.... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes .... Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton .... Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby .... Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden .... Commander/Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis .... Lt. Commander/Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner .... Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton .... Ensign Wesley Crusher
This is the series that truly peaked my interest in the Star Trek world. I enjoyed the original series a great deal, however I found these new characters and situations even more interesting and challenging. I especially liked the choice of Patrick Stuart (a Shakespearian actor) as the captain of the Enterprise-D. I also liked the diversity of the characters such as Worf, Troi, and Data. These characters added very special traits to the mix of situations presented in the show.
As always, this series kept alive the tradition of characters over science. This series also advanced the interest in science because it seems much more reality was placed in the scientific aspects of the episodes. It can still be overwhelming to listen to "technobabble," but I found it much more interesting and actually heard some terms that applied today and that I understood.
I must also say, I think this is where the women of Star Trek became extremely attractive. I don't know too many fans that I have met that don't like Troi and Crusher. Not only are they good looking, they are intelligent, responsible and funny.
Some photos of these "Women of Star Trek"
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