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The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine
Publisher: Starlog Press
Published: 1988 - 1994
No. of issues: 30

The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine was an authorized magazine published by Starlog Press, reporting on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It provided summaries of current episodes, as well as interviews with production staff. The magazine is notable for numerous behind-the-scenes photographs.

Issues

Issue # Month Cover Contents
1 December 1987 TNG Official Magazine issue 1 cover Episode summary: "Encounter at Farpoint".

Interviews: Gene Roddenberry, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, Andrew Probert, Paul Lynch, David Gerrold.
Features: Touring the Enterprise, The World of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

2 January 1988 TNG Official Magazine issue 2 cover Episode summaries: "The Naked Now", "Code of Honor".

Interviews: John de Lancie, D.C. Fontana, Majel Barrett, Tracy Tormé, Michael Westmore, Katharyn Powers, Michael Baron.
Features: Creating Special Effects, Creating Makeup Effects.

3 March 1988 TNG Official Magazine issue 3 cover Interviews: Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis.

Features: Why Q returned.

4 April 1988 TNG Official Magazine issue 4 cover Episode summaries: "Justice", "The Battle", "Hide and Q", "Too Short a Season", "The Big Goodbye".

Interviews: Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby, Jonathan Frakes, Wil Wheaton, Gates McFadden, Andrew Probert, Rick Sternbach.
Features: Designing the Enterprise.

5 March 1989 TNG Official Magazine issue 5 cover Episode summaries: "The Child", "Angel One", "11001001", "Home Soil", "Coming of Age", "Heart of Glory", "Skin of Evil", "Conspiracy".

Interviews: Jonathan Frakes, Guy Vardaman.

6 April 1989 TNG Official Magazine issue 6 cover Episode summaries: "Where Silence Has Lease", "The Outrageous Okona", "Elementary, Dear Data", "Datalore", "When The Bough Breaks", "The Arsenal of Freedom", "Symbiosis", "We'll Always Have Paris", "The Neutral Zone".

Features: The New Sets

7 May 1989 TNG Official Magazine issue 7 cover Episode summaries: "Loud As A Whisper", "The Schizoid Man", "Unnatural Selection", "A Matter Of Honor".

Interviews: Diana Muldaur, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn.
Features: Weapons & technology (Rick Sternbach), uniforms & civilian outfits (Durinda Rice Wood)

8 June 1989 TNG Official Magazine issue 8 cover Episode summaries: "The Measure Of A Man", "The Dauphin", "Contagion", "The Royale", "Time Squared".

Interviews: Diana Muldaur, Howard Weinstein.
Features: Engineering (USS Yamato okudagram, Straleb security vessel sketches, El-Baz design sketches).

9 December 1989 TNG Official Magazine issue 9 cover Episode summaries: "The Icarus Factor", "Pen Pals", "Q Who", "Samaritan Snare", "Up The Long Ladder", "Manhunt", "The Emissary", "Peak Performance", "Shades of Gray".

Interviews: Jaime Hubbard, Michael Jan Friedman.

10 January 1990 TNG Official Magazine issue 10 cover Episode summaries: "Evolution", "The Ensigns of Command", "The Survivors", "Who Watches The Watchers".

Interviews: Rob Bowman, Corey Allen.
Features: The Borg; The Art of The Next Generation (Okuda and Sternbach art and sketches).

11 March 1990 TNG Official Magazine issue 11 cover Episode summaries: "The Bonding", "Booby Trap", "The Enemy", "The Price", "The Vengeance Factor".

Interviews: Marina Sirtis, Wil Wheaton, Gene Roddenberry, Jonathan Frakes.

12 May 1990 TNG Official Magazine issue 12 cover Episode summaries: "The Defector", "The Hunted", "The High Ground", "Deja Q".

Interviews: Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Colm Meaney, Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden, Keith Sharee.
Features: Special effects, the Romulans (includes okudagrams and Sternbach sketches).

13 February 1991 TNG Official Magazine issue 13 cover Episode summaries: "A Matter of Perspective", "Yesterday's Enterprise", "The Offspring", "Sins of the Father", "Allegiance", "Captain's Holiday", "Tin Man".

Interviews: LeVar Burton, Ronald D. Moore, A.C. Crispin, Howard Weinstein.

14 April 1991 TNG Official Magazine issue 14 cover Episode summaries: "Hollow Pursuits", "The Most Toys", "Sarek", "Ménage à Troi", "Transfigurations", "The Best of Both Worlds", "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II".

Interviews: Dennis McCarthy, Ron Jones, Mark Lenard, Patrick Stewart, Colm Meaney, Joanna Miles.

15 June 1991 TNG Official Magazine issue 15 cover Episode summaries: "Family", "Brothers", "Suddenly Human", "Remember Me", "Legacy", "Reunion", "Future Imperfect", "Final Mission", "The Loss", "Data's Day".

Interviews: Rick Sternbach, Michael Okuda, Michael Dorn.

16 September 1991 TNG Official Magazine issue 16 cover Episode summaries: "The Wounded", "Devil's Due", "Clues", "First Contact", "Galaxy's Child", "Night Terrors", "Identity Crisis", "The Nth Degree".

Interviews: Sarah Higley, Robert Blackman, Keith Birdsong.

17 February 1992 TNG Official Magazine issue 17 cover Episode summaries: "Qpid", "The Drumhead", "Half a Life", "The Host", "The Mind's Eye", "In Theory", "Redemption".

Interviews: Leonard Nimoy, Cliff Bole, Marina Sirtis.

18 April 1992 TNG Official Magazine issue 18 cover Episode summaries: "Redemption II", "Darmok", "Ensign Ro", "Silicon Avatar", "Disaster", "The Game", "Unification I", "Unification II", "A Matter of Time".

Interviews: Jay Chattaway, Leonard Nimoy.

19 June 1992 TNG Official Magazine issue 19 cover Interviews: Tom Benko, Robert Wiemer, David Livingston, Robert Iscove, Win Phelps, David Carson, Michael Rhodes, Rob Legato, James L. Conway, Marvin V. Rush, Patrick Stewart.

Features: Director Checklist.

20 September 1992 TNG Official Magazine issue 20 cover Episode summaries: "New Ground", "Hero Worship", "Violations", "The Masterpiece Society", "Conundrum", "Power Play", "Ethics", "The Outcast".

Interviews: Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Scheerer.
Features: Next Generation Trivia.

21 February 1993 TNG Official Magazine issue 21 cover Interviews: Rick Kolbe, Les Landau, Peter Allan Fields, Naren Shankar.
22 April 1993 TNG Official Magazine issue 22 cover Interviews: Brannon Braga, Hannah Louise Shearer, Pamela Gray, Thomas and Jo Perry, Alan J. Adler, and Vanessa Greene, and Michel Horvat.
23 June 1993 TNG Official Magazine issue 23 cover Interviews: Robert Lederman, Timothy Bond, Ron Jarvis, Phil Scorza
24 August 1993 TNG Official Magazine issue 24 cover Interviews: Chip Chalmers, Russ Mayberry, Robert Becker, David Kemper, Kacey Arnold-Ince, Jacqueline Zambrano
25 November 1993 TNG Official Magazine issue 25 cover 100-page special.

Interviews: LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner.

26 February 1994 TNG Official Magazine issue 26 cover Interviews: Gabrielle Beaumont, Alex Singer, Peter Lauritson, Brent Spiner, Leonard Crofoot, Allison Hock, Randee Russell, David Bischoff, Philip LaZebnik.

Features: Directors' Index

27 April 1994 TNG Official Magazine issue 27 cover Episode summaries: "Descent, Part II", "Liaisons", "Interface", "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II", "Phantasms".

Interviews: Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Carolyn Seymour, Corey Allen, Jeri Taylor, Edithe Swensen.

28 June 1994 TNG Official Magazine issue 28 cover Episode summaries: "Dark Page", "Attached", "Force of Nature", "Inheritance", "Parallels".

Interviews: Gates McFadden, Dennis Bailey, Hallie Todd, Adam Nimoy, James Kahn, Steve Gerber, Beth Woods.

29 August 1994 TNG Official Magazine issue 29 cover Episode summaries: "The Pegasus", "Homeward", "Sub Rosa", "Lower Decks", "Thine Own Self".

Interviews: Lance Dickson, Jean Louise Matthias, Ronald Wilkerson, Dan Koeppel, Nick Sagan.
Features: Q Quips.

30 November 1994 TNG Official Magazine issue 30 cover  

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