“Lets see what’s out there, engage.” Picard- Encounter at Farpoint, Stardate: 41153.7
On this date Star Trek made it’s return to television as the pilot episode for Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered with “Encounter at Farpoint”. Even the name sounds mysterious.
Star Trek fans were introduced to Captain Jean Luc Picard, Commander William Riker, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Lt. Commander Data, Counselor Troi, Lt. (j.g.) Geordi LaForge, the Klingon Worf and more. The show ran for 176 episodes over seven seasons. It would later spawn four TNG movies.