Word of a possible new live-action Star Trek series on television must have started at some point in 1986. I was excited by the prospect of a new series and followed its development closely, largely via newspaper articles and Starlog magazine.
Above: Newspaper article from July 1986.
Above: Plan A was to launch The Next Generation on Fox's new network, but those plans fell through.
Above: An 11 October 1986 newspaper article announcing the return of Star Trek to television.
More information on the new series, published shortly after the October 1986 announcement.
A short article from December 1986.
Above: Throughout 1987, David Gerrold published updates on the production of the new series in Starlog magazine. Here's a report from February 1987, published in the June 1987 Starlog.
Above: More details from a July 1987 newspaper article.
Above: Another Gerrold report, published shortly before the series debut.
Above: I experienced even more anticaPAYtion than others waiting for the TNG premiere -- it was delayed over a month for the Ottawa market.