Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 16

Birthright: Part 1 (20 Feb. 1993)

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While the Enterprise helps repair Cardassian damages to space station Deep Space Nine, Worf is offered coordinates by a Eurydian, who claims his father didn't die in the battle of Kitomir ... See full summary »

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While the Enterprise helps repair Cardassian damages to space station Deep Space Nine, Worf is offered coordinates by a Eurydian, who claims his father didn't die in the battle of Kitomir decades ago, but, is still being held in a Romulan prison camp. Initially, Worf rebuffs this, for the shame and dishonor it would bring his family, but changes his mind after talking to Troi and Data. Geordie helps brilliant station scientist, Dr. Julian Bashir conduct an experiment with an unknown alien trchnogy, which causes Data to suffer from a serious accidental plasma shock. As a result of the shock, Data seems to have a vision of his creator, Dr. Noonien Soong, which he is unable to understand. Worf has forced the Eurydian to bring him to the predator-infested forest surrounding the Romulan camp, but, on arrival, he discovers it's not what he expected. Written by KGF Vissers

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Terry Farrell was supposed to appear as Jadzia Dax, but was busy filming Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Move Along Home (1993). So Alexander Siddig El Fadil, was asked to appear instead as Dr. Julian Bashir. See more »

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During Data's "dream flight" a man in a black t-shirt is seen down a corridor as the point-of-view flies through the ceiling. See more »

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[Troi walks in on Worf who has just smashed his glass table during an agitated mok'bara exercise]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Did the table do something wrong?
Lieutenant Worf: No.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I'm glad you weren't that hard on Ensign Lopez.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phantasms (1993) See more »

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Coincidental Father-Son Episodes--Sort Of
29 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of course, Part One is there to lay the foundation for Part Two. In this episode we have two coinciding story lines. The first involves Worf meeting an alien in a bar who, for a price, will give him information on the location of his father. Worf is intrigued because he has assumed his father is dead and his existence on a Romulan controlled planet would bring disgrace to generations of his family, including his son, Alexander. He and the alien embark on a trip to the planet. Meanwhile, Data has begun having strange, surreal dreams. He wanders hallways, seeing the same images of his "father"/creator. He tries to analyze these things, using the science of dream interpretation and Jungian symbolism. Since as an android, he shouldn't be dreaming, where is this coming from? Both plots are interesting but I have to admit, I wasn't totally grabbed at this point.


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