Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on September 28, 1987, returning the franchise to its television roots. The success of the show spawned three additional series which ran through 2005. Today celebrate TNG’s 27th birthday by watching some of the original pre-air interviews with Gene Roddenberry and the TNG cast and crew, plus a rare pre-launch campaign video for syndicated stations.
Star Trek: TNG Pre-Launch video
In the video below Mel Harris (President of Paramount Television Group in 1987) walks Star Trek TNG’s syndicated television stations through the studio’s plans for promotion in the months leading up to the September 28th premiere.
The following interviews (discussed in the above video) were provided to the syndication affiliates to use in their promotion of the show
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And this video compiles the daily ‘countdown’ promos to the premiere of the show.
Thanks to the PropKing and huckbone