Earl Grey 107: The Riker Mifflin Paper Company / by Darren Moser


The writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation created dramatic backstories for the crew of the Federation's flagship. Many of the TNG characters dealt early in their lives with the loss of one or both parents, conflicts and grudges with parents and siblings, and other unresolved issues that are addressed later in specific episodes. Daniel, Darren, and Phillip look at the family origins for Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his officers, examining the "daddy" and "mommy" issues for each characters, and how their familial background led them to become they people they are.

Earl Grey also examines how the Enterprise-D crew came together as a family of their own choosing. The trio looks at what role each person played in this new "family structure," as well as the behind-the-scenes "family" relationship of the Next Gen actors. They discuss how The Next Generation actors are the closest of all the other series' crew, and how that translates to their on screen portrayals and what tone it sets for fans. So gather around with your fellow TNG brothers and sisters, and join in this family affair, as Earl Grey discusses the family aspect to Next Gen. 

Running Time: 1 Hour 12 Minutes 55 Seconds


Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser

Editor / Producer

Darren Moser

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, & C Bryan Jones

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


Picard (00:10:23)
Riker 00:18:24)
Data  (00:20:23)
Worf (00:23:29)
Dr. Crusher  (00:26:39)
Troi (00:27:38) 
Geordi (00:29:00)
Wesley Crusher (00:30:22)
Yar (00:32:22)
Character Backgrounds (00:37:41)
The Office (00:40:23)
Favorites (00:46:30)
Behind the Scenes (00:56:40)

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