Trekkies are marking Sept. 28 as a special day.
It was 30 years ago that the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired. Aboard the starship USS Enterprise, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (the role that introduced worldwide audiences to Patrick Stewart) led the crew through space adventures well into the future.
The series, which followed the final mission of the original Enterprise crew led by Captain Kirk (played by William Shatner), continued for seven years, with the final episode airing in 1994.
Members of the cast and TV team celebrated the milestone anniversary and reflected on what’s happened since the sci-fi show ended. Producer Rick Berman, who worked with show creator Gene Roddenberry, looked back at the show and went deep into Star Trek trivia and memories.
Who could’ve known 30 yrs ago, that I’d be celebrating the anniversary of TNG in Parsippany, N.J.-Miracles can happen!
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) September 28, 2017
Fans, including star LeVar Burton’s daughter, were gushing about the show.
Resistance is futile when it comes to indulging in Star Trek fandom.