Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6 (1992 - 1993)


Season 6
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Critic Ratings: 5


Audience Score

User Ratings: 123
User image


Air date: Sep 21, 1992
Air date: Sep 28, 1992
Air date: Oct 5, 1992
Air date: Oct 12, 1992
Air date: Oct 19, 1992
Air date: Oct 26, 1992
Air date: Nov 2, 1992
Air date: Nov 9, 1992
Air date: Nov 16, 1992
Air date: Dec 14, 1992
Show More Episodes

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6 Photos

Tv Season Info

Season 6 sees the crew of the USS Enterprise head to 1890s San Francisco to rescue Data. Later in the season the crew face off against familiar enemies in 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
Gates McFadden
as Dr. Beverly Crusher
Patti Yasutake
as Nurse Alyssa Ogawa
Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
John Durbin
as Gul Lemec
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Katherine `Kate' Pulaski
Ronny Cox
as Capt. Jellico
David Warner
as Gul Madred
Natalija Nogulich
as Adm. Nechayev
James Doohan
as Montgomery `Scotty' Scott
Mae Jemison
as Ens. Palmer
John Neville
as Isaac Newton
Ellen Bry
as Dr. Farallon
Norman Lloyd
as Prof. Galen
Jerry Hardin
as Samuel Clemens
Daniel Davis
as Prof. Moriarty
Michael Bofshever
as Romulan/Alien
David Selburg
as Dr. Syrus
Chip Lucia
as Ambassador Ves Alcar
Wendy Hughes
as Lt. Cmdr.Nella Daren
Salome Jens
as Humanoid
Renata Scott
as Adm. Hayes
Rene Jones
as Lt. (jg) Aquiel Uhnari
Dennis Cockrum
as Alien Captain
Lucy Boryer
as Ens. Janeway
Tim Russ
as Devor
Pamela Kosh
as Mrs. Carmichael
Scott Trost
as Shipley
J. Downing
as Transporter Chief Kelso
Andrew Prine
as Administrator
Jim Norton
as Albert Einstein
William Boyett
as Policeman
John DeMita
as Sickbay Romulan
Olivia d'Abo
as Amanda Rogers
John de Mita
as Sickbay Romulan
Lou Wagner
as DaiMon Solok
Peter Slutsker
as Dr. Reyga
Stacie Foster
as Lt. Bartel
Clint Carmichael
as Nausicaan No. 1
James Gleason
as Dr. Appollinaire
Jorge Cervera Jr.
as Mexican Bandit
Allan Dean Moore
as Wounded Crew Member
Maurice Roëves
as Romulan Captain
Thomas Belgrey
as Crew Member
John S. Ragin
as Dr. Christopher
Richard Gilbert-Hill
as Borg #1 (Bosus)
John Nelson
as Medical Technician
Mary Stein
as Alien Nurse
Megan Parlen
as Young Ro
Pamela Winslow
as Ensign McKnight
Alexander Enberg
as Young Reporter
Arlee Reed
as Waiter
Isis Carmen Jones
as Young Guinan
Mike Gomez
as DaiMon Lurin
Hana Hatae
as Molly O'Brien
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 6

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The Next Generation take is darker and more politically progressive: Torture is counterproductive for the interrogator and devastating-both physically and emotionally-for the subject.

Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

By the time Season 6's "Relics" came around the show's trips back to the Kirk/Spock well had perhaps gone too far...But it's Scotty's session with Picard that provides one of the finest moments in all of Trek.

Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…

There are some solid episodes in the season, but not too many of them come close to the greatness that was seen in the previous seasons.

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

As a whole, Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 6 might well be the finest complete season the series ever produced and well worth a look or a re-look.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…

It's been a good season by and large, certainly better than I was expecting.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6

  • Mar 26, 2015
    Star Trek: The Next Generation carries on without creator Gene Roddenberry in its sixth season. Season 6 also marks the launch of Trek's first spin-off series, Deep Space Nine, and its first cross-over episode "Birthright." Yet this branching off comes with the loss of Colm Meaney from the recurring cast, along with several others from TNG's creative team. Still, the writers deliver a number of impressive episodes, including "True Q," "Chain Of Command," "Ship in a Bottle," and "Rightful Heir." And, such guest stars as Olivia d'Abo, Ronny Cox, and original series cast member James Doohan beam aboard. Season 6 of Star Trek: The Next Generation continues to deliver entertaining adventures, but somehow it seems a little less ambitious than previous seasons; sticking to what has worked in the past rather than boldly going where no one has gone before.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2018
    From this point on this fantastic series gets the same 4.5/5 in my books. Star Trek Next Gen is great television. Thought provoking and entertaining. Characters that you really care about. This is what Star Trek is about.
  • Feb 25, 2017
    One would think that a show like "Star Trek: The Next Generation" might be running out of gas a bit at this point. This is the fourth really strong season in a row, and it would be easy for the actors to get restless or the writers to starting scraping the bottom of the idea well. Fortunately, neither of those things happen in this Sixth Season, and in fact it is rather the opposite, as I consider this season to be the best of the entire run top-to-bottom. What I really like about this Sixth Season is that each episode is so unique and the balance across the season is absolutely perfect. In other seasons of TNG, one could really sense when the writers were working under certain themes or tracts (e.g. the show really dealing with some political topics for awhile in the middle years). This season had a little bit of everything. Some of the highlights include... -The return of Reginald Barclay (Dwight Schulz), who is always a treat, this time paranoid about the transporters! -The seemingly impossible return of old-school engineer Scotty (James Doohan) in a wonderful episode. -Picard (Patrick Stewart) getting captured and tortured by the Cardassians, one of the best episodes in show history. -Remember Professor Moriarty from the holodeck? He's back! -"Tapesty", probably my favorite single episode of the entire show. Picard, via Q (John De Lancie), gets a chance for a do-over in regards to the incident that caused him to need an artificial heart. -The powerful acting of Jonathan Frakes in the Riker-centric "Frame of Mind". One of the best "concept episodes" the show ever produced. The same can be said for Frakes (in a dual-role) in "Second Chances". -It wouldn't be Star Trek without a time-themed episode, and "Timescape" delivers a doozy. So, despite the fact that the season starts off with a whimper ("Time's Arrow II" is a train wreck) and doesn't end much better ("Descent I" isn't worthy of a finale), all the content in between is stellar. Even the episodes that may not work quite as well are at the very least entertaining, such as a take on Die Hard ("Starship Mine"), some of the crew reverting to childhood ("Rascals"), and Data and Troi hamming it up in a holodeck Wild West ("A Fistful of Datas"). Another big part of Season Six's success was a strong focus on Stewart as Picard. Not that he wasn't featured before, but he just really, really shined in a number of character-stretching roles here. He's such a key character in setting the tone for what TNG is all about that the timbre of many episodes can be made or broke by his subtle nuances. So, Season Six of "Next Generation" not only shows no signs of dropping off, but may actually be at the very top of its game. The acting is top-notch, the idea chest is overflowing, and there truly is "something for everyone" in terms of variety of episode types.
  • Jun 18, 2016
    Pretty good, except for "Rascals" and "A Fistful of Datas". Best episode: "Chain of Command" part 2 Worst episodes: "Rascals" and "A Fistful of Datas" (Why are all the kids in Star Trek The Next Generation so annoying?)
  • Jan 04, 2016
    The second best Star Trek series of the 6, soon to be 7 series, after The Original Series. With Voyager very close behind. The reason I put this above Voyager, has a lot to do with it's importance in the Star Trek universe, as well as the fact that the show reaches some really high highs. However Voyager is a more consistent show, with not as many "blah" episodes, but may not have reach quite the high highs of Next Generation. Great cast, great acting, great storytelling overall and a very important and great Sci-Fi show!

News & Features