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6. 'Star Trek: The Next Generaton'

By 1987 the world was more than ready for another Star Trek TV series. The original show had been off the air for 18 years, but the reruns aired constantly and the four motion pictures were all big hits. Paramount ultimately decided to create a show that took place with an entirely new crew on the Enterprise D, decades after the events of the original series. They wisely made no attempt to recreate the personality types of the original cast, making Captain Picard as even-tempered and cautious as Captain Kirk was impulsive and brash. The result was a huge hit, lasting seven seasons and four more movies. Sadly, the final two were such disasters that the Star Trek world was rebooted, and there have been no new adventures for the TNG gang since 2002. That said, Star Trek: First Contact remains absolutely brilliant. Let's hope they get one more shot some day in the future. 

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