The first season of the American television science fiction show Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in the United States on September 28, 1987 through first-run syndication, and concluded on May 16, 1988. The season consisted of one feature-length episode, entitled "Encounter at Farpoint", and 24 additional episodes with a run time of 44 minutes each. The show followed the first adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise-D, between stardates 41153.7 and 41986.0. This season was the first season of a live action Star Trek television to be produced since season three of Star Trek which aired in 1968–1969. The season was first released on region 1 DVD on March 26, 2002, and on region 2 on April 1, 2002. The Blu-ray releases followed over ten years later on July 23 and 24, 2012.