Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Dates: September 28, 1987 - May 23, 1994
  • Type: Television Series
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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It is inspired by these television series...

Star Trek

This Television Series inspired Star Trek: The Next Generation
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It is referred to by these books...

3001: The Final Odyssey
written by
part of Space Odyssey

This Book refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Trying to make Poole comfortable, he was provided with episodes from each of the Star Trek series (ST:TOS and ST:TNG), and Poole even remembers meeting both Patrick Stewart and Leonard Nimoy (Chapter 5). Later in the book, the concept of the "Prime Directive" from the show is joked about (Chapter 21).

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Deadpool 2 Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Geordie Leforge is listed as the Chief Engineer in the credits
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GE Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Commander Data from ST:TNG is featured in this ad.
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Uber Eats Commercial - Showdown - Tonight I'll Be Eating...

This Television Commercial refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Parks and Recreation:
Season:  5  / Episode:  6 
Ben's Parents

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
At the engagement party, Ben debates the differences between Captain Kirk and Captain Picard.

Community:
Season:  5  / Episode:  5 
Geothermal Escapism

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
The person assigned to go with Troy on his around the world trip is LeVar Burton who played Geordi La Forge in ST:TNG. When Abed sees this, he says, "Engage" which was what Captain Picard would say to the helm. Troy then asks Burton several Star Trek questions in the closing scene.

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  9 
Holidays of Future Passed

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Doctor Hibbert is shown wearing a visor like Geordi La Forge in ST:TNG.

Parks and Recreation:
Season:  5  / Episode:  3 
How a Bill Becomes a Law

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Toward the beginning of the episode, we learn that Ben writes Star Trek fan fiction. At the end, we find that he is specifically writing for ST:TNG.

Community:
Season:  2  / Episode:  16 
Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Pierce pays LeVar Burton to come visit Troy. Burton asks if Troy knows him from Star Trek or Reading Rainbow.

The Simpsons:
Season:  21  / Episode:  19 
The Squirt and the Whale

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Comic Book Guy wears his Star Trek costume, and shows the stages of William Shatner from his 'Star Trek' days up through the time he starred in the series 'Boston Legal'.

The Big Bang Theory:
Season:  3  / Episode:  22 
The Staircase Implementation

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Leonard tells Penny about his first meeting with Sheldon, when he was being interviewed as a potential roommate. One of Sheldon's questions for Leonard is "Kirk or Pickard?". Leonard answers "Original series over Next Generation, but Kirk over Pickard.", successfully passing another one of Sheldon's roommate 'challenges'.

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  2  / Episode:  17 
To Live and Die in VA

This Television Episode refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
In the opening scenes as Cleveland sings the R.E.M. song 'Everybody Hurts', the characters of The Cleveland Show are all shown waiting in traffic. Along with the Stoolbend residents, Worf, a character from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' is shown sitting in his car in the traffic jam as the song continues to play.

It is the basis of these movie series...

Star Trek

This Movie Series is based on Star Trek: The Next Generation
Four of the films in the series are based on ST:TNG
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It is referred to by these songs...

Banditos
performed by The Refreshments

This Song refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
The lyrics make reference to ST:TNG, "So give you ID card to the border guard Your alias says you Captain John Luke Picard Of the United Federation of Planets 'Cause they won't speak English any ways"

It is the basis of these television series...

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This Television Series is inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation
ST:DS9 is a spin off of ST:TNG, and sometimes included crossovers or guest appearances by the cast of TNG
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Star Trek: Picard

This Television Series is a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Star Trek: Voyager

This Television Series is inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation
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It is the basis of these movies...

Star Trek Generations
part of Star Trek

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is based on Star Trek: The Next Generation
This movie was a crossover between ST:TOS and ST:TNG through a time travel plot element

It is referred to by these movies...

Transformers
part of Transformers

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to Star Trek: The Next Generation
Bubblebee's radio says "Message from Starfleet" the first time he tries to actively communicate with Sam and Mikaela after the fight with the police car.
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