Star Trek: The Next Generation

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What to Watch: July Fourth Weekend Marathon Roundup

Mark Harmon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Gibson

Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:

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Memorial Day Weekend Marathon Roundup

Mark Harmon, Noah Wyle, Mariska Hargitay

It's Memorial Day weekend! What better way to celebrate than by catching up on your favorite shows? For those of you who plan on spending the long weekend indoors, check out your options below:

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Starz Orders Seth MacFarlane Comedy Starring Patrick Stewart

Seth MacFarlane

Starz has given a two-season order to Blunt Talk, a half-hour comedy from Seth MacFarlane starring Patrick Stewart, the network announced Tuesday.

The X-Men and Star Trek vet will produce and star as... read more

Star Trek Greats Recall the Death of Gene Roddenberry in New Next Generation Blu-Ray

Get ready to boldly go where no man has gone before — and bring a hanky. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the fifth season of the landmark series Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on remastered high definition Blu-ray, featuring all 26 episodes plus all-new commentary tracks, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Also included is an all-new featurette "Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation," in which cast members, writers and producers reflect on the passing of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Known to Trekkers as The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Roddenberry died at age 70 on Oct. 24, 1991 — midway through ST:TNG's fifth season — and that very sad day is remembered by actors Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis and producer-writers Rick Berman and Ron Moore, among many others.

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Patrick Stewart Eats His First Slice of Pizza... at 72

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles in X-Men and Star Trek, has finally joined the ranks of most Americans by eating his first slice of pizza... ever.

The 72-year-old actor... read more

Video: Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Reveals The Data on Brent Spiner's Acting Style

Brent Spiner

The Borg is back. And the badass collective is looking better — and by that we mean worse — than ever before! On Tuesday, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media will release the classic "Best of Both Worlds" two-parter from Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) is abducted by the Borg, as a seamless, high-definition feature on Blu-ray Disc. Look for loads of terrific extras, including a newly produced featurette "Regeneration: Engaging the Borg," that explores the creation of the popular villain race via interviews with production staff, effects experts, writers and cast.

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NCIS: Will Ziva Give the New Mossad Director a Chance?

Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo

The countdown to the NCIS season finale begins now.

Now that Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Vance (Rocky Carroll) have given Ziva (Cote de Pablo) permission to pursue her rogue investigation of Ilan Bodner, all of her actions — beginning with a Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva trip to Berlin on Tuesday's episode (8/7c, CBS) —will feed into the season's ultimate conclusion.

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"From this point on, all of these episodes connect and they all propel us toward the finale," executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com. "'Berlin' functions as both a significant part of the Bodner story and has a tremendous Tony/Ziva personal story line that goes along with it. It's primarily work-related, but there are little moments that give them an opportunity to connect and hopefully satisfy a lot of our Tiva fans."

But before Tony and Ziva kick off their European jaunt/manhunt, Ziva will meet new Mossad Director Orli Elbaz (Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Marina Sirtis), the woman replacing Ziva's murdered father... read more

Batman Actor Malachi Throne Dies at 84

Malachi Throne

Malachi Throne, a character actor known for his roles on Batman and Star Trek, died Wednesday. He was 84. read more

Ask Matt: Fringe Finale, Nashville, the Downton Abbey Effect, and More

Joshua Jackson

Question: What can I say except: "Awesome!" Fringe could not have ended any other way. I was fully prepared to be sad and upset, but the ending left me feeling fulfilled and satisfied. I applaud anyone who had anything to do with this amazing show. Walter, Olivia, Peter and the gang have become family to me and I am happy knowing that they have a future. So thank you universe, whichever one you choose, for this wonderful show. And thank you, Matt, for always championing Fringe and giving it space and time in your column. — Rachel

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Star Trek: The Next Generation's Second Season Finally Hits Blu-ray

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Strap in for some new-old voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Another 22 episodes will be in your orbit when the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation reenters the stratosphere on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday. And, hey, it's only been 22 years since the season's finale and 15 years since it was released on VHS! That's like nothing in light years, right?

Someone should go ask Data (Brent Spiner). Let's just call this set his showpiece. The most exciting entry (of many) in this set's special features is an extended version of the episode "The Measure of Man," in which Data must prove to a Starfleet court (with the help of Patrick Stewart's loyal, fatherly Captain Picard as his "lawyer") that he's a sentient being in order to prevent some corporate-paid mad-as-heck scientist from cracking open his head in order to study his positronic brain. This isn't just a longer episode — some scenes are shot entirely differently than in the broadcast version. Some you've never seen before. (You purists also get the original version and a hybrid copy with more extra material.)

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Premiered: September 28, 1987, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A new crew boards a revamped USS Enterprise in the first spin-off from the '60s cult classic. Set some 70 years after the Capt. Kirk era, the syndicated sequel follows the seven-year trek of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his colorful subordinates (including a Klingon!) as they encounter new life forms and foes, including the Borg, Q and the Ferengi. Picard and his sidekicks would continue their voyages in a series of theatrical films.

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