Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and to celebrate the milestone Screen Junkies has unveiled a new honest trailer taking on Star Trek’s “geeky younger brother.” Make it so.
Viewers were introduced to a bigger and bolder new Enterprise (the Galaxy-class NCC-1701-D) and a brand new cast when “Encounter at Farpoint” took to the airwaves on Sept. 26, 1987, and this latest installment of Honest Trailers is hilariously spot-on when they describe the Next Gen characters.
Little gems include calling Worf (Michael Dorn) a “warrior who never runs out of Klingon fun facts," Data (Brent Spiner) an “android who drops being an android into conversations, like your friend who just became a vegan,” Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) the “horniest first officer in the fleet who’s never met a woman, hologram, co-worker, amnesia-stricken crew member or genderless androgynous alien he didn’t want to bone,” and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) the “most British Frenchman in the galaxy.”
So, forget about Star Trek: TOS’ “mini-skirt boy's club,” (or even CBS All Access' new Star Trek series, Discovery) because on TNG the future is not only woke, but features everything from death fake outs, to face palms, to doppelgangers.
Warp into the Star Trek: The Next Generation honest trailer below and let us know what you think: