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TNG Headed To Sci-Fi Channel [UPDATED] May 4, 2008

by Rosario T. Calabria , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,TNG , trackback

After being recently pulled from both the Spike TV and G4 schedules, reruns of the Star Trek The Next Generation were off the air for the first time in years, but that is about to change. The SCI FI Channel, which currently airs Star Trek Enterprise, is now the new cable home for Star Trek: The Next Generation . TNG is as part of a newly announced package deal between SCI FI and CBS, but is the only Trek series named.

SCI FI is the third cable home for TNG, after Spike (previously TNN) and G4. Although this is the first time TNG will be on SCI FI, it is not the first Trek on the channel. SCI FI aired Star Trek The Original Series and Star Trek The Animated Series until 2004. SCI FI began airing airing Star Trek: Enterprise in January of this year. TNG is part of a new larger package deal between CBS and SCI FI, that’s headlined by the third year CBS drama "Ghost Whisperer". Other properties named in the deal are "Charmed" and "Highlander". No word yet on when TNG will begin to air or at what times.

UPDATE: SCI FI have updated their schedule. 4 episodes of TNG will begin airing each Monday at 7pm starting June 2nd (Enterprise currently airs in that slot and will begin airing 3 episodes starting at 7pm on June 3rd)

More on the CBS/Sci-Fi Channel deal at Variety.

The new Trek cable landscape
In addition to dropping TNG, G4 has also ceased airing Star Trek: The Original Series, but TOS still plays on TV Land. Star Trek Voyager is still going on Spike, with two episodes each day. However, Spike recently replaced its three weekly airings Deep Space Nine episodes with repeats of Voyager episodes aired the previous night. It isn’t clear if DS9 will return to the schedule or it it is gone entirely from cable reruns. See the table below for more details of Trek on cable.

Star Trek on Cable (US/Canada)

    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
TOS TVLand 6am  
TNG Sci-Fi 7-11pm*  
DS9 Spike? none currently scheduled
VOY Spike 9am, 4pm, 5pm 2am, 9am, 4pm, 5pm 9am, 4pm, 5pm  
ENT Sci-Fi 7-11pm* 7-10pm*  
  HDNet 1pm & 9pm 12am, 3am & 1pm 1pm  

* Starting June 2nd, TNG replaces ENT on Mondays and ENT moves to Tuesdays

all of the above is subject to change, always good to check your local listings

Comments

1. thefinalfrontier - May 5, 2008

oh yes i am first. I LOVE TNG!!! BEST NEWS EVER!

2. Atron - May 5, 2008

Haven’t we all seen every episode of TNG by now? Or own them? ;)

3. oztrek - May 5, 2008

Atron has a point… I video-taped them years ago then bought the DVD sets years later.

Who AMONG US watches these reruns ?

Still as long as they avoid seasons one and two (which were pretty ordinary imo) these reruns will possibly hook into star trek newbies and provide dollar fodder for ST XI

4. Skippy2k - May 5, 2008

I don’t tune into trek on tv much anymore as I have it all on DVD. I sometimes stop if I’m flipping and its on but kinda stinks about no DS9 airing anymore. I love all trek but lean toward DS9 as my fav but it seems like its the red-headed stepchild even though I hear the most complaints of Voy and Ent.

Would be kinda cool (I know won’t happen) if Sci-fi did something like when TOS came to the channel un-cut and made new interview segments when it came to commercial.

5. Craig - May 5, 2008

Damn, i was watching DS9 everynight on spike…. now i know why the past few nights voy was in its spot… :-(

6. toddk - May 5, 2008

I’m pretty certain thses are the regular syndicated shows, if you want the extra footage,, you still need the season sets or the whole series:)

7. Sean - May 5, 2008

This is both good and bad news. I’m very glad TNG will be on a channel I can watch (I didn’t have G4), but now I can’t watch DS9. I *could* watch it on some streaming website, but the quality is piss poor. You can’t watch the Dominion War episodes in that bad of quality!

8. toddk - May 5, 2008

also when the sci-fi channel first launched in the early 90’s They ran the star trek animated series..in fact in general.. All star treks should have their home on the sci-fi channel. I just wished that the horror stuff would find its own channel.

9. Relentless - May 5, 2008

Any chance to see Marina Sirtis over and over again is worth it to me!! Thank you SCI-FI channel!!

10. Jordan - May 5, 2008

It would seem that true fans already own these series on DVD so we could care less who reruns these episodes and when. But it is reassuring to know that, after all these years, TNG hasn’t faded from the airwaves.

11. KirkPicard Forever - May 5, 2008

I always enjoy watching reruns of both Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation on television. I think that this is excellent news! Maybe eventually I will shell out the money for that nice box set!

12. SJB - May 5, 2008

I watch the reruns because I’m not a big enough tool to pay $130 for a season on DVD. Every single one of you who owns Star Trek on DVD makes me cry. It’s also your fault they are so expensive. The only reason they cost so much is because Paramount knows Star Trek fans are dumb enough to pay the money.

13. Pointy Ears - May 5, 2008

The ratings will plunge further.

14. JB Gestl - May 5, 2008

I have all the DVDs of ENT & TOS & some of the better seasons of DS9, but never bought TNG dvds. I do have them all on tape if I ever really needed to see a specific episode. I’ll probably watch them on Sci-Fi. This is good news.

15. Veronica - May 5, 2008

I consider myself a “true fan,” however I am an economically challenged grad student who has NEVER been able to cost justify the Star Trek series purchases on DVD, TNG being on Sci-Fi is just fine by me. Will I go out of my way to watch it? Probably not, but if I’m channel surfing and I stumble upon it, I probably will watch.

16. Woulfe - May 5, 2008

SJB, I got TOS for like $50 a season ! Thanks in part to buying them at Wal*Mart right after the HD-DVD / Blu-ray format war started up.

No way was I going to pay $130+ a season for Trek as I’m not rich.

One just needs to buy the season sets at the right time.

Like buy the DVD versions when they get marked down to make room for the new Blu-ray replacements.

17. David Harrison - May 5, 2008

Why is the chart above listed “US/Canada” when some of the stations listed (like Sci Fi) are not available in Canada, while Canadian stations that do carry Trek (like Space) not listed?

18. The Underpants Monster - May 5, 2008

I’ve got them recorded, but I think I’m more likely to watch them if they’re on while I’m flipping by.

I still put them in late at night if I can’t sleep; it’s like comfort food.

19. star trackie - May 5, 2008

The Sci Fi channel is worthless.

20. Andy Patterson - May 5, 2008

Maybe G4 dropping TOS series is not such a bad thing. I never thought their presentation of it (what did they call it with the interactive menus that you could never access?) was very successful. And the little factoids they showed were also not entirely accurate. For instance, Vic Perrin did the voice of the Metrons on “Arena”, but it’s clear to anyone that Ted Cassidy was the voice of the Gorn. Vic was good but he didn’t have that kind of range.

21. Cyberghost - May 5, 2008

If I am scrolling around on the hundreds of worthless cable channels with nothing on them, I might park it on ST:TNG for a while, even though I own them on VHS and DVD.

22. Andy Patterson - May 5, 2008

Also….SciFi could fill some programming time if they showed all the interviews they did for their run of the TOS a few years back.

23. Cyberghost - May 5, 2008

#20

The good thing about G4 showing ST TOS was the entire episode was shown. I am not talking about ST TOS 2.0, but ST TOS that was being aired after ST TNG 2.0 bombed. They ran the entire TOS episode w/o any cuts, unlike TV Land with syndication cuts, which are shown at some ungodly awful time like 5am…… But at least its there, I guess….

24. Cyberghost - May 5, 2008

#22 Good memory, I didnt remember those, but that would be nice to see them.

25. TonyD - May 5, 2008

DVD’s have really spoiled me and make it very hard to go back to commercial television.

When shown on commercial TV, Trek episodes are usually butched, there are ads all over the screen, commercials always interrupt the narrative, they air at the most ungodly hours and the picture quality is lacking. I don’t watch much commercial TV to begin with, so when I do catch something I’m usually shocked at all the distractions.

About the only Trek I make an effort to catch on commercial TV these days is the remastered TOS and that’s only until the inevitable BluRay puchase down the road.

26. Horatio - May 5, 2008

#19 – I agree for the most part. The SciFi Channel has been an incredible disappointment for me. They ocassionally impress me (BSG and the Dune mini series) but for the most part they pander to the least common denominator of SF. Their programming department should be sacked (by Ralph the Wonder Llama, no less).

Its nice that TNG will be on SciFi and i’ll probably watch, but how big is their potential audience? Being on SciFi will be like preaching to the converted. If its the aim to try and convert new fans a venue like SciFi Channel isn’t really the place to do it.

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27. EFFeX - May 5, 2008

About time TNG goes back on the air… I think I’ve watched the entire Voyager series 30 times on Spike now.

28. Danpaine - May 5, 2008

I bought only two individual seasons of TNG to the tune of about $15 per set on Ebay last year, so it’ll be nice to have the rest of the series out there to watch again.

29. capt mike - May 5, 2008

Well all in all the scifi channel is a good one. Yes they have some very lame programming. Like the stupid flash gorden series. But they have great stuff like battlestar galactica. I thing tng will be great with enterprise on the scifi channel. Hopefully they will put more and more great programming and i think the scifi channel has a lot of great potentional.I think all the Star trek series should be on sicifi and add the tos remastered as well.

30. Dave - May 5, 2008

If memory serves, didn’t Gene Rodenberry help start up the Sci/Fi channel? All his trek incarnations should be on the air because of that.

31. Enterprise Fan - May 5, 2008

Very happy to see that TNG will be back on the air. Sci-Fi has an HD channel on DirecTV, so the resolution will be good even though the show wasn’t originally filmed in that format (one of the reasons I enjoy Enterprise!). Anyway, I never bought the DVDs – I find it perfectly sufficient to Tivo and watch the recordings at leisure. Way to go, SciFi!

32. Dr. Image - May 5, 2008

YAWN.
We can get reminded yet again how lame most of those episodes actually were.

33. Picard - May 5, 2008

It’s good to see that TNG is returning to television. Anywhere is better than nowhere!

34. Dennis Bailey - May 5, 2008

Good news!

35. DarthDogg - May 5, 2008

wow, an actual good sci fi show on the sci fi channel, quick. catch me im about to faint.

36. British Naval Dude - May 5, 2008

arrrrr…

strangely enough, a Sci-Fi channel executive had ta’ be dissuaded from tryin’ ta’ hire Gene Simmons ta’ host the show… seems he was unawares dat “TNG” is an acronym and notta texting shorthand….

Dat same executive ordered five more Killer Squid movies OK tho’…. arrrr… tha’ Squid! Watch fur that beastie wrapping its tentacles around yer shrine ta’ Terri Garrrrrrrr

arrrrr….

37. Ryan - May 5, 2008

I like watching ST on tv as opposed to DVD because I can still anticipate watching my favorite episodes. Having the DVD would make me tired of watching it.

38. Gibnerd - May 5, 2008

It is just good that TNG is playing on TV again. Yeah, all of us have seen every episode 1000 times but it playing on a channel again means that maybe it will attract some NEW fans, maybe younger fans, who then can go and explore all Trek has to offer. AND the DVD season box sets are waaaaay cheaper these days. You can find them at most stores and on Amazon for around $40 bucks. those dark $130 days are long gone.

39. anti-matter - May 5, 2008

OH HAPPY DAY!

40. Captain Otter - May 5, 2008

I’m more excited to see Highlander back on the air. I dig sword fights, and there usually at least one hot chick in every episode.

41. Hat Rick - May 5, 2008

Wouldn’t it be great if SciFi asked Wil Wheaton, Rod Rodberry, and Chris Doohan to act as presenters, at least for special occasions? They could even do a roundtable or guest host together.

They could share their wealth of knowledge about all things Trek to a younger generation and perhaps even have special guests like Cirroc Lofton (“Jake Sisko” from DS9) and Scarlett Pomers (“Naomi Wildman” from Voyager) on special shows.

Or perhaps Pomers could join them as as presenter.

These are some of the youngest of Trek alums and they would lend a youthful flair to the whole enterprise, appealing to an entirely new demographic.

We could have cuts of things that other young alums or fans are doing, such as their musical avocations or interests.

It would the kind of thing that a dedicated Trek cable channel could offer, except it would be during commercial interludes in the middle of TNG showings. Presentations like this are done all the time with syndicating reshowings and it wouldn’t cost SciFi much to produce — just a small studio and crew.

Topics of interest could include the upcoming Trek movie, Trek in the news, and even websites like TrekMovie.com.

Just a thought.

42. CmdrR - May 5, 2008

Killer squid eats Teri Garr five times?! I’m there! That’s the kind of daring TV programming that’s made SciFi what is is today.

Glad TNG is getting a new home.
Can’t figure out why Spike loves Voyager so mu– Oh, yeah. Duh me. (Do they even show the first three seasons or just jump straight to the Seven of Nine epoch?)

If SciFi lived up to its name, there’d be much more vintage material on it. I’m glad they’re making new product, but they’re only make about 3 movies 25 times each. They really ought to dig deep… do animation festivals like they used to. Fantastic Planet, eps of TAS, anime, more…

Hosted shows sound good, too. Barbara Luna presents…. I’d be watchin’ (with the lights down low…)

43. Montel - May 5, 2008

DVDs are great for fans, but ST won’t pick up new viewers from DVD. I like knowing that it’s out there, being discovered by someone the way I discovered it as a kid. I don’t care how many times I’ve seen them all, I want to stumble on to a rerun and get sucked back in, even though I _could_ pull out the DVD, it’s ON TV, knowhatimean?

44. Hat Rick - May 5, 2008

Good comments, 42.

I would add to my comment at 41 that they would also have to incur the cost of paying presenters, but I think that it’s a cost that wouldn’t necessarily break the bank. It would seem that they could shoot most of these host segments in a couple of weeks for the entire run.

45. Alex Rosenzweig - May 5, 2008

#26 – “Its nice that TNG will be on SciFi and i’ll probably watch, but how big is their potential audience? Being on SciFi will be like preaching to the converted. If its the aim to try and convert new fans a venue like SciFi Channel isn’t really the place to do it.”

Hmm… I don’t know about that. I think, as time goes on, we’re getting science fiction fans who haven’t seen one or another incarnation of Trek, and a fair number of them are watching Sci-Fi these days. Sure, ENT is there, but TNG is a different style and might capture the interest of some folks who aren’t drawn in by ENT. That’s a benefit of the variety of styles of the various Trek series.

46. Thomas - May 5, 2008

If I had SCI FI, I’d watch the reruns, mainly because I don’t own any Trek DVD sets; they’re just too expensive. And this is coming from someone who spent $220 on the box set of “Thunderbirds” plus the two movies.

47. DJ Neelix - May 5, 2008

@ SJB: Well, maybe not all of us live in the US, now do we?

Here in Sweden they have never even aired all episodes of DS9 (beginning on a new sci/fi channel soon though), just seasons 1-3 and that was in the mid-90’s on an HBO-like film channel. VGR was shown on public service television without commercial breaks but they were three years behind. ENT was shown on the same channel but only up until season 2.

Since I started liking Trek they have aired TOS and TNG on cable but that’s been in the most recent years. Do you think I should have waited several years to watch those shows in lesser quality both in audio and video as well as with annoying commercial breaks? Not to mention the inconvenient airing times.

Well, I think not. But call me dumb if you like…

48. JimJ - May 5, 2008

TNG covers such a spectrum: the great shows are REALLY great, the bad shows are horrible (not with any charm, unlike the horrible TOS shows). Overall, TNG is my #2 behind “Star Trek”. Frankly, I’ve always been able to handle all of the Trek incarnations except Voyager. Jeri Ryan gives me two good reasons to watch it, but otherwise, I can’t find many other reasons!!! LOL Welcome to the Sci Fi Channel, Commander Riker! ;-)

49. Irishtrekkie - May 5, 2008

I live in Ireland , so i know for all those who have digital t.v. in Ireland and the U.K. , that Virgin1 show tng and ds9 and enterprise so good times

http://virgin1.virginmedia.com/tv_schedule

so go star trek !!!

50. Ryan T. Riddle - May 5, 2008

Good news, everybody!

51. CmdrR - May 5, 2008

Hat Rick — It would seem that they could shoot most of these host segments in a couple of weeks for the entire run.

Try, an afternoon. Mostly, these things are written and ready to go when the actors show up. They cold read off the cards. There’s a hilarious ‘presented’ version of A Christmas Carroll where Patrick McNee stands in front of two walls and reads. At the end of some of the segments, he finishes telling his story of the story and his yuletide mirth instantly melts from his face. The producers just left it in. Too funny.

What would be cool is if they would shoot new interviews with key cast members. But THAT would be expensive for a repackaging of a familiar product. It would be great for the fans, but lousy for the cheapos at the network.

52. Hat Rick - May 5, 2008

Interesting comments, 50. They do do things quickly in Hollywood, I suppose. I wouldn’t be surprised if all those VH1 things (“I Love the 80’s”) were done mostly that way. Although, in that case, the cue cards would be less necessary, since most of the jokey references seem improvised.

That bit about MacNee had me laughing, the way you describe it. I could just imagine him with a quick changeover in his expression. As he was a British icon of a certain type, to me his characters always seemed so stuffy and — yes, in my opinion, I’m afraid a little smarmy. I could just imagine how he must have felt as an actor with a bit of a rolling-the-eyes attitude toward it all, as we all would. Loved him in The Avengers.

SPOILER ABOUT IRON MAN BELOW:

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(Is the The Avenger Project about the same group?)

53. Andy Patterson - May 5, 2008

24

Oh man,

I was all over those. Mostly, because I could tell there was do much more behind the little snippets we saw. And they interviewed so many people at the end of their lives. Really heavy and deep stuff……to me.

I had many back and forth discussions on these boards with a guy who actually worked on those things for SciFi, last year, I think. He had some fascinating things to tell about it all.

They need to put that stuff out.

54. redtetrahedron - May 5, 2008

SJB said “I watch the reruns because I’m not a big enough tool to pay $130 for a season on DVD. ”
$130?? Where are you looking? I see TNG for $50.49 each on Amazon right now… but for me, I was able to snatch up all 7 TNG for $45 each at Sam’s Club a few years ago…

55. Doug - May 5, 2008

So, basically….this website is starting to have information about everything Trek BUT the new trekmovie. It’s disappointing. I know the extension of the release means they slow down the marketing of the movie..but it’s now apparent that it’s hit dead stop…other than the occasional interview with a cast member. ugh.

56. Kalabro - May 5, 2008

54…

So, basically, you chime in to whine about this website–on a thread about Trek, no less. Brilliant!

57. Andy Patterson - May 5, 2008

51

RE spoiler: Yes.

58. Anthony Pascale - May 5, 2008

54.

This site was originally established about the new Trek movie, but quickly evolved to be a general Trek site (especially after the Trek Remastered project started). This site is an independent site and is now the highest traffic ranked trek site. We cover all aspects of the franchise and will continue to do so. If you truly only care about the upcoming feature film you can ‘filter’ the site using the category tabs….for example

only movie news:
http://trekmovie.com/category/star-trek-xi/

only merchandise (toys, books, dvd, comics,etc) news:
http://trekmovie.com/category/trek-merchandise/

only trek remastered
http://trekmovie.com/category/tos-in-hd/

59. CmdrR - May 5, 2008

I think this website is very much in tune with its key users and is accessible to the wandering herd. Nicely done.

Now, where’s http://trekmovie.com/category/trek-women-lingerie hmmm???

60. Anthony Pascale - May 5, 2008

um…we will get right on that?

61. Levois - May 5, 2008

Man I was wondering what happened to DS9. I wish Sci-Fi would pick those up. I really like it when the Sci-Fi channel aired the remastered episodes of Star Trek at least before updates they made the last two or three years.

62. T2 - May 5, 2008

Used to look forward to coming home every afternoon Monday through Friday and getting an episode of DS9, 2 episodes of TNG, and 2 episodes of VOY every day on Spike TV. Now I settle for Voyager. I used to watch SciFi when it was available and aired “Star Trek Sci-Fi Channel Special Edition” back in 1998 with cast interviews. Ever since SciFi left a couple years back and made you buy a package to get it, I haven’t seen it nor do I care to pay extra for it. Thank goodness for DVDs.

Also maybe once Trek XI is released, we’ll see more syndication.

63. Matt Wright - May 5, 2008

Yay TNG is back on TV, I missed it!

64. Denise de Arman - May 5, 2008

Anthony, Doug#54 speaks only for himself. I come here every day, even if only for 5 minutes, to read up on all the Trek news you and the staff compile for us. It means a great deal to know there is a place to go and get accurate Trek news of any kind. You guys rock and roll with your Trek on! Oh, and I accidentally deleted your message about contributing pictures to the new Trek-women-lingerie link – did you want primarily Orion slavegirl pics or will any sexy Trek costume do?…

65. CmdrR - May 5, 2008

Denise, it’s 2008 and Mother Earth needs her soldiers.
Think Green.

66. Denise de Arman - May 5, 2008

CmdrR- How are your sensors reading today, darling? I am out again – will be back in a couple hours. Tell Harry to keep his pants on…

67. Dr. Wh-at now?! - May 5, 2008

58 You can buy that URL for a dollar!
59 rotfl!

Free TNG is better than no TNG!

I hope someone broadcasts DS9 & TAS too!

68. Ed - May 5, 2008

Well I for one do watch the reruns since I have not bought the DVD’s. They aren’t in my budget so I’ve had to continue putting it off. I hope soon DS9 will return to TV somewhere.

69. sean's clone - May 5, 2008

I’m not a big Enterprise fan, but I have to say, Enterprise on HDNET is a beautiful thing to behold. I watch it on DirecTV in 1080i – and the picture is amazing – the effects are stunning – the best effects of any of the trek shows period. And best of all, there are no annoying commercials to speed through. I wish all Star Trek shows could be shown this way – just uprez the SD shows – I’d be in Trek Nerd heaven.

70. CmdrR - May 5, 2008

Tell Harry to keep his pants on…

you’re assuming they’re on to begin with.

71. Harry Ballz - May 5, 2008

Pants? Yes, I’ve heard of them………don’t care to wear them much!

72. Sean4000 - May 5, 2008

68, Sean’s Clone

Enterprise in HD…that’s something I want more and more every day.

When I first saw this article i thought that maybe, just maybe there was a deal struck to bring TNG to HD. Oh well.

I can recite TNG episodes shamelessly in unwelcomed situations.

73. sean's clone - May 5, 2008

Hey Sean4K.

I’m actually doing some up-res testing at work with a 100.00 AE plugin and it works quite well.

TNG in HD is possible!

TNT is doing it with old episodes of Law and Order – uprezzed and stretched at the ends to 16:9- it looks fine in 720P – suffers a tad in 1080I.

74. Nate - May 5, 2008

TNG is going to take over the 4 hour slot Enterprise currently holds (Monday’s 7-11pm). Enterprise is going to Tuesday nights, airing from 7-10pm. This all begins in June.

I found this on SciFi’s schedule.

75. NZorak - May 5, 2008

We just got Scifi in HD, so that means that the TNG episodes should look as good as they possibly could, given the way they were shot. This should be an improvement upon the Spike collection I recorded last year. I might have to consider redoing the whole thing. Hmmmm……

76. EFFeX - May 5, 2008

#73 – That’s good news, it’s nice to see Trek taking over SciFi!

77. gastrof - May 5, 2008

SPIKE has no plans for DS9 airings in the near future? That’s news to them.

Penumbra
Ezri searches for a missing Worf; Sisko makes plans to marry Kassidy Yates.
SPIKETV
Tue 5/6 2:00 AM

‘Til Death Do Us Part
Sisko agonizes over his broken engagement; Dukat’s latest evil plan is revealed.
SPIKETV
Wed 5/7 2:00 AM

Strange Bedfellows
An alliance between enemies could turn the war against the Federation; Worf and Ezri face execution.
SPIKETV
Thu 5/8 2:00 AM

The Changing Face of Evil
The war reaches a crucial turning point when the Cardassian leader breaks from the Dominion-Breen alliance.
SPIKETV
Tue 5/13 2:00 AM

When It Rains…
Bashir makes a shocking discovery about the disease that is ravaging the Founders.
SPIKETV
Wed 5/14 2:00 AM

Tacking Into the Wind
Kira masterminds a plot to obtain an enemy weapon; Worf investigates a power shift within the Klingon Empire.
SPIKETV
Thu 5/15 2:00 AM

78. Magic_Al - May 5, 2008

I have almost all of TNG on VHS, recorded at SP speed then dubbed to EP speed (9 episodes per cassette — otherwise there would be too many tapes), with commercials edited out fairly smoothly thanks to a then-cool 4-head VCR. I did this back when TNG was originally airing first-run and in its early years of strip-syndication. Yes it looks awful but the fuzzy picture holds a certain charm for me. Truthfully, I rarely watch them, which I remind myself anytime I’m tempted by the DVDs. Almost the only time those tapes come out is when I’m really sick (rarely, thankfully) since each tape is ideal for providing almost seven hours of continuous comfort when one is too sick to move and/or heavily medicated. My brother watched the entire set when he had mono.

A long time ago one of those cassettes got taped over. Maybe this is my chance to redo everything digitally. Or at least, just that one cassette’s worth.

79. Sean4000 - May 5, 2008

sean’s clone, please contact me. You can find my email address on older TOS-R threads.

80. LoyalStarTrekFan - May 5, 2008

TNG’s my favorite Trek series. Welcome back TNG!

81. LoyalStarTrekFan - May 5, 2008

Now all SciFi needs to do is to start showing DS9 (since it’s hard to find DS9 now). Maybe they could show it on Wed 7-11pm.

82. scott - May 5, 2008

Good News!
Ten years too late!
I remember back in the 90’s
thinking how cool it would be
if TNG was on SCI-FI.
Well here we have it years later.
Sure most hardcore fans
out there watch the DVDS.
Even still if they do what they
did on the new tnn bringing
the cast back for backstage
trivia & such, hell I’ll watch a little!

83. Battletrek - May 5, 2008

I hate commercials, but am glad TNG will be back on the air. Seemed strange that it was off to begin with.

84. Hat Rick - May 5, 2008

Great news that TNG is back on a network.

Slightly off-topic, but TOS (Remastered) was airing on a local station not long ago late nights. I must look for it again.

85. Brad - May 5, 2008

Why not a Star Trek Channel?

24 hour a day episodes from all the series
Animated Series on Saturday mornings
and a movie every night!

86. toddk - May 5, 2008

I would really like a star trek channel..just think of all the specials that have aired over the years, perhaps even fan films. and commercial breaks full of star trek offers :) one could only hope..Paramount?

87. LoyalStarTrekFan - May 5, 2008

84 and 85, I agree that a Star Trek Channel would be great but it is unfortunatly not likely to happen. It certainly will never happen until the new Trek movie is a blockbuster hit. Even still it’s not likely and even if it did it would be like pulling teeth to get the cable companies to carry it. Until May 2009 (and the Trek film is a hit, which hopefully it will be), don’t expect much support for Trek from the corporate bosses.

88. DonDonP1 - May 6, 2008

Fascinating. To Brad: Sci-Fi Channel is owned by NBC Universal while “Star Trek” is owned by CBS.

89. DrNebuloso - May 6, 2008

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES TNG IS THE BEST!

90. Doug - May 6, 2008

Regarding #54:
Let me clarify that I appreciate all the effort put into this site. I look forward to checking it out each day. My point was that since the film has been pushed back we went from getting all kinds of information, sneak peeks and updates on things film related….to almost nothing. This has nothing to to with this site, per se, but part of what happens when the marketing machine slams into reverse as they push out the release.
I was commenting on that, not the quality of what Anthony et. al do here.
No offense intended.

91. T2 - May 6, 2008

#76

Spike is nearing the end of DS9 by the look of those episodes, the series is almost over. Like TNG, perhaps once “What You Leave Behind” (DS9 Finale) airs, it will be off Spike? Just speculating…at least it’s still on right now.

92. Schiefy - May 8, 2008

SciFi Channel should not only re-air their Special Edition of TOS (with both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy doing seperate stints as hosts of ALL the episodes) but CBS and SciFi ought to come together on releasing all the interview/comments on a DVD release.

As mentioned earlier some of the interviews included several people who passed not long after these were produced (DeForest Kelly and James Doohan just to name a couple). I was able to record most of the William Shatner hosted editions but missed 2 or 3 so it would be great if someone could put this together on DVD. Seems like it would be a no-brainer since they could do two sets–one hosted by the Shat and another hosted by Nimoy! What better way to milk the cash cow?! :)

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