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The Best Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Star Trek: The Next Generation follows Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise-D as it explores the Milky Way. The best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation often find the crew solving mysteries and avoiding disasters. Some good episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation also focus interstellar anomalies.

What are the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? “The Inner Light,” from season five is a fan favorite. It finds Picard experiencing a lifetime as Kamin after getting struck by an alien energy beam. “Yesterday's Enterprise” is also an engaging episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“The Measure of a Man” is another good episode from House as is “All Good Things..,” which served as the series finale.

Do you have a favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

 

 

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  • The Inner Light1
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    The Inner Light

    Jun 01 1992

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5

    Episode Number25

    Picard is struck by an energy beam from an alien probe, which renders him unconscious and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Best of Both Worlds2
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    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3

    Episode Number26

    "The Best of Both Worlds" is a two-part storyline from the syndicated American science fiction... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Yesterday's Enterprise3
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    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3

    Episode Number15

    "Yesterday's Enterprise" is the 63rd episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Best of Both Worlds, Part II4

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4

    Episode Number1

    Riker must pull out all the stops in order to save Earth from a Borg invasion being lead by...Amazon buy button
  • The Measure of a Man5
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    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    "The Measure of a Man" is the ninth episode of the second season of the syndicated science... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Cause and Effect6
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    Cause and Effect

    Mar 23 1992

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5

    Episode Number18

    Stardate: 45652.1 - While exploring the Typhon Expanse, the Enterprise is caught in a time... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • All Good Things...7
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    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7

    Episode Number25

    Stardate: 47988.0 - Shortly after Picard is diagnosed with a long-term, potentially... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tapestry8
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    Tapestry

    Feb 15 1993

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6

    Episode Number15

    "Tapestry" is the 15th episode of the sixth season of the American science fiction television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Darmok9
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    Darmok

    Sep 30 1991

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5

    Episode Number2

    Stardate: 45047.2 - Picard must find a way to communicate with the newly discovered Tamarians,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Chain of Command10
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    Chain of Command

    Dec 14 1992

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6

    Episode Number10

    "Chain of Command" is a two-part episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Parallels11
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    Parallels

    Nov 29 1993

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7

    Episode Number11

    "Parallels" is the 163rd episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Clues12
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    Clues

    Feb 11 1991

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4

    Episode Number14

    Picard orders a secret investigation when the crew suspects Data of lying about the discovery... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Relics13
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    Relics

    Oct 12 1992

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6

    Episode Number4

    Stardate: 46125.3 - Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott is discovered suspended in a transporter beam 75... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Timescape14
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    Timescape

    Jun 14 1993

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6

    Episode Number25

    "Timescape" is the 151st episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Defector15
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    The Defector

    Jan 01 1990

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3

    Episode Number10

    Stardate: 43462.5 A defecting Romulan warns the Federation about an impending attack by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lower Decks16
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    Lower Decks

    Feb 07 1994

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7

    Episode Number15

    Stardate: 47566.7 - Four young ensigns compete for a promotion that only one of them will... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Pegasus17
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    The Pegasus

    Jan 17 1994

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7

    Episode Number12

    Stardate: 47457.1 - Riker is placed on a covert mission to find the missing starship he was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Q Who18
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    Q Who

    May 08 1989

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2

    Episode Number16

    Stardate: 42761.3 Q hurls the Enterprise into the Delta Quadrant and introduces the Federation... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Offspring19
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    The Offspring

    Mar 12 1990

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3

    Episode Number16

    Stardate: 43657.0 Data becomes a father when he creates a Soong-type android in the form of a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • I, Borg20
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    I, Borg

    May 11 1992

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5

    Episode Number23

    Stardate: 45832.1 - An injured Borg is discovered and brought back to the Enterprise where he... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Drumhead21
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    The Drumhead

    Apr 29 1991

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4

    Episode Number21

    Picard is accused of treason when an explosion aboard the Enterprise is investigated by a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
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    Family

    Oct 01 1990
    "Family" is the 76th episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Starship Mine23
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    Starship Mine

    Mar 29 1993

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6

    Episode Number18

    Stardate: 46682.4 - The crew evacuates the Enterprise when the ship needs to be cleaned of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Redemption, Part II24
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    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5

    Episode Number1

    Redemption,Part 2 was the season premiere of the fifth season; it was the 101st episode of the...Amazon buy button
  • Déjà Q25
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    Déjà Q

    Feb 05 1990

    SeasonStar Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3

    Episode Number13

    Stardate: 43539.1 A Calamarian starts attacking the Enterprise while seeking revenge on a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button