Encounter at Farpoint (Episode 1)


Episode Info

The first two episodes of the syndicated Star Trek: The Next Generation were originally telecast in tandem as a two-hour "TV movie" on September 30, 1987. After the obligatory introductions of the new crew of the Enterprise , the starship sets sail for the planet Daneb IV, for the purpose of investigating the new Farpoint starbase. Halfway to their destination, the crew is captured by obstreperous alien life form "Q" (John de Lancie) and placed on trial for all the crimes previously committed by the Human Race. One of the stars of the original Star Trek makes a surprise appearance in octogenarian makeup (Hint: He doesn't get to say, "He's dead, Jim"). "Encounter at Farpoint" was cowritten by Gene Roddenberry and D.C. Fontana.


Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Gates McFadden
as Dr. Beverly Crusher
Michael Patrick Bell
as Groppler Zorn
DeForest Kelley
as Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Colm Meaney
as Conn Ensign
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Katherine `Kate' Pulaski
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Mandarin Bailiff
Michelle Forbes
as Ens. Ro Laren
Patti Yasutake
as Dr. Elissa Ogawa
Timothy Dang
as Bridge Security
Evelyn Guerrero
as Computer Ensign
Chuck Hicks
as Military Officer
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