Today is the 25th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation. After a decades-long absence from the television airwaves, the crew of the USS Enterprise would return in all-new adventures that would re-invigorate the sci-fi franchise.
In my opinion, the series wouldn't really hit its stride until the 3rd season. At that point, it would become appointment television for me. I also got really choked up when they bid television adieu in "All Good Things" which is probably one of the best series finales ever. Unfortunately, the crew of "TNG" wouldn't endure as long as their predecessors in the motion picture department, failing to really capture the magic of the weekly program up on the silver screen.