Star Trek The Next Generation first aired in 1987 and unlike the TOS, I was able to watch it from the start as they originally aired and not in reruns years later.
I still to this day enjoy watching TNG any time that I can. I have plenty of favorite episodes over the course of the seven seasons.
I own all seven seasons on DVD and below I’ve listed the episodes and what disk there on for Season 1. I’ve also added a brief synopsis of each episode as well. I hope you enjoy The Next Generation as much as I do and if so let me know what episodes from season one you liked the best.
1. Encounter At Farpoint
The new captain of the recently built U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Captain Jean-Luc Picard,
takes the crew on their first mission: to discover the secret of Farpoint Station. During their journey, they
encounter an omnipotent being known as Q, who accuses humanity of barbarism, and places them on
trial. Jean-Luc must prove otherwise, or the human race will be annihilated.
2. The Naked Truth
While examining the mysterious deaths of the entire crew on board the Starship
Tsiolkovsky, the crew of the Enterprise is infected with a touch-transmitted virus that lowers inhibitions.
3. Code Of Honor
Tasha Yar must fight for her life, and a vaccine that will save a race of people, when she is kidnapped and
forced to battle her abductors’ wife.
4. The Last Outpost
A powerful entity disables the Enterprise and a Ferengi ship. Their only means of
escape is if they can correctly answer the riddles he asks.
5. Where No One Has Gone Before
The Enterprise is flung across space into a distant galaxy over 2,700,000 light years
away when a propulsion engineer, and his mysterious companion, attempt to re-design the ship’s engine
6. Lonely Among Us.
While escorting diplomatic members of two alien races to a neutral planet called
Parliament, the Enterprise approaches an energy field. Circling around the field in order to briefly study it,
the Enterprise collects the data, and continues towards its destination…with one extra passenger.
Picard is forced to make a difficult choice when Wesley Crusher accidentally breaks a law on Rubicon III
and is sentenced to death.
8. The Battle
The Ferengi hand over an old ship which Picard once captained: the U.S.S. Stargazer.
However, a mind-altering device that has been planted on board alters Picard’s mind to make him think
that he is reliving a past battle, and the target is the Enterprise.
9. Hide And Q
Q places the senior crew of the Enterprise in a war game that pits them against a boar-faced, Napoleonic
enemy. Q tries to get Riker to join the Q Continuum when he grants him the power of the Q.
Lwaxana pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise and announces the pre-arranged
marriage of Deanna to the son of her late husband’s best friend.
11. The Big Goodbye
Picard, Dr. Crusher, and Data are placed in great danger when the holodeck
malfunctions while they are running a Dixon Hill private detective program, which pits them against 1940s
The crew of the Enterprise finds android parts that are identical to Data’s while they are
exploring his home world. A team of engineers and technicians reassemble the android, and Data’s twin,
Lore, is reactivated.
13. Angel One
The Enterprise discovers the male crew of a crashed Federation freighter hiding as
fugitives on the planet Angel One, which is dominated and ruled by women.
The Enterprise rendezvous with Starbase 74 in order to have its systems checked and
upgrades made. While the crew takes some time off, four members from the species known as the Bynar
work feverishly on the ship’s computer system.
15. Too Short A Season
The aging and terminally ill Starfleet Admiral Mark Jameson, who is negotiating the
release of hostages, suddenly begins growing younger through an unexplained phenomenon.
16. When The Bough Breaks
The children of the Enterprise, including Wesley Crusher, are abducted by a race of
people who are unable to have children of their own.
17. Home Soil
The Enterprise has been asked by the Federation to check in on the progress made by
scientists terraforming the planet Velara III, whose communications have been spotty. For some reason,
the chief scientist is a bit on edge. Counselor Troi, using her ability, senses that the scientist is hiding
18. Coming Of Age
While Wesley takes the entrance exam to Starfleet Academy, the Enterprise is
investigated by the Inspector General’s office and Picard’s competency is questioned.
19. Heart Of Glory
The Enterprise takes up the call from the Federation to investigate a battle that has
taken place in the Neutral Zone. Having arrived at the location of the battle, they come across a freighter in
distress. Boarding the vessel, the away team finds the only survivors: three Klingons.
20. The Arsenal Of Freedom
While searching for any signs of the U.S.S. Drake, which was last reported orbiting the
planet Minos, the Enterprise receives a strange communication from the planet surface. What makes the
message even more troubling is that the Drake had been sent in to investigate the report that all signs of
life had vanished from the planet.
While examining the solar flares of the sun Delos, the Enterprise receives a distress
signal from a freighter that is about to crash on a nearby planet. Moving into position as fast as possible,
the Enterprise readies to beam up the seemingly inexperienced crew.
22. Skin Of Evil
When Troi’s shuttle crashes on an alien planet, a new being is discovered: an entity that
thrives on the suffering of others. The rescue attempt results in the death of Lt. Tasha Yar.
23. We’ll Always Have Paris
Picard meets an old flame, who is now married to a scientist that accidentally rips the
fabric of space and inadvertently creates a new dimension.
Picard suspects a large-scale conspiracy when he witnesses strange behaviour among
Starfleet’s high ranking officers.
25. The Neutral Zone
A 20th century probe carrying three cryogenically frozen humans is detected by the Enterprise while en
route to the Neutral Zone to confront Romulans.