Star Trek: TNG: Encounter At Farpoint

Star Trek: The Next GenerationThe national syndication window opens for the two-hour premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Encounter At Farpoint. Written by Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and original series story editor D.C. Fontana, this episode introduces the fan favorite nemesis Q, as played by John de Lancie. Though it’s not tied to any network, some of the stations carrying TNG in syndication – including major-market stations – air TNG in prime-time in place of their usual network programming.

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Friday The 13th: The Inheritance

Friday the 13th: The SeriesThe week-long national syndication window opens for the first episode of Friday the 13th: The Series, starring John D. LeMay, Wendy Robie and Chris Wiggins. Gordon Michael Woolvett (Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda) guest stars. The series has no story connections to the movie franchise of the same name, and was originally developed under the title The 13th Hour.

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Max Headroom: Whacketts

Max HeadroomThe 11th episode of the American-made Max Headroom series premieres on ABC, starring Matt Frewer and Amanda Pays. (This is the the American-made drama series, not the music video/talk show series featuring the same character.) W. Morgan Sheppard, Concetta Tomei, Bill Maher and Andreas Katsulas (Babylon 5) guest star. After this episode airs, ABC pulls the show from its prime time schedule for six months.

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