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Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)
(written from a Production point of view)
- 1 January - TNG: "The Defector" airs.
- 5 January - Bart LaRue dies.
- 7 January - Davide Mastrolonardo is born.
- 8 January - TNG: "The Hunted" airs.
- 19 January - The music recording session for TNG: "Deja Q" was held between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage.
- 26 January - Daniel Asa Henson is born.
- 29 January - TNG: "The High Ground" airs and Jessica D. Stone is born.
- Pocket TNG #10: A Rock and a Hard Place by Peter David is published by Pocket Books.
- 1 February - Keaton Kramer is born.
- 5 February - TNG: "Deja Q" airs.
- 12 February - TNG: "A Matter of Perspective" airs.
- 13 February - Ken Lynch dies.
- 19 February - TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise" airs. Denise Crosby makes her first guest appearance on TNG since her departure in 1988.
- Pocket TOS #48: Rules of Engagement by Peter Morwood is published by Pocket Books.
- 12 March - TNG: "The Offspring" airs.
- 19 March - TNG: "Sins of the Father" airs.
- 26 March - TNG: "Allegiance" airs.
- Pocket TNG Metamorphosis by Jean Lorrah is published by Pocket Books.
- 2 April -
- 23 April - TNG: "Tin Man" airs.
- 30 April - TNG: "Hollow Pursuits" airs, the first to feature Dwight Schultz as TNG and later VOY recurring character Reginald Barclay.
- Pocket TOS #49: The Pandora Principle by Carolyn Clowes is published by Pocket Books.
- 7 May -
- 10 May - Susan Oliver dies.
- 14 May - TNG: "Sarek" airs. Mark Lenard guests as Ambassador Sarek, the first major crossover appearance of an original series character.
- 18 May - Jill Ireland dies.
- 21 May - Franklyn Seales dies.
- 25 May - Vic Tayback dies.
- 28 May - TNG: "Ménage à Troi" airs.
- Pocket TNG #11: Gulliver's Fugitives by Keith Sharee is published by Pocket Books.
- 4 June -
- 18 June - TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds" airs and is the first cliffhanger of the series. Jean-Luc Picard is assimilated by the Borg and becomes Locutus of Borg, fueling rumors that Patrick Stewart may be leaving the series.
- 19 June - Joseph Mullendore dies.
- Pocket TOS #50: Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane is published by Pocket Books.
- 2 July - UK VHS releases: TOS volume 27, "The Cage" All Colour Collectors Edition, TNG volume 3.
- 19 July - 27 July: Seven days shooting the episode "Suddenly Human".
- Production begins on TNG Season 4.
- Pocket TNG #12: Doomsday World by Carmen Carter, Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, and Robert Greenberger is published by Pocket Books.
- 3 September - UK VHS releases: TOS volumes 29, 30 and 31 (ending season 2 and beginning season 3 releases), TNG volume 5.
- 13 September - Steven Craig dies.
- 24 September - Star Trek: The Next Generation enters its fourth season, resolving the Borg story with "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II". Picard is rescued and Stewart remains a member of the TNG cast.
- 26 September - Star Trek: The Next Generation premieres in the UK on the BBC.
- Pocket TOS Prime Directive by Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens is published by Pocket Books.
- Pocket TNG #13: The Eyes of the Beholders by A.C. Crispin is published by Pocket Books.
- 1 October -
- 8 October - TNG: "Brothers" airs.
- 15 October - TNG: "Suddenly Human" airs.
- 22 October - TNG: "Remember Me" airs.
- 29 October - TNG: "Legacy" airs.
- 30 October - Tom Steele dies.
- Pocket TOS #51: Enemy Unseen by V.E. Mitchell is published by Pocket Books.
- 1 November - Jake Foy is born.
- 5 November -
- 12 November - TNG: "Future Imperfect" airs.
- 14 November - Sol Kaplan dies.
- 19 November - Wil Wheaton's final episode as a regular TNG cast member, "Final Mission", airs.
- 22 November - 30 November - Seven days of filming on TNG: "Clues".
- 30 November - First day of filming on TNG: "First Contact".
- Pocket TNG #14: Exiles by Howard Weinstein is published by Pocket Books.
- 3 December - 11 December - Seven days of filming on TNG: "First Contact".
- 7 December - Second unit and insert shots for the episodes TNG: "Data's Day", TNG: "The Wounded", and TNG: "Devil's Due" were filmed on Paramount Stage 8 and 9.
- 13 December - 21 December - Seven days of filming on TNG: "Galaxy's Child". The production then went on holiday.
- 17 December - Ashley Edner is born.
- 31 December - TNG: "The Loss" airs.
- Pocket TOS #52: Home Is the Hunter by Dana Kramer-Rolls is published by Pocket Books.
- Jake Sakson is born.
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