In 1992, the
BBC banned the third season episode “The High Ground” from
airing because Data spoke a throw-away line referencing
terrorist activity in Northern Ireland.
Crossovers In TNG
While TNG is supposed to take place 78
years after the original series, there have been occasions in
which various characters and actors, who appeared in either the
original series or the movies, reappeared on TNG. Among these
- DeForest Kelley makes an appearance as an unnamed admiral who
hates transporters and notices that Data, with all that
knowledge, doesn't have pointed ears.
"The Naked Now"
- The records from the original Enterprise ("The Naked Time")
were used to combat a microbe that causes drunk-like effects.
- Merritt Butrick was T'Jon in "Symbiosis", and, of course,
appeared as Kirk's son David Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath
of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. (After his
appearance in TNG, Merritt Butrick died due to complications of
- Mark Lenard makes an appearance as Sarek.
"Unification" - Leonard Nimoy makes an appearance as Spock and
Mark Lenard as Sarek. Malachi Throne, who plays Romulan Senator
Pardek in "Unification", was involved in TOS's "The Managerie"
as Commodore Jose Mendez.
- Scotty modified the transporter so that the transporter buffer
is recycled and the rematerialization subroutine is disabled so
that the two survivors of the Jenolin could survive while
waiting for a rescue. 75 years later, the Enterprise reactivates
the transporter, and Scotty is the lone survivor, without aging.
been mentioned in
"The Naked Now",
"Unification II", and
Diana Muldaur, a guest star on TOS episodes "Return To Tomorrow"
as Dr. Ann Mulhall and "Is There In Truth No Beauty" as Dr.
Miranda Jones, appeared on a regular basis as Dr. Pulaski during
the second season of TNG.
Majel Barrett, who played Number One ("The
Cage") and Doctor/Nurse Chapel, is used as the TNG computer
voice, and has appeared as Deanna Troi's mother, Lwaxana Troi.