Star Trek: The Next Generation

1987 TV-PG 3 seasons

Star Trek: The Next Generation

1987 TV-PG 3 seasons
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In the year 2364, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard leads the new Enterprise on missions of discovery. First Officer William Riker, engineer Geordi La Forge, and Klingon crewmember Worf join Picard as they explore the universe and interact with alien species.
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, Majel Barrett, Wil Wheaton
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (1987) - 7 discs

Follow the adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew as they explore new worlds aboard the all-new USS Enterprise. Season 1 finds the crew defending humanity against an omnipotent being; getting caught in a 1940s detective story; and more.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Star Trek: The Next Generation is pretty different from the original series. While the first series broke ground for addressing important social issues, The Next Generation is more focused on pure entertainment than social commentary. It's plenty of fun; the special effects are a vast improvement over the original; and many episodes do try to make a larger point, but in general the goal is simply storytelling. And that's just fine. The show contains frequent sci-fi violence, but for the most part it's bloodless. Swearing is infrequent, as is romance.

Sexual Content

Mild flirting and occasional romance, but no onscreen sex or nudity.


Plenty of spaceship battles, phaser shootouts, and even the occasional fistfight -- but the conflicts are generally pretty bloodless.


Infrequent use of verbal put-downs and swear words like "damn" and "ass."

Social Behavior

The series highlights the importance of respecting other (alien) races and cultural traditions while co-existing peacefully. Storylines sometimes act as metaphors for contemporary social issues, like discrimination and ethical practices in scientific research.


Though no product references, Star Trek is a major franchise associated with many products.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking, but nobody ever seems drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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