Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1, Episode 18

Coming of Age (12 Mar. 1988)

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Picard finds himself facing a strenuous test of his loyalty to Starfleet, one which the other members of the crew are struggling to cope with, whilst Wesley faces an equally challenging entrance exam at Starfleet Academy.

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Wesley is off to complete his Starfleet entrance exams and testing and makes friends with Mordock, another of the four candidates seeking admission. Only one of the four will be accepted into the Academy and the competition will be strong. Wesley is particularly worried about the psychological evaluation which will focus on what he fears most. He has no idea what that is, however. Picard's old friend, Admiral Gregory Quinn requests to be beamed aboard and arrives with Commander Remick from the Inspector General's office. Remmick is there to conduct a complete investigation of the ship's operations. His very presence is unnerving to both the Captain and the bridge crew and his questions to the senior officers all seem to indicate that it is Captain Picard who is under investigation with his decisions, judgment and reliability all in question. Written by garykmcd

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The matte painting used to illustrate the Starfleet Academy testing facility is the same used for spaceports in many episodes of the series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). One example is the Zantia spaceport from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Planet of the Amazon Women (1979). See more »

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Towards the end of the episode when Picard is talking to Riker in the ready room Riker says the line, "You'll be able to shape the minds of the future leaders of Starfleet." The shot show Riker's reflection in the window but his mouth does not move. See more »

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Oliana Mirren: It's a good thing you're cute, Wesley, or you could really be obnoxious.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Honor (1989) See more »

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Interesting but Not So Original
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Until I started re watching this series, I didn't realize what a dominant presence Wesley was early on. He has already done two or three things that have saved the bacon of the crew. In this one he is about go to a place where he and three other candidates will vie for a single entry into Star Fleet Academy. Of course, the things they do are beyond our understanding (as well as the script writers). It's hard to imagine him having so much punch on board, but that's entertainment. The other, more serious, plot involves an investigation on board the Enterprise the object of which is completely hidden from us. An over-zealous investigator with no sense of humor and no tact begins to grill the crew. Everything seems to center around Picard's competence. The mysterious nature of this will apparently be explained at a later date, as my fellow reviewers have indicated. The Academy test is interesting with four candidates, one a Vulcan and the other a guy who apparently needs a tray under his chin to breath in some vapors. There is also the other earthling, a very attractive young woman who Wesley has a Crusher on (bad joke). Anyway, the final test, while interesting, has been done to death in other settings on other shows. Pretty easy to see it coming.


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