Star Trek: All 7 seasons of The Next Generation ranked from worst to best

Space: the Final Frontier. This article: a ranking of Star Trek: The Next Generation's seasons done with much care.

Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek”
Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” /
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Star Trek: The Next Generation
Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” /

Star Trek: The Next Generation has, since its debut in 1987, etched itself into the Halls of Fame of pop culture as one of the most influential and beloved science fiction TV series of all time. It's not hard to see why.

Its impact stretches far beyond the confines of its genre, shaping just the world of television but also leaving a lasting imprint on the broader cultural hivemind. TNG redefined what a sci-fi TV show could be, merging thought-provoking narratives with complex character dynamics, all set within a universe filled with imagination and possibility. It wasn't just a show about space exploration and futuristic technology - it was the perfect way to explore the human condition, ethical dilemmas, and social commentary. These are themes that Star Trek explores well.

Star Trek: The Next Generation has been instrumental in shaping public perception of science fiction as a serious and legitimate form of storytelling, more than capable of tackling complex issues and presenting them in a way that is accessible, entertaining, and intellectually stimulating. And, as seen in the Kelvin Timeline movies, filled with handsome Captain Kirks.

Characters like Captain Jean-Luc Picard, with his wise leadership and moral integrity, and Data, with his quest for humanity, have become iconic figures, going far beyond the show to become part of the global cultural encyclopedia. TNG has inspired generations of writers, filmmakers, and even scientists, with its optimistic portrayal of the future - where diversity and cooperation are not just possible, but celebrated. It's a show that dared to imagine a future where humanity has overcome many of its contemporary challenges, offering a vision of hope and unity that continues to resonate with us to this day.

So, without further ado, let's take a look at its seven wonderful, hilarious, and touching seasons and rank them from worst to best, shall we?

Engage!