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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 [1990] (7 discs)

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Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Length:1170 minutes
(19 hours 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Star Trek TV
IMDB Rating:8.0/10
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Synopsis: Following his ordeal with the borg, Picard has a new view on everything.


Reaction: This is a very solid season for the most undeniably successful Trek series.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"Family" and "The Drumhead"

Select Guest Cast
Adam Ryen => Willie Potts (Brothers)
Cory Danziger => Jake Potts (Brothers)
Alan Scarfe => Admiral Mendak (Data's Day)
April Grace => Transporter Technician Hubbell (Data's Day)
Rosalind Chao => Keiko Ishikawa (Data's Day)
Sierra Pecheur => Ambassador T'Pel (Data's Day)
Andreas Katsulas => Commander Tomalak (Future Imperfect)
Carolyn McCormick => Minuet (Future Imperfect)
Chris Demetral => Jean-Luc Riker / Ethan (Future Imperfect)
Patti Yasutake => Nurse Alyssa Ogawa (Future Imperfect)
Barbara March => Lursa (Redemption: Part 1)
Denise Crosby => Sela (Redemption: Part 1)
Gwynyth Walsh => B'Etor (Redemption: Part 1)
JD Cullum => Toral (as J.D. Cullum) (Redemption: Part 1)
Tony Todd => Kurn (Redemption: Part 1)
Bebe Neuwirth => Lanel (First Contact)
Carolyn Seymour => Mirasta Yale (First Contact)
George Coe => Chancellor Durken (First Contact)
Michael Ensign => Minister Krola (First Contact)
Beth Toussaint => Ishara Yar (Legacy)
Bill Erwin => Doctor Dalen Quaice (Remember Me)
Eric Menyuk => The Traveler (Remember Me)
Brian Tochi => Ensign Kenny Lin (Night Terrors)
Bruce French => Sabin Genestra (The Drumhead)
Earl Billings => Admiral Henry (The Drumhead)
Henry Woronicz => J'Dan (The Drumhead)
Jean Simmons => Admiral Satie (The Drumhead)
Spencer Garrett => Simon Tarses (The Drumhead)
Carel Struycken => Mr. Homn (Half a Life)
David Ogden Stiers => Timicin (Half a Life)
Majel Barrett => Lwaxana Troi (Half a Life)
Michelle Forbes => Dara (Half a Life)
Chad Allen => Jono (Suddenly Human)
Sherman Howard => Captain Endar (Suddenly Human)
Charles Cooper => K'mpec (Reunion)
Jon Paul Steuer => Alexander Rozhenko (Reunion)
Patrick Massett => Duras (Reunion)
Robert O'Reilly => Gowron (Reunion)
Suzie Plakson => K'Ehleyr (Reunion)
Clive Revill => Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Qpid)
Jennifer Hetrick => Vash (Qpid)
John de Lancie => Q (Qpid)
David Birkin => René Picard (Family)
Doug Wert => Jack Crusher (Family)
Jeremy Kemp => Robert Picard (Family)
Samantha Eggar => Marie Picard (Family)
Dwight Schultz => Barclay (The Nth Degree)
Kay E. Kuter => Cytherian (The Nth Degree)
Saxon Trainor => Lt. Linda Larson (The Nth Degree)
Elizabeth Dennehy => Lt. Cmdr. Elizabeth Paula Shelby (The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2)
George Murdock => Admiral J. P. Hanson (The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2)
Franc Luz => Odan (The Host)
Nicole Orth-Pallavicini => Kareel Odan (The Host)
John Fleck => Taibak (The Mind's Eye)
Lawrence Dobkin => Ambassador Kell (as Larry Dobkin) (The Mind's Eye)
John Hancock => Admiral Haden (The Wounded)
Marc Alaimo => Gul Macet (The Wounded)
Time Winters => Glin Daro (The Wounded)
Marcelo Tubert => Acost Jared (Devil's Due)
Marta DuBois => Ardra (Devil's Due)
Paul Lambert => Dr. Howard Clarke (Devil's Due)
Maryann Plunkett => Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leitjen (Identity Crisis)
Michele Scarabelli => Lt. Jenna D'Sora (In Theory)
Nick Tate => Dirgo (Final Mission)
Rhonda Aldrich => Madeline (Clues)
Susan Gibney => Dr. Leah Brahms (Galaxy's Child)
Select Cast and Crew
Chip Chalmers => Director
Cliff Bole => Director
Corey Allen => Director
David Livingston => Director
Gabrielle Beaumont => Director
Jonathan Frakes => Director / Commander William T. Riker
Les Landau => Director
Marvin V. Rush => Director
Patrick Stewart => Director / Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Rob Bowman => Director
Robert Legato => Director
Robert Scheerer => Director
Robert Wiemer => Director
Tom Benko => Director
Winrich Kolbe => Director
Alan J. Adler => Writer
Brannon Braga => Writer
Bruce D. Arthurs => Writer
David Bischoff => Writer
David Carren => Writer
Dennis Bailey => Writer
Harold Apter => Writer
Hilary Bader => Writer
Ira Steven Behr => Writer
J. Larry Carroll => Writer
Jeri Taylor => Writer
Jo Perry => Writer
Joe Menosky => Writer
John Whelpley => Writer
Kacey Arnold-Ince => Writer
Lee Sheldon => Writer
Maurice Hurley => Writer
Michael Piller => Writer
Michel Horvat => Writer
Pamela Douglas => Writer
Peter Allan Fields => Writer
Philip LaZebnik => Writer
Randee Russell => Writer
René Echevarria => Writer
Rick Berman => Writer
Ronald D. Moore => Writer
Thomas Perry => Writer
Vanessa Greene => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Brent Spiner => Lt. Commander Data
Colm Meaney => Chief Miles O'Brien
Gates McFadden => Doctor Beverly Crusher
LeVar Burton => Geordi La Forge
Majel Barrett => Enterprise Computer
Marina Sirtis => Counselor Deanna Troi
Michael Dorn => Lieutenant Worf
Whoopi Goldberg => Guinan
Wil Wheaton => Wesley Crusher

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Whoopi Goldberg was given the role of Guinan after being a fan of the original series and expressing interesting in having a recurring role in the new series
  • Many displays and readouts in this series also have smaller printing or sight gags that are actually too small to be read on a TV screen. One such joke is on the medical displays and reads "Medical Insurance Remaining".
  • Thus far, all five [Star Trek] series have featured at least one character who is the first of their species in Starfleet. This series has two: Worf is the first Klingon in Starfleet and Data the first android.
  • Geordi LaForge has been promoted faster than any Star Trek character before or since. In the [first season], Geordi was a Lieutenant junior grade; in the [2nd season], a full Lieutenant; [3nd season], a Lieutenant Commander. (Other characters have had that many ranks, but none were promoted as fast as Geordi was.) {Timeless}, a later episode of [Star Trek: Voyager], took place in the future, where Geordi was a Captain.
  • Close inspection of an oversized Enterprise schematic which was shown in nearly every episode reveals a detail invisible to TV audiences: the image of a mouse on a wheel in Engineering (the schematic is on display at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum). A Porsche can also been seen in the Main Shuttlebay.
  • Many actors who originally auditioned for roles on this show later went on to star in other [Star Trek] series, including Tim Russ who was the 2nd choice for Geordi LaForge and Vaughn Armstrong, who auditioned for Riker.
  • In 1991, former President Ronald Reagan visited the set during filming of this season's finale, {Redemption Part I}. After being introduced to several actors dressed in full Klingon warrior garb, Reagan was asked what he thought of the Klingons. "I like them," he said. "They remind me of Congress."
  • {The Best of Both Worlds} was originally supposed to be a three part episode. The battle at Wolf 359 was originally going to be shown in episode as well. Additionally, both Picard and Data were supposed to be assimilated by the Borg and be combined as one unit. Budgetary concerns forced producers to edit the story down to a two part episode.