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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 [1993] (7 discs)

Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Length:1170 minutes
(19 hours 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
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IMDB Rating:8.0/10
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Synopsis: The Enterprise continues its mission of exploring the human condition.

Reaction: The show began to wane a litte here and there in this season, but still manages to end on a high note.

Personal Rating: 8/10

"Parallels" and "Genesis"

Select Guest Cast
Alan Altshuld => Yranac (Gambit: Part 1)
Cameron Thor => Narik (Gambit: Part 1)
Julie Caitlin Brown => Vekor (as Caitlin Brown) (Gambit: Part 1)
Richard Lynch => Baran (Gambit: Part 1)
Robin Curtis => Tallera (Gambit: Part 1)
Sabrina Le Beauf => Ensign Giusti (Gambit: Part 1)
Stephen Lee => Bartender (Gambit: Part 1)
Alexander Enberg => Taurik (Lower Decks)
Bruce Beatty => Ben (Lower Decks)
Dan Gauthier => Sam Lavelle (Lower Decks)
Shannon Fill => Sito Jaxa (Lower Decks)
Amy Pietz => Lt. Rhodes (Bloodlines)
Ken Olandt => Jason Vigo (Bloodlines)
Lee Arenberg => DaiMon Bok (Bloodlines)
Andreas Katsulas => Commander Tomalak (All Good Things...)
Colm Meaney => O'Brien (All Good Things...)
Denise Crosby => Lieutenant Tasha Yar (All Good Things...)
John de Lancie => Q (All Good Things...)
Armin Shimerman => Quark (Firstborn)
Barbara March => Lursa (Firstborn)
Brian Bonsall => Alexander Rozhenko (Firstborn)
Gwynyth Walsh => B'Etor (Firstborn)
James Sloyan => Alexander Rozhenko at 50 / K'Mtar (Firstborn)
Barbara Williams => Anna (Liaisons)
Eric Pierpoint => Voval (Liaisons)
Michael Harris => Ambassador Byleth (Liaisons)
Paul Eiding => Ambassador Loquel (Liaisons)
Ben Vereen => Doctor La Forge (Interface)
Madge Sinclair => Captain Silva La Forge (Interface)
Bernard Kates => Dr. Sigmund Freud (Phantasms)
Clyde Kusatsu => Admiral Nakamura (Phantasms)
Dendrie Taylor => Lieutenant Farrell (Phantasms)
Brent Spiner => Lore (Descent: Part 2)
Brian Cousins => Crosis (Descent: Part 2)
James Horan => Lieutenant Barnaby (Descent: Part 2)
Jonathan Del Arco => Hugh (Descent: Part 2)
Brent Spiner => Dr. Noonien Soong (Inheritance)
Fionnula Flanagan => Dr. Juliana Tainer (Inheritance)
Brian Markinson => Vorin (Homeward)
Paul Sorvino => Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko (Homeward)
Penny Johnson Jerald => Dobara (Homeward)
David Huddleston => The Conductor (Emergence)
Thomas Kopache => The Engineer (Emergence)
Doug Wert => Jack Crusher (Journey's End)
Eric Menyuk => The Traveler (Journey's End)
Ned Romero => Anthwara (Journey's End)
Richard Poe => Gul Evek (Journey's End)
Tom Jackson => Lakanta (Journey's End)
Duncan Regehr => Ronin (Sub Rosa)
Michael Keenan => Maturin (Sub Rosa)
Shay Duffin => Ned Quint (Sub Rosa)
James Worthy => Koral (Gambit: Part 2)
John Franklyn-Robbins => Macias (Preemptive Strike)
Michelle Forbes => Ro Laren (Preemptive Strike)
Shannon Cochran => Kalita (Preemptive Strike)
Kimberly Cullum => Gia (Thine Own Self)
Mike Hagerty => Skoran (Thine Own Self)
Ronnie Claire Edwards => Talur (Thine Own Self)
Kirsten Dunst => Hedril (Dark Page)
Majel Barrett => Lwaxana Troi (Dark Page)
Norman Large => Maques (Dark Page)
Lee Arenberg => DaiMon Prak (Force of Nature)
Margaret Reed => Dr. Serova (Force of Nature)
Michael Corbett => Dr. Rabal (Force of Nature)
Lenore Kasdorf => Lorin (Attached)
Robin Gammell => Mauric (Attached)
Mark Rolston => Lt. Walter Pierce (Eye of the Beholder)
Nancy Harewood => Lt. Nara (Eye of the Beholder)
Tim Lounibos => Lt. Daniel Kwan (Eye of the Beholder)
Michael Mack => Commander Sirol (The Pegasus)
Terry O'Quinn => Admiral Eric Pressman (The Pegasus)
Patti Yasutake => Nurse Alyssa Ogawa / Doctor Alyssa Ogawa (Parallels)
Wil Wheaton => Lieutenant Wesley Crusher (Parallels)
Alexander Singer => Director
Cliff Bole => Director
Corey Allen => Director
Gabrielle Beaumont => Director
Gates McFadden => Director / Doctor Beverly Crusher
Jonathan Frakes => Director / Commander William T. Riker
Jonathan West => Director
Les Landau => Director
LeVar Burton => Director / Geordi La Forge
Patrick Stewart => Director / Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Peter Lauritson => Director
Robert Lederman => Director
Robert Scheerer => Director
Robert Wiemer => Director
Winrich Kolbe => Director
Brannon Braga => Writer
Dan Koeppel => Writer
Hilary Bader => Writer
Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci => Writer
Joe Menosky => Writer
Lisa Rich => Writer
Naren Shankar => Writer
Nick Sagan => Writer
René Echevarria => Writer
Ronald D. Moore => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Brent Spiner => Lt. Commander Data
Majel Barrett => Enterprise Computer
Marina Sirtis => Counselor Deanna Troi
Michael Dorn => Lieutenant Worf
Whoopi Goldberg => Guinan

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The character of Geordi LaForge was originally conceived as Jamaican. When LeVar Burton was cast in the role, this was dropped, although a Jamaican actress (Madge Sinclair) later appeared as LaForge's mother.
  • Jeffrey Combs auditioned for the role of William T. Riker, and later went on to play roles in [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine], [Star Trek: Voyager] and [Enterprise].
  • Data's cat "Spot" is a male throughout the history of the show, but is suddenly female in the episode {Force of Nature}, and in the episode {Genesis} gives birth to kittens.
  • In the episode {Sub Rosa}, names on the tombstones include "Vader" and "McFly".
  • The number 47 pops up an inordinate amount of times on computer screens, serial numbers, dates and so on. This tradition was started by writer/coproducer Joe Menosky and was soon picked up by the rest of the production team. Menosky said that he choose that particular number because when he was a graduate student at Pomona College, Professor of Mathematics [?] Donald Bentley proved as a joke that all numbers are equal to 47.
  • Lt. Worf is the longest-running character in the history of [Star Trek]. He appeared in all seven seasons of [Star Trek: The Next Generation], four seasons (starting with the fourth), of [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine], and all four Next Generation films. In addition, Michael Dorn played Col. Worf, the attorney defending Kirk and McCoy, in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
  • Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, an Enterprise engineer, has the full name of Reginald Endicott Barclay III, according to the scripts of his episodes. This is a homage to the TV series [Benson] which had a character named Clayton Endicott III (played by Rene Auberjonois, who would later play Constable Odo in [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]).
  • Running for seven seasons, the show briefly held the record for longest-running American live-action science fiction TV series (though several fantasy series ran longer). It was soon tied by its spin-offs [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] and [Star Trek: Voyager]. In 2002, the record was taken by [The X Files] which ended after nine seasons.
  • When the cast decided to lobby for a salary increase, actor Wil Wheaton's first offer from the producers was to instead have his character's rank raised to Lieutenant. His response was, "So what should I tell my landlord when I can't pay my rent? 'Don't worry, I just made Lieutenant'?"