Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on its own mission to go where no one has gone before.
When the Enterprise-D was initially being designed, the producers conveniently located a transporter room directly off the main bridge. Gene Roddenberry nixed the idea, saying he wanted the characters to have conversations in the turbolifts before and after embarking on a mission. The in-bridge transporter concept eventually appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
Throughout the first five seasons of the show, the set of sliding doors located on the wall next to the center console in Engineering were part of a turbolift. In the last two seasons, the turbolift was changed to a Jefferies tube access room.
Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton as Lieutenant (JG)/Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby as Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn as Lieutenant (JG)/Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden as Doctor Beverly Crusher
Diana Muldaur as Doctor Katherine Pulaski
Marina Sirtis as Lieutenant Commander/Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner as Lieutenant Commander Data
Wil Wheaton as Beverly Crusher's son Wesley