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The Inner Light is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Inner Light Jun 01 1992 - Picard is struck by an energy beam from an alien probe, which renders him unconscious and places him in the life of a citizen on the planet Kataan, with his memory of the Enterprise intact. ...more

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The Best of Both Worlds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Best of Both Worlds Jun 18 1990 - "The Best of Both Worlds" is a two-part storyline from the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. It comprises the 74th and 75th episodes ...more

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All Good Things... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
All Good Things... May 23 1994 - Stardate: 47988.0 - Shortly after Picard is diagnosed with a long-term, potentially debilitating brain disorder, he starts experiencing bizarre shifts into three main time periods: 25 years into ...more

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The Measure of a Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Measure of a Man Feb 13 1989 - "The Measure of a Man" is the ninth episode of the second season of the syndicated science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 35th episode overall, first ...more

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Yesterday's Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Yesterday's Enterprise Feb 19 1990 - "Yesterday's Enterprise" is the 63rd episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the 15th episode of the third season. The episode first aired in ...more

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Cause and Effect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Cause and Effect Mar 23 1992 - Stardate: 45652.1 - While exploring the Typhon Expanse, the Enterprise is caught in a time warp in which they are repeatedly destroyed while colliding with another starship.

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Darmok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Darmok Sep 30 1991 - Stardate: 45047.2 - Picard must find a way to communicate with the newly discovered Tamarians, who speak entirely in metaphors, when a Tamarian Captain is brutally killed.

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The Defector is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Defector Jan 01 1990 - Stardate: 43462.5 A defecting Romulan warns the Federation about an impending attack by the Romulans, who are secretly establishing bases within the Neutral Zone.

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The Best of Both Worlds, Part ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Best of Both Worlds, Part II Sep 24 1990 - Riker must pull out all the stops in order to save Earth from a Borg invasion being lead by none other than Locutus - otherwise known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Q Who is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Q Who May 08 1989 - Stardate: 42761.3 Q hurls the Enterprise into the Delta Quadrant and introduces the Federation to a powerful new enemy that may destroy the Alpha Quadrant: The Borg.

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Chain of Command, Part II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Chain of Command, Part II Dec 21 1992 - Stardate: 46360.8 - Picard is captured and tortured by the Cardassians, while Riker tries to prevent a Federation attack on Cardassia.

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Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Tapestry Feb 15 1993 - "Tapestry" is the 15th episode of the sixth season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 141st overall. It was originally released on ...more

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Future Imperfect is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Future Imperfect Nov 12 1990 - "Future Imperfect" is the 82nd episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is the eighth episode of the fourth season. During an away mission on ...more

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Redemption, Part II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Redemption, Part II Sep 23 1991 - Redemption,Part 2 was the season premiere of the fifth season; it was the 101st episode of the show and first aired on September 23, 1991 in the United states. In the Star Trek timeline, the ...more

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Parallels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Parallels Nov 29 1993 - "Parallels" is the 163rd episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is the 11th episode of the seventh season. After returning from a bat'leth ...more

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Timescape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Timescape Jun 14 1993 - "Timescape" is the 151st episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The 25th episode of the sixth season.

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Time's Arrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Time's Arrow Jun 15 1992 - Stardate: 45959.1 - Data's head is uncovered in an archaeological dig on Earth, where evidence is also found that aliens may have been on Earth as early as the 19th Century. Using modified ...more

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The Drumhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Drumhead Apr 29 1991 - Picard is accused of treason when an explosion aboard the Enterprise is investigated by a ruthless and paranoid Starfleet Admiral.

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Conundrum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Conundrum Feb 17 1992 - Stardate: 45494.2 - The Enterprise crew unknowingly receives a new first officer who claims that the Federation is at war with another species.

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Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Family

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Déjà Q is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Déjà Q Feb 05 1990 - Stardate: 43539.1 A Calamarian starts attacking the Enterprise while seeking revenge on a powerless Q.

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Sarek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Sarek May 14 1990 - Stardate: 43917.4 Spock's Vulcan father, Sarek, boards the Enterprise to negotiate political relations with the Legaran. However, Sarek has contract Bendii syndrome, which causes a Vulcan to ...more

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Relics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Relics Oct 12 1992 - Stardate: 46125.3 - Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott is discovered suspended in a transporter beam 75 years after he disappeared. After the Enterprise crew re-materialise him, he has a hard time ...more

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The Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Pegasus Jan 17 1994 - Stardate: 47457.1 - Riker is placed on a covert mission to find the missing starship he was once a member aboard, but the mission holds a secret that could destroy the peace treaty between the ...more

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Chain of Command is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Chain of Command Dec 14 1992 - "Chain of Command" is a two-part episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. It aired as the 10th and 11th episodes of the sixth season, the 136th and 137th ...more

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Unification is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Unification Nov 04 1991 - Ambassador Spock has dissapeared and intelligence finds him on Romulus. Captain Picard is sent to Romulus to find Spock. Meanwhile Riker and the rest of the crew investigate the fragments of a ...more

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Lower Decks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Lower Decks Feb 07 1994 - Stardate: 47566.7 - Four young ensigns compete for a promotion that only one of them will receive. However, they are soon placed on a top secret mission that places some of their lives in

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Clues is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Clues Feb 11 1991 - Picard orders a secret investigation when the crew suspects Data of lying about the discovery of a wormhole.

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Redemption, Part I is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Redemption, Part I Jun 17 1991 - Worf must choose between his people and the Federation when a civil war threatens to destroy the Klingon Empire.

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Reunion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Reunion Nov 05 1990 - Picard is asked to choose between two candidates to succeed the current Chancellor of the Klingon High Council as the new ruler of the Empire. Worf is disturbed by unexpected news when he is ...more

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Ship in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Ship in a Bottle Jan 25 1993 - "Ship in a Bottle" is the 138th episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The 12th episode of the sixth season. The sentient holodeck character Professor James ...more

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Sins of the Father is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Sins of the Father Mar 19 1990 - "Sins of the Father" is the 65th episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the 17th episode of the third season. The episode is one of three ...more

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The First Duty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The First Duty Mar 30 1992 - Stardate: 45703.9 - Wesley is involved in a cover-up at Starfleet Academy when a cadet is killed and five shuttles are destroyed during a forbidden maneuver performed by Starfleet Academy's best ...more

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Starship Mine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Starship Mine Mar 29 1993 - Stardate: 46682.4 - The crew evacuates the Enterprise when the ship needs to be cleaned of particles that have built up over the ship's hull. However, Picard accidentally stumbles over a ...more

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Disaster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Disaster Oct 21 1991 - "Disaster" is the 105th episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The fifth episode of the fifth season. The episode has an average rating of 4.4/5 on the ...more

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Ensign Ro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Ensign Ro Oct 07 1991 - Stardate: 45076.3 - Picard exposes a planned genocidal attack on the Bajorans with the help of a new officer, Ensign Ro Laren.

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Datalore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Datalore Jan 18 1988 - Stardate: 41242.4 The crew of the Enterprise find android parts that are identical to Data's while they are exploring his homeworld. When assembled, an 'evil' twin of Data is created and named

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Preemptive Strike is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Preemptive Strike May 16 1994 - Stardate: 47941.7 - Fresh from Starfleet's Advanced Tactical Training course, Ro Laren is assigned to infiltrate the Maquis. However, over time she begins to sympathize with them, which forces ...more

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Who Watches the Watchers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Who Watches the Watchers Oct 16 1989 - Stardate: 43173.5 An away team inadvertently breaks the Prime Directive and reveal themselves to a primitive culture on Mintaka III, causing the inhabitants believe that Captain Picard is a

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The Hunted is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Hunted Jan 08 1990 - Stardate: 43489.2 A potentially new member of the Federation enlists the help of the Enterprise to track down a wanted criminal who has a reputation for his excessive violence. However, the ...more

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The Wounded is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Wounded Jan 28 1991 - When the Cardassians start re-arming themselves, a Federation Captain takes it upon himself to remove a potential threat before it escalated. Now, Picard must fight for the Cardassians and stop ...more

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Captain's Holiday is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Captain's Holiday Apr 15 1990 - "Captain's Holiday" is the 19th episode of the third season of the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the 67th episode of the ...more

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Second Chances is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Second Chances May 24 1993 - "Second Chances" is the 150th episode of the American syndicated science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 24th episode of the sixth season. It was directed ...more

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Elementary, Dear Data is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Elementary, Dear Data Dec 05 1988 - "Elementary, Dear Data" is the third episode of the second season of the syndicated science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 29th episode of the show ...more

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Data's Day is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Data's Day Jan 07 1991 - "Data's Day" is the 85th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 11th episode of the fourth season. This episode introduces both ...more

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Hollow Pursuits is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Hollow Pursuits Apr 30 1990 - Stardate: 43807.4 A nervous and insecure officer, Lt. Reginald Barclay, places the Enterprise in great danger when he neglects his duties in Engineering, and instead spends his time acting out ...more

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Thine Own Self is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Thine Own Self Feb 14 1994 - Stardate: 47611.2 - Data find himself mysteriously stranded on a planet with no recollection of who he is or how he arrived there. Soon he is accused of spreading a plague among the inhabitants. ...more

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Frame of Mind is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
Frame of Mind May 03 1993 - Stardate: 46778.1 - Riker questions his sanity when his reality seems to shift between an alien psychiatric hospital and a play he is performing with other members of the crew.

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The Nth Degree is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Nth Degree Apr 01 1991 - An alien probe transforms Barclay from a shy, awkward character into an arrogant super-genius who is able to interface with the Enterprise's computer through the holodeck.

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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes
The Offspring Mar 12 1990 - Stardate: 43657.0 Data becomes a father when he creates a Soong-type android in the form of a daughter named Lal. Issues are complicated when Lal starts showing signs of a more evolved ...more