One Trekkie's post http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8435126/star-trek-next-generation-turns-25
For me personally what I liked, and still do about TNG, was how the crew of the Enterprise was a Team or Family, they actually cared about each other.
Something an anti social nerd found really appealing, they didn't even make fun of people because they were different, something I think people in general would do well to emulate.
The large Shakespearean influence, that I assume was a result Sir Patrick Stewart's presence, helped a lot as well.
Twitter address of the TNG Cast that I follow, in no particular order:
- @BrentSpiner https://twitter.com/BrentSpiner
- @jonathansfrakes https://twitter.com/jonathansfrakes
- @SirPatStew https://twitter.com/SirPatStew
Edited to add: I will probably get whole series on Blu-ray when it is available http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation#Blu-ray