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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Dr. Julian Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)


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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The first time that Dr. Noonien Soong is played by a recognizable Brent Spiner. In Star Trek: The Next Generation: Brothers (1990) he was unrecognizable under the make up. See more »


Despite being outranked by Data, Dr. Bashir repeatedly addresses him by his name only, without any honorific or title such as "Commander" or "sir". See more »


Doctor Bashir: I must admit, Commander - I didn't think you'd be so... personable.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (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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