People: Jul. 27, 1987

Their mission will still be "to boldly go where no man has gone before," but when the Paramount TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation blasts off in October, don't expect to see Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock or any of the old crew at the blinking controls. Set in the 24th century, 76 years after the original series, the refitted Enterprise will feature, along with new sets and special effects, a fresh crew, including a blind lieutenant, a superstrong android, a half-human, half-Betazoid female counselor, and a captain named Jean Luc Picard, played by British Actor Patrick Stewart, 46. "He is...