As today is the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and like TrekMovie many outlets are celebrating. We have collected some of the most interesting and fun links for TNG30.
Honest Trailers Does TNG30
The ScreenJunkies team bent to peer pressure and released one of their famed “Honest Trailers” just for the 30th anniversary of TNG.
Berman talks alternative TNG actors and losing the wig
In a rare interview, Star Trek: The Next Generation executive producer Rick Berman talked to the official Star Trek site on the occasion of the 30th anniversary. Much of what was covered related to some of the actors that were considered for the main roles such as Tim Russ for Geordi, Billy Campbell for Riker, Stephen Macht for Picard and others. Berman also recalled the fatefull moment when Paramount decided to go for bald Picard:
I remember when [Patrick Stewart] did his reading for John Pike, president of Paramount Television, he wore the toupee. When he finished, he left the room and Pike’s response was, “He’s your guy, but lose the wig.” I was delighted. I had gotten to know Patrick a little bit and the wig always seemed a little awkward to me, only because I knew he was bald. I was perfectly fine with losing the wig. If they had said, “Keep the wig on,” I think I would’ve been a little bit more uncomfortable.
TNG on the lists lists
Earlier today TrekMovie posted our list of 30 greatest moments from TNG, but we are not the only people making lists today. Here are a few more to get your started.
Den of Geek: TNG’s most essential episodes
TNG in 2 minutes
Syfy also took on the task of summarizing all seven seasons of TNG into just 2-minutes. You be the judge if they pulled it off.
Sing along to TNG theme with lyrics
The YouTube channel Mediocre has created a new special song to go along with the theme to TNG.
Two New Fine Art Posters to Celebrate TNG30 From Bye Bye, Robot
Bye Bye, Robot has just launched two new Star Trek prints, by returning artists Tracie Ching and Charity Wood. Both new posters are inspired by the celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 30th Anniversary and are on sale now for $25 each.
Tracie Ching’s newest print, “TNG 30” is an 18”x24” lithograph printed on 100lb paper. It portrays the characters central to the series atop a vast starfield and features the official TNG 30th Anniversary logo. Included in the portraits are; Captain Picard, Commander Riker, Lt. Commander La Forge, Lt. Commander Data, Lt. Worf, Counselor Troi, and Doctor Crusher.
The second poster in the release is Charity Wood’s newest print, “Make It So” is an extra wide 14”x36” that unites well with the other ships in her series. Printed on acid‐free heavy‐weight card stock, this piece portrays the U.S.S. Enterprise as it flies through uncharted territory on its signature mission of continued exploration. Her stylized use of paint splatters, bold color, and inverse linework add to the energetic feel of this iconic ship’s portrait.
Even More TNG 30 links
Not had enough TNG 30th anniversary? Well there’s more…
Entertainment Tonight: Flashback Patrick Stewart on taking on the role of Picard
National Post: How TNG created a massive modern franchise all by itself
And finally, our friends at ThinkGeek created a 12 hour long video featuring their new Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core USB Car Charger. So watch this and zen out.