Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Star Trek The Next Generation debuts on syndicated TV

Star Trek: The Next Generation debuts on syndicated TV on September 28, 1987.

Star Trek The Next Generation

Star Trek The Next Generation (often abbreviated to TNG) is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise.

Roddenberry, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout the production. The show was created 21 years after the original Star Trek show and set in the 24th century from the year 2364 through 2370 (about 100 years after the original series timeframe). The program features a new crew and a new starship Enterprise. Patrick Stewart's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose, updated from the original to represent an open-ended "mission", and to be gender- (and even species-) neutral:
“ Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. ”

Star Trek The Next Generation premiered the week of September 28, 1987 to 27 million viewers with the two-hour pilot "Encounter at Farpoint".

With 178 episodes spread over seven seasons, it ran longer than any other Star Trek series, ending with the two-hour finale "All Good Things..." the week of May 23, 1994.

The series was broadcast in first-run syndication with dates and times varying among individual television stations. The show gained a considerable following during its run and, like The Original Series, remains popular in syndicated reruns. It was the first of several series (the others being Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise) that kept new Star Trek episodes airing until 2005. Star Trek: The Next Generation won 18 Emmy Awards and, in its seventh season, became the first, and currently only, syndicated television show to be nominated for the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series. It was nominated for three Hugo Awards and won two. The first-season episode "The Big Goodbye" also won the Peabody Award for excellence in television programming. The series formed the basis of the seventh through the tenth Star Trek films.

Retro History for September 28 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
1988 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yards
1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
1985 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
1985 "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
1985 "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
1985 "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87
1984 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India vs. Australia, New Delhi)
1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
1980 "Charlie and Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 17 performances
1980 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
1980 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shaver in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
1978 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
1978 Syrians and Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
1976 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
1976 Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 5th New York City Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
1975 6th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
1975 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad and Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
1974 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
1974 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
1974 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
1974 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31
1974 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
1974 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart and peaks at #36
1974 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minnesota Twin, 4-0
1974 John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (New York City)
1974 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
1973 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
1972 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in New York's Carnegie Hall
1972 Japan and Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1971 Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in U.S. Embassy in
1971 New York Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
1971 Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
1970 "Words and Music," debuts on NBC-TV
1970 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
1970 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
1970 Ringo Starr released his "Beaccups of Blues" album

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (52-14)
1969 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
1969 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
1968 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 286 performances
1968 "Hey Jude" by Beatles peaks at #1
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore New York City for 17 performances
1968 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hour
1968 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
1968 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother and Holding Co"
1968 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21,995 miles in 1 hour
1967 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
1965 Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)
1965 Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed
1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
1964 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
1963 "King Leonardo," cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
1963 "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
1963 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
1963 "New Phil Silvers Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "Nick Teen and Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
1963 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
1963 "Shari Lewis Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1963 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
1963 "Tennessee Tuxedo," cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
1963 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yards
1963 Murray The K, a New York DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
1962 "Brighter Day," last airs on CBS-TV daytime
1962 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "Jan Murray Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 "Tonight Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
1962 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
1961 "Doctor Kildare," debuts on NBC-TV
1961 "Hazel," starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
1961 "Purlie Victorious," a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
1961 Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
1961 Ted Williams hits a home run on his last at bat
1961 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
1961 Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
1960 "Millionaire," last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," by Connie Francis hits #1
1960 "Queen For A Day," moves to ABC-TV
1960 "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater
1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 "Hennesey," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story," premieres in Berlin
1959 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
1958 France adopts constitution
1958 Guinea votes for independence from France
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's
1957 "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV
1957 "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1957 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
1957 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
1956 "Johnny Carson Show," TV Variety; last airs on CBS-TV
1956 RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records
1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (New York Yankees beat Dodgers)
1955 WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, North Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 "Bob and Ray Show," TV Variety; last air on NBC
1953 "Juvenile Jury," TV Childrens, last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
1953 "Racket Squad," TV Crime Drama, last airs on CBS
1953 Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954
1953 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yankees clinch pennant #18
1951 Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
1950 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN

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