Quiz: The Next Generation

This quiz was played on Sunday 23rd February 2020.


The high and low scores were 56 and 28 out of a possible 61 points.

Round One – General Knowledge

1. What class of Starship is the Enterprise-D?
2. In which century does The Next Generation primarily take place?
3. The Pilot episode ‘Encounter at Farpoint’ features a cameo appearance from which cast member from the original series?
4. Which of these species was not first introduced in The Next Generation: Bajorans, Cardassians, Ferengi or Romulans?
5. What is the final audible line of dialogue in the final episode?

Round Two – Picard

6. What is Captain Picard’s preferred beverage?
7. On his arrival as Captain of the Enterprise, which member of his main crew had Picard already known for many years?
8. Before joining the Enterprise, Picard was captain of the USS Stargazer, which he was forced to abandon after a battle with which alien race?
9. What was Picard’s unusual reaction to being stabbed through the heart as a young officer?
10. During Picard’s period of assimilation by The Borg in ‘The Best of Both Worlds’, by what name does he refer to himself?

Round Three – The sexual antics of Commander Will Riker

11. After everyones memories were wiped by the Sattarrans, who did Rider immediately bone?
12. Will Riker picks something up from one of his sexual partners which quickly infects and effectively disables the whole crew. What is it?
13. Which recurring character briefly claimed to be engaged to Riker?
14. In the film Insurrection, Troi claims she’s never kissed Riker with a beard before. Have they kissed before?
15. Over the course of the show, just three recurring female characters – who appear in more than 20 episodes – get away without kissing Riker. Who are they? (3 points available)

Round Four – Data

16. Which fictional character does Data most like to play in the holodeck?
17. In addition to Data, Brent Spiner has played three other characters in TNG. Name them. (3 points available)
18. Who are the two characters that Data is implied to have sex with over the course of the tv show and films? (2 points available)
19. In the 2 part episode Times Arrow, Data travels back to the 19th century and meets up with which recurring TNG character?
20. In which other 2 Star Trek tv shows, has Brent Spiner appeared? (2 points available)

Round Five – Troi

21. Gene Roddenberry originally conceived the character of Deana Troi as having what unusual physical characteristic?
22. In the Season 2 episode ‘The Child’ Troi becomes pregnant and gives birth. Who does she name the child after?
23. Which crew member was caught creating a holographic fantasy version of Troi who called herself the Goddess of Empathy?
24. In the episode ‘Face of the Enemy’ Troi is cosmetically altered to resemble a member of which species?
25. In the episode Phantasms, which character has a dream in which Troi appears as a cake?

Round Six – The Rest

26. Despite regularly appearing in the show from the pilot episode, in what season did Transporter Chief O’Brien finally get a first name?
27. In the infamous episode Sub Rosa, Dr Crusher falls in love with a ghost-like Alien who inhabits what household object?
28. In the episode I Borg, what name does Geordie LaForge give to the rescued Borg Drone he befriends?
29. In the episode ‘Datalore’ Data’s brother Lore describes which crew member as ‘A troublesome little man-child’?
30. Excluding parallel realities, which crew member holds the record for dying onscreen the most times?

Round Seven – Films

31. Which 5 characters from the other Star Trek series appear in any of the 4 TNG films? (5 points available)
32. In First Contact, which Captain is Picard compared to?
33. In Nemesis, What was the name of the planet on which Picard’s clone Shinzon spent his childhood as a slave?
34. In Star Trek Nemesis, Riker is promoted to Commanding Officer. What is the name of his ship?
35. Over the course of the 4 Next Gen films, how many ships carry the name of Enterprise?

Round Eight – Quotes

36. “What’s a knockout like you doing in a computer generated gin joint like this?”
37. “Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.”
38. “I do not smirk. But if I did, this would be a good opportunity.”
39. “Don’t try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it’s own judgements.”
40. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.”

Are you sure? The answers to ALL questions will be displayed below.

Round One – General Knowledge

1. What class of Starship is the Enterprise-D? (Galaxy)
2. In which century does The Next Generation primarily take place? (24th)
3. The Pilot episode ‘Encounter at Farpoint’ features a cameo appearance from which cast member from the original series? (Bones McCoy)
4. Which of these species was not first introduced in The Next Generation: Bajorans, Cardassians, Ferengi or Romulans? (Romulans)
5. What is the final audible line of dialogue in the final episode? (“The sky’s the limit”)

Round Two – Picard

6. What is Captain Picard’s preferred beverage? (Earl Grey)
7. On his arrival as Captain of the Enterprise, which member of his main crew had Picard already known for many years? (Dr Crusher)
8. Before joining the Enterprise, Picard was captain of the USS Stargazer, which he was forced to abandon after a battle with which alien race? (Ferengi)
9. What was Picard’s unusual reaction to being stabbed through the heart as a young officer? (He Laughed out loud)
10. During Picard’s period of assimilation by The Borg in ‘The Best of Both Worlds’, by what name does he refer to himself? (Locutus)

Round Three – The sexual antics of Commander Will Riker

11. After everyones memories were wiped by the Sattarrans, who did Rider immediately bone? (Ro Laren)
12. Will Riker picks something up from one of his sexual partners which quickly infects and effectively disables the whole crew. What is it? (A Game)
13. Which recurring character briefly claimed to be engaged to Riker? (Lwaxana Troi, Dianna’s Mother)
14. In the film Insurrection, Troi claims she’s never kissed Riker with a beard before. Have they kissed before? (Yes – She has several times)
15. Over the course of the show, just three recurring female characters – who appear in more than 20 episodes – get away without kissing Riker. Who are they? (3 points available) (Guinan, Catherine Polanski, Tasha Yarr)

Round Four – Data

16. Which fictional character does Data most like to play in the holodeck? (Sherlock Holmes)
17. In addition to Data, Brent Spiner has played three other characters in TNG. Name them. (3 points available) (B4, Lore, Dr Noonian Soong)
18. Who are the two characters that Data is implied to have sex with over the course of the tv show and films? (2 points available) (Tasha Yarr, the Borg Queen)
19. In the 2 part episode Times Arrow, Data travels back to the 19th century and meets up with which recurring TNG character? (Guinan)
20. In which other 2 Star Trek tv shows, has Brent Spiner appeared? (2 points available) (Picard, Enterprise)

Round Five – Troi

21. Gene Roddenberry originally conceived the character of Deana Troi as having what unusual physical characteristic? (Three Breasts)
22. In the Season 2 episode ‘The Child’ Troi becomes pregnant and gives birth. Who does she name the child after? (Her father)
23. Which crew member was caught creating a holographic fantasy version of Troi who called herself the Goddess of Empathy? (Lt. Barclay)
24. In the episode ‘Face of the Enemy’ Troi is cosmetically altered to resemble a member of which species? (Romulan)
25. In the episode Phantasms, which character has a dream in which Troi appears as a cake? (Data)

Round Six – The Rest

26. Despite regularly appearing in the show from the pilot episode, in what season did Transporter Chief O’Brien finally get a first name? (4th)
27. In the infamous episode Sub Rosa, Dr Crusher falls in love with a ghost-like Alien who inhabits what household object? (A candle)
28. In the episode I Borg, what name does Geordie LaForge give to the rescued Borg Drone he befriends? (Hugh)
29. In the episode ‘Datalore’ Data’s brother Lore describes which crew member as ‘A troublesome little man-child’? (Wesley Crusher)
30. Excluding parallel realities, which crew member holds the record for dying onscreen the most times? (Worf)

Round Seven – Films

31. Which 5 characters from the other Star Trek series appear in any of the 4 TNG films? (5 points available) (Kirk, Scotty, Checkov, The Doctor (EMH), Janeway)
32. In First Contact, which Captain is Picard compared to? (Captain Ahab from Moby Dick) “Ahab has to hunt his whale.”
33. In Nemesis, What was the name of the planet on which Picard’s clone Shinzon spent his childhood as a slave? (Remus)
34. In Star Trek Nemesis, Riker is promoted to Commanding Officer. What is the name of his ship? (Titan)
35. Over the course of the 4 Next Gen films, how many ships carry the name of Enterprise? (4 – Enterprise B where Kirk Enters the Nexus, Enterprise D and E, and the holographic boat narthex start of Generations)

Round Eight – Quotes

36. “What’s a knockout like you doing in a computer generated gin joint like this?” (Riker)
37. “Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.” (Data)
38. “I do not smirk. But if I did, this would be a good opportunity.” (Worf)
39. “Don’t try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it’s own judgements.” (Riker quoting Cocheraine)
40. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.” (Picard)

Name the Supporting Character

A. Catherine Polanski
B. Ro Laren
C. Miles O’Brien
D. Guinan
E. Lwaxana Troi

Name the Species

F. Ferengi
G. Nausicaan
H. Tamarian
I. Trill
J. Bolian

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