Reviews of The Next Generation were written retrospectively from 2005-2013. Initially envisioned as a short project, the review format was shorter in the early seasons, but got somewhat longer as the project went on. Note: All reviews contain spoilers.
Season 1 (1987-1988)
9/28/1987. Encounter at Farpoint — As the new Enterprise crew is assembled for the ship's maiden voyage, they are confronted by Q, who puts the human race on trial.
10/5/1987. The Naked Now — A viral outbreak on board the Enterprise has the effect of rendering the entire crew intoxicated.
10/12/1987. Code of Honor — Yar is kidnapped by the representatives of a society that values adherence to honorable custom above all else.
10/19/1987. The Last Outpost — When the Enterprise comes in contact with a Ferengi vessel, a powerful forcefield traps the ship in the orbit of an ancient world.
10/26/1987. Where No One Has Gone Before — A theoretical test to improve the ship's engine output sends the Enterprise careening out of control to a place where imagination becomes reality.
11/2/1987. Lonely Among Us — The Enterprise is stricken by an energy pattern that takes control of the computer system and, ultimately, Captain Picard.
11/9/1987. Justice — While on a world of apparent paradise, Wesley Crusher commits an accidental, trivial offense and is consequently sentenced to death.
11/16/1987. The Battle — While meeting with a Ferengi ship with an unknown motive, Picard begins to have flashbacks to a deadly encounter from his previous command, the USS Stargazer.
11/23/1987. Hide and Q — Q interrupts the Enterprise while it's on a rescue mission and asks Riker to join the Q, giving him the powers of omnipotence.
11/30/1987. Haven — When Troi's fiance in a traditional Betazoid arranged marriage arrives on the Enterprise, Riker must deal with unresolved feelings while Troi must deal with her uncontained mother.
1/11/1988. The Big Goodbye — Picard, Data, and Crusher become trapped in a holodeck simulation of a 1940s private detective novel.
1/18/1988. Datalore — The Enterprise crew visits Data's colony of origin and discovers a planet devoid of life, and also an android virtually identical to Data.
1/25/1988. Angel One — Riker attempts to negotiate the release of prisoners sentenced to death on a world controlled by an oppressive matriarchal society.
2/1/1988. 11001001 — A group of Bynars, from an alien society highly dependent on computers, distracts Riker with a particularly convincing holodeck program as part of a plan to steal the Enterprise.
2/8/1988. Too Short a Season — The Enterprise provides passage for an old Starfleet admiral to negotiate the release of hostages from a world he had dealings with nearly 50 years earlier.
2/15/1988. When the Bough Breaks — A sterile alien society kidnaps children from the Enterprise in a desperate bid to avoid the extinction of their species.
2/22/1988. Home Soil — When a scientist is apparently murdered, the Enterprise crew investigates and discovers a new form of intelligent life.
3/14/1988. Coming of Age — Wesley Crusher takes the Starfleet Academy entrance exam. Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew is put under an investigation to find problems in Picard's command.
3/21/1988. Heart of Glory — Two Klingon fugitives are rescued by the Enterprise and subsequently attempt to convince Worf to join them.
4/11/1988. The Arsenal of Freedom — An away team is threatened by an advanced weapons system on the surface of a destroyed world while the Enterprise comes under attack from an invisible weapon in orbit.
4/18/1988. Symbiosis — Picard must interpret the Prime Directive to settle a dispute between two societies over a much-needed supply of drugs they have in their possession.
4/25/1988. Skin of Evil — Troi's shuttle crashes on a planet, and the rescue team is confronted and threatened by an evil being holding nothing but contempt for the visitors.
5/2/1988. We'll Always Have Paris — An investigation into why strange events are happening in space and time reunites Picard with an old flame.
5/9/1988. Conspiracy — Picard is warned of an alien conspiracy at the top levels of Starfleet Command.
5/16/1988. The Neutral Zone — Shortly after Data and Worf rescue cryogenically frozen 20-century survivors from a space relic, the Enterprise is deployed to the Neutral Zone to investigate unusual Romulan activity.
Season 2 (1988-1989)
11/21/1988. The Child — An alien entity impregnates Counselor Troi, leading to the child's birth and growth at an alarmingly accelerated rate.
11/28/1988. Where Silence Has Lease — The Enterprise becomes trapped in a mysterious void where strange and inexplicable events suggest the influence of a superior intelligence.
12/5/1988. Elementary, Dear Data — Geordi instructs the holodeck computer to create a Sherlock Holmes adversary capable of beating Data — an instruction that has unexpected results.
12/12/1988. The Outrageous Okona — The Enterprise plays host to the mischievous Captain Okona. Meanwhile, Data experiments with humor using a holographic stand-up comic as his tutor.
1/9/1989. Loud as a Whisper — The Enterprise provides passage to a war-torn world for a deaf mediator and the telepathic "chorus" of three that speaks for him.
1/23/1989. The Schizoid Man — A dying scientist who believes he can bridge the gulf between man and machine attempts to transfer his consciousness into Data's android brain.
1/30/1989. Unnatural Selection — Pulaski risks her life in an attempt cure a disease that causes rapid aging and has infected the population of a space station.
2/6/1989. A Matter of Honor — Riker learns a lot about the Klingons when he's assigned to one of their vessels in an interspecies crew-member exchange program.
2/13/1989. The Measure of a Man — A Starfleet scientist announces his plans to disassemble Data for scientific research, touching off a legal battle over Data's rights as a Starfleet officer and artificial life form.
2/20/1989. The Dauphin — Wesley develops a crush on an alien girl who is destined to become the ruler of a planet — and whose overprotective guardian intends to keep that path on track.
3/20/1989. Contagion — The Enterprise enters the Romulan Neutral Zone and inherits the mysterious investigation of another Galaxy-class Federation starship after it's destroyed in a disastrous explosion.
3/27/1989. The Royale — Riker, Data, and Worf become trapped in an alien approximation of a 20th-century Earth casino hotel.
4/3/1989. Time Squared — The crew discovers a double of Picard on a shuttlecraft adrift in space and learns that he came from a time several hours in the Enterprise's future.
4/24/1989. The Icarus Factor — Starfleet offers Riker his own command, which coincidentally reunites him with his estranged father. Meanwhile, Wesley discovers Worf's recent bad mood might be caused by his sense of isolation.
5/1/1989. Pen Pals — Data makes radio contact with a young girl on a doomed world, and the crew must decide whether to break the Prime Directive or let an entire civilization be destroyed.
5/8/1989. Q Who — Q asks Picard to join the Enterprise crew and, when denied, hurls the Enterprise into a conflict with an implacable race of cybernetic beings.
5/15/1989. Samaritan Snare — While Picard and Wesley share some time aboard a shuttle en route to a Federation starbase, the rest of the crew comes to the rescue of a distressed ship whose occupants are either more, or less, than they seem.
5/22/1989. Up the Long Ladder — The Enterprise investigates two very different colonies that originated from a single ship launched from Earth in the early 22nd century.
6/19/1989. Manhunt — Lwaxana Troi comes aboard the Enterprise in the midst of a biological phase in her life that vastly increases her sex drive, much to Picard's dismay.
6/29/1989. The Emissary — A half-human, half-Klingon emissary rendezvouses with the Enterprise to address a crisis involving a potentially hostile Klingon ship, and it turns out she has a history with Worf.
7/10/1989. Peak Performance — Starfleet assigns the Enterprise to a lopsided battle drill that pits Picard against Riker, the latter who is to command a vastly inferior ship that encourages improvisation.
7/17/1989. Shades of Grayzero stars — Riker is infected by alien parasites, which Pulaski attempts to repel by inducing Riker to relive his memories.
Season 3 (1989-1990)
9/25/1989. Evolution — When the ship's computer begins malfunctioning on the eve of a once-in-a-lifetime scientific experiment, the crew learns that a newly developing artificial intelligence may be responsible.
10/2/1989. The Ensigns of Command — Data must convince the inhabitants of an illegally located colony to give up their homes before the alien race that owns the planet arrives to colonize it.
10/9/1989. The Survivors — The crew must determine why a Federation colony of 11,000 was completely destroyed except for one elderly couple and their house.
10/16/1989. Who Watches the Watchers — A mishap at an anthropological research station leads to one of the primitive subjects of the study witnessing the observers and concluding that Picard is a god.
10/23/1989. The Bonding — The crew must inform a 12-year-old boy that his mother has been killed on an away mission.
10/30/1989. Booby Trap — Geordi must race against the clock to free the Enterprise from an ancient booby trap designed to kill its captives with deadly radiation.
11/6/1989. The Enemy — Geordi is held prisoner by a Romulan who survived a mysterious crash on a desolate planet along the Neutral Zone.
11/13/1989. The Price — When the Enterprise hosts negotiations for the acquisition of what appears to be a stable wormhole, one of the negotiators falls in love with Troi.
11/20/1989. The Vengeance Factor — Picard attempts to mediate a deal that would return a lawless band of criminal outcasts to mainstream society, but a murderer threatens to derail the talks.
1/1/1990. The Defector — A Romulan defector crosses the border into Federation space and claims that a Romulan invasion plot is imminent.
1/8/1990. The Hunted — A biologically enhanced soldier escapes a government prison on his homeworld and runs loose on the Enterprise.
1/29/1990. The High Ground — Crusher is captured by a ruthless terrorist organization that plans to use her as a bargaining chip to force the government to consider its demands.
2/5/1990. Déjà Q — Q, having been stripped of his powers by the Q Continuum, expresses his desire to join the Enterprise crew.
2/12/1990. A Matter of Perspective — When Riker is accused of murder, an extradition hearing is convened in the holodeck to consider witness depositions.
2/19/1990. Yesterday's Enterprise — The Enterprise's predecessor, the 1701-C, passes through a rift in time, arriving in an alternate future where the Federation has been at war with the Klingons for 20 years.
3/12/1990. The Offspring — Data creates an android that he calls his child, and Starfleet's resulting interest in studying her threatens to separate her from her father.
3/19/1990. Sins of the Father — When Worf's deceased father is accused of being a traitor, Worf decides to stand trial before the Klingon High Council in order to clear his family's name.
3/26/1990. Allegiance — Picard is kidnapped and replaced with a duplicate. While the duplicate takes the Enterprise on a new course, Picard and his cellmates attempt escape.
4/2/1990. Captain's Holiday — While vacationing on Risa, Picard is pulled into an unanticipated conflict, romance, and a hunt for a mysterious item from the future.
4/23/1990. Tin Man — With the help of a Betazoid with exceptional telepathic abilities, the Enterprise races to make contact with an unknown form of life before the Romulans can.
4/30/1990. Hollow Pursuits — Geordi attempts to reach out to an officer whose career suffers from awkward social skills, tardiness, and an addiction to holodeck fantasies.
5/7/1990. The Most Toys — A collector of rare items kidnaps Data and fakes his death in a shuttle explosion, intending to add him to the collection as its crown jewel.
5/14/1990. Sarek — When Vulcan Ambassador Sarek comes aboard the Enterprise to negotiate an alliance, unexplained anger in the crew leads to violence that threatens the negotiations.
5/28/1990. Ménage à Troi — Riker, Troi and Lwaxana are kidnapped by a smitten Ferengi opportunist.
6/4/1990. Transfigurations — Crusher rescues a critically injured man who cannot remember who he is or where he came from, and he turns out to have extraordinary healing abilities.
9/24/1990. The Best of Both Worlds, Part II — With Picard in their clutches, the Borg proceed on their course to Earth, where they threaten to bring about unimaginable devastation.
10/1/1990. Family — With the Enterprise docked for repairs at Earth, the crew has the rare opportunity to take shore leave and address family matters.
10/8/1990. Brothers — Data hijacks the Enterprise and takes it to a planet where he comes face-to-face with his creator, previously believed to be long dead.
10/15/1990. Suddenly Human — The Enterprise comes to the aid of an alien ship crewed by teenagers, and among them they find a human boy who was thought to have been killed 10 years earlier in an attack.
10/22/1990. Remember Me — An experiment conducted by Wesley has unanticipated side effects for Doctor Crusher, who finds her world suddenly shrinking around her.
10/29/1990. Legacy — The Enterprise crew attempts to negotiate the release of Federation hostages on the late Tasha Yar's violent homeworld, where they find themselves allied with Tasha's sister, Ishara.
11/5/1990. Reunion — Ambassador K'Ehleyr, who reveals to Worf that they have a young son, reports the need for the Enterprise to intervene in the affairs of a Klingon Empire headed for possible civil war.
11/12/1990. Future Imperfect — Riker wakes up 16 years from the last thing he remembers, where he learns he has a son and is about to negotiate a treaty with the Romulans.
11/19/1990. Final Mission — On Wesley Crusher's final mission with the Enterprise before leaving for Starfleet Academy, he and Picard find themselves stranded on a desert moon when their shuttle crashes.
12/31/1990. The Loss — The Enterprise's encounter with two-dimensional life forms causes Counselor Troi to lose her empathic abilities.
1/7/1991. Data's Day — Data recounts a day in his life in a letter to Earth, which includes his role in an upcoming wedding and a mysterious incident involving the Romulans and a Vulcan ambassador.
1/28/1991. The Wounded — A rogue Starfleet captain begins attacking Cardassian targets in defiance of the peace treaty that recently ended the war between the Cardassians and the Federation.
2/4/1991. Devil's Due — An alien world begins tearing itself apart when an ancient legend foretelling the return of the devil appears to be coming true.
2/11/1991. Clues — The entire crew is rendered unconscious for what Data says was for only 30 seconds, but clues hint that it actually might have been much longer.
2/18/1991. First Contact — When Riker goes missing on an alien world on the verge of warp travel, Picard initiates first contact with their society.
3/11/1991. Galaxy's Child — Dr. Leah Brahms, designer of the Enterprise's warp engines, comes aboard the ship, prompting Geordi's optimism that they can become friends.
3/18/1991. Night Terrors — The Enterprise finds a missing Starfleet vessel whose entire crew is dead, and after the Enterprise becomes stranded they risk facing a similar fate.
3/25/1991. Identity Crisis — Geordi and an old friend discover they are the last survivors of an away mission from several years earlier whose other members recently went missing or dead.
4/1/1991. The Nth Degree — An alien probe turns Barclay into a super-genius, who subsequently connects his mind to the ship's computer and takes over the Enterprise.
4/22/1991. Qpid — Q teleports the senior crew to a fantasy depiction of Sherwood Forest, where Picard must take up swordplay as Robin Hood to save his fair lady Vash.
4/29/1991. The Drumhead — After a security breach and suspected sabotage on the Enterprise, a famous Starfleet legal investigator opens an inquiry that slowly turns into a witch hunt.
5/6/1991. Half a Life — Lwaxana Troi has a relationship with a man whose world's custom is to commit suicide on their 60th birthdays.
5/13/1991. The Host — Crusher falls in love with a Trill ambassador whose host body dies and whose symbiotic existence is passed to another host: Commander Riker.
5/27/1991. The Mind's Eye — Geordi is kidnapped by the Romulans and brainwashed into becoming a sleeper assassin in their attempt to undermine the alliance between the Klingons and Federation.
6/3/1991. In Theory — Data attempts to gain a better understanding of the human condition by entering into a dating relationship with another member of the crew.
6/17/1991. Redemption, Part I — Worf attempts to regain his family honor while saving the Klingon Empire when the fractured Klingon High Council faces the prospect of civil war.
Season 5 (1991-1992)
9/23/1991. Redemption, Part II — With civil war having broken out in the Klingon Empire, Worf fights on Gowron's side against the Duras family while the Enterprise investigates the possibility of Romulan interference in the conflict.
9/30/1991. Darmok — Picard and an alien captain struggle through a difficult language barrier while re-enacting an ancient battle.
10/7/1991. Ensign Ro — The Enterprise is assigned to capture a group of Bajoran terrorists who have allegedly attacked a Federation outpost, so they take on a troubled Bajoran crew member with unique expertise on the situation.
10/14/1991. Silicon Avatar — The Enterprise pursues the crystalline entity after it destroys all life on a Federation colony.
10/21/1991. Disaster — A spatial anomaly cripples the Enterprise, leaving crew members trapped in various parts of the ship with little hope for rescue.
10/28/1991. The Game — Wesley Crusher, visiting the Enterprise while on leave from the Academy, finds that a popular new game may have sinister implications.
11/4/1991. Unification, Part I — Picard and Data travel to Romulus to search for Ambassador Spock, who is rumored to be there on an unknown mission.
11/11/1991. Unification, Part II — Spock reveals his plan to Picard to reunify the Vulcan and Romulan worlds, but may face political challenges and possible death in the process.
11/18/1991. A Matter of Time — A man traveling in a small shuttle claims he is from the 26th century to observe a historic event the Enterprise is about to participate in.
1/6/1992. New Ground — Worf's son Alexander returns to the Enterprise, providing Worf the difficult challenge of balancing parenthood with his duties as a Starfleet officer.
1/27/1992. Hero Worship — A boy who was the sole survivor of a mysterious calamity on a science vessel decides to mimic Data's android qualities as a way of coping with his loss.
2/3/1992. Violations — An alien race of telepaths visits the ship and offers their skills of retrieving long-forgotten memories, but suspicions arise when members of the crew fall into unexplained comas.
2/10/1992. The Masterpiece Society — The Enterprise attempts to save an isolated colony from a stellar fragment, and find that they may be unintentionally upsetting the delicate balance of this closed system just by interacting with the colonists.
2/17/1992. Conundrum — The crew's memories and all their personnel files are erased, and as they try to piece together their identities they learn they may in the middle of a deadly war.
2/24/1992. Power Play — Hostile entities take control of the bodies of Data, Troi, and O'Brien and hold the Enterprise and its crew hostage.
3/2/1992. Ethics — An accident that paralyzes Worf prompts him to ask Riker to help him commit suicide, but an experimental medical procedure might be able to reverse his injury.
3/16/1992. The Outcast — A member of an alien race that has no gender goes against its society's norms upon admitting to Riker that she identifies herself as female.
3/23/1992. Cause and Effect — The Enterprise becomes trapped in a repeating time loop where it is destroyed at the end of every cycle.
3/30/1992. The First Duty — An elite squadron of Starfleet cadets that includes Wesley Crusher is investigated following a flight exercise accident that resulted in the death of one of their team members.
4/20/1992. Cost of Living — On the eve of her wedding, Lwaxana Troi comes aboard the Enterprise and interferes with Deanna's and Worf's attempts to teach his son discipline.
4/27/1992. The Perfect Mate — An empathic woman with the ability to adapt to be the perfect husband for any man finds her role in an impending arranged marriage complicated when she takes an interest in Picard.
5/4/1992. Imaginary Friend — An alien presence appears in the form of a young girl's imaginary friend.
5/11/1992. I, Borg — The Enterprise crew rescues the sole survivor of a Borg scout ship, and Picard realizes the crew may be able to use the drone as a weapon against the entire Borg collective.
5/18/1992. The Next Phase — La Forge and Ro disappear in an apparent transporter accident and are presumed dead, but have actually been turned invisible by an experimental technology and must figure out how to contact the Enterprise crew.
6/1/1992. The Inner Light — An alien probe attaches itself to Picard's mind, who wakes up as a man in a small village on a distant world.
6/15/1992. Time's Arrow, Part I — Data's head is discovered to have been lying buried beneath San Francisco for 500 years, leading the Enterprise crew on an investigation that uncovers an alien time portal.
Season 6 (1992-1993)
9/21/1992. Time's Arrow, Part II — The crew, having traveled to the 19th century, must stop an alien race that is using innocent victims from the past as an energy source.
9/28/1992. Realm of Fear — When Barclay confronts his fear of the transporter, he uncovers a mystery that is more than he bargained for.
10/5/1992. Man of the People — While the Enterprise is on a diplomatic mission, an alien influence leads Troi to exhibit strange behavior.
10/12/1992. Relics — The crew rescues Scotty, chief engineer of the original Enterprise, who has been suspended in time on board a crashed ship for 75 years.
10/19/1992. Schisms — When several members of the crew begin experiencing unexplained symptoms, the clues reveal that they may have been unwittingly abducted to an alien realm.
10/26/1992. True Q — A young woman arrives on the Enterprise and discovers that she has new abilities emerging that may be the power of the Q.
11/2/1992. Rascals — Picard and three other members of the crew are transformed into children, after which they must foil a plot by a band of Ferengi to take over the ship.
11/9/1992. A Fistful of Datas — Worf, Troi, and Alexander go into an Old West holodeck program that begins to malfunction, transforming holodeck characters into versions of Data.
11/16/1992.The Quality of Life — Data discovers that a set of robotic tools might be showing the signs of evolving into a form of intelligent life.
12/14/1992. Chain of Command, Part I — Picard is relieved of command and ordered to lead a secret mission to investigate a Cardassian facility suspected of building a doomsday weapon. Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew must adjust to life under a new, no-nonsense captain.
12/21/1992. Chain of Command, Part II — While the Enterprise engages in dangerous negotiations, Picard is held captive by the Cardassians and tortured for information.
1/25/1993. Ship in a Bottle — Professor Moriarity, a self-aware holodeck character, demands that Picard find a way to free him from the confines of the holodeck so he can exist in the real world.
2/1/1993. Aquiel — Geordi becomes involved with a woman suspected of killing a fellow officer aboard a remote, isolated space station.
2/8/1993. Face of the Enemy — Troi wakes up on a Romulan ship after being transformed into an undercover Romulan intelligence operative and must engage in a covert mission.
2/15/1993. Tapestry — As Picard lies dying on the operating table, he suddenly finds himself face to face with Q, who offers him the opportunity to go back in time and correct the mistakes of his youth.
2/22/1993. Birthright, Part I — An alien approaches Worf on Deep Space Nine and claims his father is still alive in a Romulan internment camp. Meanwhile, an experiment knocks Data unconscious, during which he has a mysterious vision of his creator, Doctor Soong.
3/1/1993. Birthright, Part II — Worf finds himself at odds with the Romulan leader of a decades-old prison camp that was transformed into a community where Klingons and Romulans now live in peace.
3/29/1993. Starship Mine — Picard becomes the Enterprise's last line of defense against a group of criminals attempting to steal a dangerous substance from the warp core.
4/5/1993. Lessons — Picard finds himself falling for a member of the crew, putting him in a potentially awkward place between his personal life and his professional duties.
4/26/1993. The Chase — Picard is pulled into an archaeological quest that draws the competing attention of the Klingons, Romulans, and Cardassians, and which hints at a profound discovery.
5/3/1993. Frame of Mind — Riker descends into a nightmare where he cannot distinguish reality from delusion when he begins shifting between two lives: one aboard the Enterprise and another inside an alien mental ward.
5/10/1993. Suspicions — Crusher assembles a panel of alien scientists to investigate a theoretical new technology but then finds herself embroiled in a series of incidents including possible murder.
5/17/1993. Rightful Heir — Worf goes on a spiritual retreat where he witnesses the apparent resurrection of the renowned Klingon warrior Kahless — which could have profound or devastating consequences for the Klingon Empire.
5/24/1993. Second Chances — Riker rescues a cloned version of himself that was created in a freak transporter incident eight years earlier and has been stranded ever since — and who now wants to resume life from where it was interrupted.
6/14/1993. Timescape — When returning from a conference, Picard, Data, Geordi, and Troi rendezvous with the Enterprise to find it frozen in time amid a shattering of the space-time continuum into regions where time moves at variable rates.
6/21/1993. Descent, Part I — The Enterprise crew encounters the Borg, whose behavior has radically and inexplicably changed from drones in a collective to violent individuals.
Season 7 (1993-1994)
9/20/1993. Descent, Part II — Lore holds Picard, Geordi, and Troi prisoner and uses a stream of transmitted emotions to control Data, while planning to use the Borg to conquer the Federation.
9/27/1993. Liaisons — While Worf and Troi host two alien diplomats aboard the Enterprise, Picard's shuttle crashes on a desolate world where he is rescued by a woman who has been stranded for seven years.
10/4/1993. Interface — While using a virtual-reality interface to pilot a probe and search a disabled, uninhabitable ship, Geordi sees his mother, who recently went missing when her ship vanished without a trace and was presumed lost.
10/11/1993. Gambit, Part I — The Enterprise investigates the apparent murder of Picard, leading to the discovery of a band of mercenaries who are raiding archeological sites of their artifacts for reasons unknown.
10/18/1993. Gambit, Part II — Picard and Riker, who have been absorbed into a crew of interstellar mercenaries, engage in undercover trickery in an attempt to discover and thwart their hidden plans.
10/25/1993. Phantasms — Data begins having bizarre nightmares which cause him to exhibit sleepwalking and other dangerous behavior.
11/1/1993. Dark Page — Troi's mother falls into a coma because of a mysterious mental trauma, leading Troi on a mission to save her.
11/8/1993. Attached — Picard and Crusher are captured during a diplomatic mission and implanted with devices that allow them to hear each other's thoughts.
11/15/1993. Force of Nature — The Enterprise crew is contacted by scientists who claim the frequent use of warp drive in a nearby corridor of space is causing irreversible damage to their planet's ecosystem.
11/22/1993. Inheritance — Data meets a woman who claims to be the wife of Dr. Noonien Soong, and who helped build Data and test his programming many years ago.
11/29/1993. Parallels — Worf finds reality shattered when he begins shifting between a myriad of parallel universes where different outcomes affect everything from minor details to entire lives.
1/10/1994. The Pegasus — An admiral who commanded the doomed USS Pegasus — on which Riker served his first Starfleet mission during the ship's mysterious loss — announces the ship's wreckage still exists and that the Enterprise must find its experimental technology before the Romulans.
1/17/1994. Homeward — Worf's foster brother hatches a plan in violation of the Prime Directive to transplant the doomed inhabitants of a primitive village to another planet by using a holodeck simulation to fool them into believing they never left their world.
1/31/1994. Sub Rosa — Crusher attends the funeral of her grandmother on a Federation colony, where she is drawn into a bizarre relationship with a seemingly supernatural being.
2/7/1994. Lower Decks — Four junior officers looking to advance their Starfleet careers find themselves tested when the Enterprise engages in a covert mission shrouded in secrecy.
2/14/1994. Thine Own Self — Data loses his memory while on a pre-industrial alien world, where his peculiar existence draws the interest and later the fear of a village's people.
2/21/1994. Masks — A computerized vessel carrying an ancient alien archive uploads an array of personalities into Data's mind while transforming the Enterprise into a likeness of its civilization.
2/28/1994. Eye of the Beholder — Troi is pulled into a dangerous situation involving telepathic mysteries while investigating the apparent suicide of a crew member.
3/21/1994. Genesis — Picard and Data return to the Enterprise to find the entire crew has "de-evolved" into more primitive forms of life.
3/28/1994. Journey's End — Wesley Crusher makes a return visit while the Enterprise is assigned to relocate a Federation colony that now resides in Cardassian space as a result of negotiated border changes.
4/25/1994. Firstborn — Worf encounters a stranger who says he serves the House of Mogh and wants to help Alexander become a Klingon warrior.
5/2/1994. Bloodlines — An old enemy vows vengeance upon Picard, saying he intends to kill the son Picard never knew he had.
5/9/1994. Emergence — The Enterprise creates an artificial intelligence that seizes control of the ship and expresses its thoughts through metaphors on the holodeck.
5/16/1994. Preemptive Strike — Amid escalating violence in the Federation/Cardassian demilitarized zone, Ro returns to the Enterprise and is assigned to an undercover mission to infiltrate a band of Federation renegades known as the Maquis.
5/23/1994. All Good Things... — Picard begins shifting through the timeline between the past, present, and future, gaining knowledge that gradually reveals a grave threat to humanity's very existence.