Star Trek: The Next Generation
November 30, 2012
On September 28, 1987, my world changed forever. I watched the premiere episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation show named " Encounter at Farpoint." (This television series is still my favorite of all time). I was nine years old when this show premiered. I was able to "explore strange new worlds" and life through the eyes of the characters. It was the most imaginative and exciting show I had seen. It was a can’t miss event in my household.
I watched every episode from all seven seasons. When the books started being released, my mother would bring me to the Library and I would to find as many as I could that I had not read. I was able to share my time with my favorite characters in books and television. I felt I had a better feel of the characters after reading the books, like I knew what a look or gesture meant.
The show came to an end in 1994, and four movies were released afterward. In the last movie, Nemesis, my favorite character died, and I did not pick up another TNG book for ten years. (This year is the 25th anniversary of its premiere). I am currently reading a new series that just came out and realized how much the characters still mean to me. After all, these characters have aged and gained more experience, just like myself. Some have even moved on to their own spin-off book series. Through it all, I still get the same excitement I did as a child when these shows come on. Maybe it’s time to watch the series again.
We have seasons 1-7 available in our Library system. Some recent books about the continuing adventures are Plagues of Night and Shattered Light by David George III, The Edge by Rudy Joseph, Destiny by David Mack, and Death in Winter by Michael Jan Friedman.