Two Decades of The Next Generation

tngopeninglogo.jpgHas it been twenty years already or has there been some sort of rift in the space/time continuum? I was starting my first year at Cal State Long Beach the same fall season that Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on television. Being a long-time fan of Star Trek: The Original Series I was eager to experience a return to the universe created by Gene Roddenberry some two plus decades previously — and I was not disappointed. Apparently, the same was true with many other viewers. ST:TNG lasted for seven seasons — four seasons longer than ST:TOS — and spun off two additional Star Trek series in Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

This past year I had the pleasure of serving as editor for IDW Publishing’s first foray into Star Trek comic books with Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between with writer David Tischman, artist Casey Maloney, and colorist Len O’Grady. As cliché as it sounds, it was a dream opportunity for this fanboy.

For as long as I can remember, Star Trek, in one form or another, has been a part of my life and will probably continue to be so for many many more decades — perhaps even to the the chagrin of my future children… Generation after generation… Sorry, kids.

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One Response to “Two Decades of The Next Generation”

  1. monster7of9 Says:

    I am glad to have found your entry today. I have written an entry about STTNG today and would like to hear any advice for fans to break into publishing as a writer. I know that IDW Publishing is not accepting any aubmissions from writers but what could you recommend? Here’s my link: http://monsterscifishow.wordpress.com/2007/09/28/happy-20th-for-star-trekthe-next-generation-man-im-old/

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