Star Trek Generation is the seventh Star Trek movie, the first film in the series of Star Trek: The Next Generation movies, released on 6 December 1994. Generations was novelized for Pocket Books by author J.M. Dillard, with a young readers version by John Vornholt. The movie was adapted as a comic special by DC Comics, written by Michael Jan Friedman and illustrated by Gordon Purcell, Jerome Moore & Terry Pallot.
- 1 Description
- 2 References
- 2.1 Characters
- 2.2 Locations
- 2.3 Starships and vehicles
- 2.4 Races and cultures
- 2.5 States and organizations
- 2.6 Science and classification
- 2.7 Ranks and titles
- 2.8 Other references
- 3 Appendices
- The story begins with the launching of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) and the mysterious disappearance of Captain James T. Kirk. Then, seventy-eight years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) receives a distress call from a remote scientific observatory.
- Picard learns that a newly developed superweapon has been stolen by a desperate scientist with an insane plot. Facing the most difficult task of his career, Captain Picard must seek out the one person with the power to help him, a person long thought dead, Captain James T. Kirk.
- Together, the two captains will be tested as they've never been before. And both men will be forced to make the greatest sacrifices of their careers to save countless millions from a madman with a plan of mass destruction.
- Armstrong • B'Etor • Butler • Pavel Chekov • Beverly Crusher • Data • Dokar • Farrell • Garvey • Guinan • John Harriman • Hayes • Jae • Kellogg • James T. Kirk • Geordi La Forge • Lursa • Marruu • Alyssa Ogawa • Elise Picard • Jean-Luc Picard • Madison Picard • Matthew Picard • Mimi Picard • Olivia Picard • René Picard • Thomas Picard • William T. Riker • Antonia Salvatori • Montgomery Scott • Tolian Soran • Spot • Demora Sulu • Mark Tobiaston • Deanna Troi • Voight • Darien Wallace • Worf
- B'Etor • Pavel Chekov • Beverly Crusher • Data • Djugashvili • Shandra Docksey • Farrell • Guinan • John Harriman • Hayes • Jake • Jeffie • James T. Kirk • Geordi La Forge • Lojur • Lursa • Carol Marcus • Leonard McCoy • Mendez • Paskall • Elise Picard • Jean-Luc Picard • Madison Picard • Matthew Picard • Mimi Picard • Olivia Picard • Thomas Picard • Qorak • Janice Rand • William T. Riker • Antonia Salvatori • Sarah • Montgomery Scott • Tolian Soran • Spock • Spot • Demora Sulu • Hikaru Sulu • Deanna Troi • Nyota Uhura • Masoud Valtane • Worf, son of Mogh
- Referenced only
- Will Decker • Irina Galliulin • Gorkon • Edith Keeler • Aurelan Kirk • George Samuel Kirk, Jr. • Peter Kirk • David Marcus • Joanna McCoy • Gary Mitchell • Heihachiro Nogura • Marie Picard • René Picard • Robert Picard • Sarek • Noonien Soong • Emo Soran • Mara Soran
Young readers novelization characters
- B'Etor • Pavel Chekov • Beverly Crusher • Data • Guinan • John Harriman • Jake • James T. Kirk • Geordi La Forge • Lursa • Mendez • Paskall • Elise Picard • Jean-Luc Picard • Madison Picard • Matthew Picard • Mimi Picard • Olivia Picard • Thomas Picard • William T. Riker • Antonia Salvatori • Montgomery Scott • Tolian Soran • Spot • Demora Sulu • Deanna Troi • Worf, son of Mogh
Comic adaptation characters
- B'Etor • Ben • Pavel Chekov • Beverly Crusher • Data • Farrell • Guinan • Jake • John Harriman • James T. Kirk • Geordi La Forge • Lursa • Marruu • Isabel Picard • Jean-Luc Picard • William T. Riker • Antonia Salvatori • Montgomery Scott • Tolian Soran • Spot • Demora Sulu • Deanna Troi • Worf
- Amargosa • Amargosa observatory • Amargosa system • Earth • Earth spacedock • Nexus • San Francisco • Veridian III • Veridian system
- Referenced only
- Arabian Peninsula • B'renga • Chalna • China • Clarus • El-Auria • El Capitan • Farpoint • Forcas III • Gorik IV • Iowa • Khitomer • Lorenze Cluster • Mars • Moscow • Mount Seleya • Ogus II • Pluto • Rura Penthe • Sadorah City • Scotland • Seiji Major • Sherman's Planet • Starbase 23 • Talaal • Thanatos sector • Themis • Turkana IV • Veridian IV • Vulcan • Yosemite National Park • Zeon Minor
Starships and vehicles
- Cha'Joh (D12-class bird-of-prey) • HMS Enterprise • USS Enterprise-A (Constitution-class) • USS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • USS Excelsior (Excelsior-class) • USS Farragut (Nebula-class) • SS Lakul (Whorfin-class) • SS Robert Fox (Whorfin class) • sailing vessel • USS Trosper (Oberth-class)
Races and cultures
States and organizations
- Referenced only
- Klingon High Council • Starfleet Academy • Starfleet Command • Vulcan Science Academy
Science and classification
- antimatter • clock • deflector dish • emotion chip • flagship • holo • holodeck • inertial damper • lifeboat • magnetic interlock • nanoprobe • neutrino • palm beacon • photon torpedo • plasma coolant • sextant • shield frequency • subspace field • tractor beam • tricorder • trilithium • turbolift • VISOR • warp nacelle
Ranks and titles
- Battle of Trafalgar • cat • Christmas • Christmas tree • dog • Don Juan • Earl Grey • firewatch • Horatio Hornblower • katra • Ktarian egg • logic • orbital skydiving • saucer separation • Saurian brandy • stellar cartography • technical journal • Thirellian mint tea • Vulcan mandala
- The Voyages of the USS Enterprise-B continue in:
- The novelization features a forty page behind-the-scenes section on the making of Star Trek Generations written by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
- The hardcover version features an ending based on the originally-filmed (yet ultimately deleted) ending of the film. The paperback version features a rewritten ending based on that which ultimately appeared in the finished feature film.
- The PC video game expands on the 2371 portion of the story.
- New uniforms were designed for Star Trek Generations, a hybrid of the Wrath of Khan uniform and the TNG uniform, including a double-breast flap, colored collar and gold rank stripes on the sleeve-cuffs. They were all scrapped at the last minute and a combination of the TNG and DS9 uniforms were used in the final film instead. Because filming was on a short schedule, Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton had to use Avery Brooks and Colm Meaney's costumes for DS9, respectively, rather than having new costumes tailored.
- None of the women in the main TNG cast wear the DS9 uniform in the film, although recurring character Alyssa Ogawa did. Ogawa was the only female character to wear the DS9 uniform in the film.
- Picard, Riker, Data and LaForge are the only four characters in the main TNG cast to wear the DS9 uniform in the film. Worf was the only male character in the TNG main cast to not wear the DS9 uniform in the film, although he would later wear the variant after he joined the DS9 crew in the final four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
- This marks the only time where the Enterprise battle bridge is not using during the emergency Saucer separation sequence, due to the warp core breach in the stardrive section.
|TNG novels||Next novel:|
Balance of Power
All Good Things...
|TNG novelizations||Next novelization:|
Star Trek: First Contact
The Soldiers of Fear
The Best and the Brightest
"Summer", Chapter 10
Tooth and Claw
|Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Final voyage of the Enterprise-D
First voyage of the Enterprise-B
|Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
The Captain's Daughter
|The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2371.|
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Shadows on the Sun
Books 1, 3
The Last Roundup
The Lights in the Sky
One of Forty-seven