Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2 (1988 - 1989)



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Air date: Nov 21, 1988
Air date: Nov 28, 1988
Air date: Dec 5, 1988
Air date: Dec 12, 1988
Air date: Jan 9, 1989
Air date: Jan 23, 1989
Air date: Jan 30, 1989
Air date: Feb 6, 1989
Air date: Feb 13, 1989
Air date: Feb 20, 1989
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Season 2 sees the crew of the USS Enterprise face off against enemies including Q and the Borg.


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
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Pulaski
Gates McFadden
as Beverly Crusher
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Colm Meaney
as Transporter Chief
Lycia Naff
as Sonya Gomez
Majel Barrett
as Lwaxana Troi
Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Earl Boen
as Nagilum
Amanda McBroom
as Judge Advocate General
Clyde Kusatsu
as Adm. Nakamura
Sam Anderson
as Assistant Manager
Mitchell Ryan
as Kyle Riker
Nikki Cox
as Sarjenka
Patricia Smith
as Dr. Sara Kingsley
Alan Shearman
as Lestrade
Leo Damian
as Warrior/Adonis
Thalmus Rasulala
as Capt. Donald Varley
Seymour Cassel
as Hester Dealt
Brian Brophy
as Cdr. Bruce Maddox
John Putch
as Ensign Mendon
David L. Lander
as Tactician
Robert Costanzo
as Slade Bender
Carolyn Seymour
as Sub-Cmdr. Taris
Mick Fleetwood
as Antidian Dignitary
Charles Douglass
as Ens. Haskell
Bill Campbell
as Capt. Thaduin Okona
J. Patrick McNamara
as Capt. Taggert
Dana Sparks
as Tactical Ensign
R.J. Williams
as Ian Andrew Troi
Scott Trost
as Transporter Ensign
Tzi Ma
as Biomolecular Specialist
Leslie Neale
as Ensign Nagel
Biff Manard
as Ruffian
Leo Garcia
as Bellboy
Mädchen Amick
as Anya as Teenage Girl
Diz White
as Prostitute
Peter Parros
as Tactics Officer
Glenn Morshower
as Ensign Burke
Diedrich Bader
as Tactical Crewman
Dawn Arnemann
as Miss Gladstone
Anne Ramsay
as Asst. Eng. Clancy
Cindy Sorenson
as Anya as Furry Animal
Richard Lavin
as Warrior #1
Jennifer Barlow
as Ensign Gibson
Chip Heller
as Warrior #2
Joe Piscopo
as The Comic
John Garrett
as Lieutenant
Wren T. Brown
as Transport Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It's really hard to imagine that a show could get this bad in its second season and still come back for a third.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite all the season has going for it, the season finale is simply the worst Star Trek episode ever filmed.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Where were YOU the first time you felt so much contempt towards Shades of Gray that you switched your TV off in disgust and went to do something else with your life instead?

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Things were never the same after Season Two, when TNG grew up, and the Enterprise-D truly entered uncharted territory.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Whereas Season 1 existed very much in the shadow of Kirk and his show, Season 2 did a great deal to bring The Next Generation into its own.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Solid from beginning to end, and, for once, living up to the series' tag line by boldly going where no Trek had gone before.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2


The voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue on into a second season as Star Trek: The Next Generation begins to find its footing. Correcting some of the first season's mistakes, Riker grows a beard, Geordi gets sent down to engineering, and Whoopi Goldberg is brought aboard to tend bar. But the show also makes the epic blunder of replacing Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) with Dr. Pulaski (Diana Muldaur), which really messes with the character dynamics. Still, there are some classic episodes in this season, including "Q Who?," "Elementary, Dear Data," and "The Measure of a Man." On the other hand, there's the infamous clip show, "Shades of Grey," which is widely considered to be the worst episode of the entire series. While Season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation isn't firing on all thrusters, it makes some important progress; such as moving towards being character centric and improving its episode structure.


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