- Encounter at Farpoint
The entity known as Q first harasses the crew of the USS Enterprise-D as they attempt to solve the mystery of Farpoint Station.
This was the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. "Farpoint" set some 95 years after the end of the first Star Trek series, introduces the Starship Enterprise-D and its crew. This episode was originally produced as a two-hour made-for-TV movie, although for later airings it was divided into two hour-long segments.
- The Naked Now
An intoxicating virus causes members of the USS Enterprise-D crew to lose their inhibitions.
This episode was the first The Next Generation segment made after the two-hour series opener, Encounter at Farpoint. The basic story was written in 1967 during the original Star Trek series as a possible sequel to The Naked Time.
- Code of Honor
Tasha Yar is kidnapped in a planetary struggle for political power.
Deanna Troi's mother, Lwaxana, visits the Enterprise-D for her daughter's wedding.
"Haven" was the first appearance of Majel Barett in the recurring role of Lwaxana Troi, and her aid Mr. Homn.
- Where No One Has Gone Before
A warp drive experiment gone awry sends the USS Enterprise-D into another galaxy.
This episode was loosely based Diana Duane's Star Trek novel, The Wounded Sky.
This was the first appearance of the Traveler.
- The Last Outpost
Pursuing a Ferengi ship, the Enterprise is captured by the last outpost of the ancient Tkon Empire.
The Ferengi make their first appearance in this episode.
- Lonely Among Us
A mysterious cloud creature attempts to communicate with the USS Enterprise-D crew through the body of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Wesley Crusher is sentenced to death for a minor infraction on a planet of hedonistic pleasure.
- The Battle
A Ferengi commander offers Picard a gift: the hulk of his old ship, the USS Stargazer.
- Hide and Q
Q offers Riker the gift of godlike powers.
- Too Short a Season
An aging Starfleet officer attempts to make amends at a planet where he traded weapons for hostages, fueling a cival war that lasted for 40 years.
- The Big Goodbye
Picard and company are trapped in a holodeck simulation of fictional gumshoe detective Dixon Hill.
Investigating the planet whre Data was found, the USS Enterprise-D discovers Data's twin brother, an android named Lore. Stardate 41242.4. First aired in 1988.
This was the last Star Trek episode to carry Gene Roddenberry's name in the writing credits.
- Angel One
The USS Enterprise-D attempts to rescue crash surviros living on a planet where males are second-class citizens. Stardate 41636.9. First aired in 1988.
A group of Bynars hijack the USS Enterprise-D in hopes of using the ship's computer to restart theur planetary computer system.
- Home Soil
A terraforming project threatens the environment for a race of tiny crystalline life-forms, a fact that the project administrator attempts to conceal.
- When the Bough Breaks
An advanced race offers to trade scientific information in exchange for the children of the Enterprise crew members.
- Coming of Age
Wesley Crusher fails his first attempt to gain entry to Starfleet Academy.
- Heart of Glory
A group of Klingon renegades tries to capture the Enterprise.
- The Arsenal of Freedom
The Enterprise-D is threatened by ancient weapons systems from a now-dead race.
- Skin of Evil
A malevolent life-form of pure evil traps a shuttlecraft and kills Tasha Yar.
The Enterprise-D discovers two planets, one of which is populated by drug addicts, the other of which supplies their narcotics.
- We'll Always Have Paris
While responding to a distress call from a noted scientist Picard ecnounters a woman he once loved, now the wife of that scientist.
Starfleet Command is infiltrated by alien parasites.
- The Neutral Zone
The Enterprise-D revives a group of 20th-century humans who were frozen some four centries ago.