring the farthest reaches out of outer space on a mission to chart new planets and alien civilizations. Ship commander Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) anchored the crew of the Starship Enterprise-D with a sensitive reserve that marked a distinct contrast to his trigger-happy predecessor, whose role was assumed by the Kirk-like second-in-command, William Riker (Jonathan Frakes). Rounding out the cast were the Spock-like android, Data (Brent Spiner); blind officer, Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton); Klingon officer, Worf (Michael Dorn); ship doctor, Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden); her teenage son, Wesley (Wil Wheaton); and psychic psychiatrist, Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis). Considered one of the best STAR TREK spinoffs for its intelligent writing and superb sci-fi special effects, THE NEXT GENERATION lives on in cult fandom with this complete collection of episodes from the series' fifth season.
|Gene Roddenberry - Created By|
Screen Actors Guild (1995)
|Patrick Stewart, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series|
|Rick Berman, Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series|
|Joy Zapata, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series|
|Dan Curry, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects|
|Richard D. James, Jim Mees, Winner, Outstanding Art Direction for a Series|
|Robert Lederman, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Single Camera Production|
|Chris Haire, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Series|
|Dennis McCarthy, Nominee, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)|
|Bill Wistrom, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series|
|Edward R. Brown, Marvin V. Rush, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography for a Series|
|Werner Keppler, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series|
|William Ware Theiss, Robert Blackman, Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Series|
The show in its prime6/7/2012
Star Trek the Next Generation was likely at its peak during season 4-5. There are so many classic episodes here (Darmok, Redemption 2, First Duty, Reunification). I don't think the season finale is as strong as some of the others, but it is still a great episode.
The greatness just keeps on going!!10/24/2003
Season four was really well done. Season five just keeps right on going and even does it a little better, making it my favorite of all seven years. "Redemption--Part II" is wonderful. "Darmok" is one of the best stories ever. "Conundrum" and "Cause and Effect" are very interesting takes on common themes, so interesting it makes the common seem fresh. All the characters just seem to blossom with drama and comlexity in this season, adding a great amount of depth to the wonderful stories and special effects being presented. This season even did the impossible: make Wesley a real and interesting character in the eposide "The First Duty." Even Spock shows up alongside Romulans. SPOCK!! :-) What more can you ask for? How about a great cliffhanger? You got it: "Time's Arrow--Part I" If only they could have skipped making "The Inner Light." Oh, well. I guess you have to expect one dud every season.