Being a closet Trekkie (Only TOS and TNG), I decided to break the ice and make a TNG thread. Star Trek: The Next Generation was the second installment in the Star Trek series. The show ran September 28, 1987 ? May 23, 1994, having a total of 128 episodes. Many of us grew up with this show and still watch it from time to time. If you would like to know more about Trek feel free to ask. I am posting this chart of crew members and ranks as they change throughout the series. Be warned that there are spoilers so to speak for people new to trek. This is as of first season. Character,rank,postition Jean-Luc Picard Captain, Commanding officer William "Will" Riker Commander, Executive (first) officer Data Lt. Commander, Second officer, chief operations officer, science officer Geordi La Forge Lt. Junior Grade, later Lieutenant, later Lt. Commander, helm and Ops, later Chief Engineer Worf Lt. Junior Grade, later Lieutenant, Ops and Conn officer Chief security/tactical officer (after certain events) Doctor Beverly Crusher Commander, Chief medical officer Deanna Troi Lt. Commander, later Commander Ship's counselor Natasha "Tasha" Yar Lieutenant ,Chief tactical officer Wesley Crusher Acting Ensign, later Ensign, later Cadet, Dr. Crusher's son, pilot I'm hoping this will be a constructive discussion. "Trek Sucks!" is not a productive post. Remember that this is a general discussion, so you can talk about anything TNG, from Riker with a beard vs Riker without a beard to Warp drive capabilities. Enjoy!