Star Trek: The Next Generation

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 30 reviews

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Age-appropriate depends on episode

Disclaimer: I grew up watching this show & was a Trekkie from around age 7. I love the exploration of morality & what makes us human that's inherent in each episode, as well as the way Captain Picard uses logic & reason to overcome obstacles. That said, re-viewing this as an adult (and then an adult with children) I've realized a lot of the episodes have some pretty big issues such as baked-in racism (S1E4 "Code of Honor") or one of the female characters being mentally assaulted (S5E12 "Violations"). Of course, everyone has their own thoughts on what is appropriate and what is not, but below is a short list of episodes I've watched with my own young kids: S2E9: "The Measure of a Man" S2E10: "The Dauphin" S2E15: "Pen Pals" S4E11: "Data's Day" S4E16: "Galaxy's Child" S6E7: "Rascals"

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