The Enterprise goes to planet Belena 3 to assist in testing the new propulsion method soliton waves. Lieutenant Worf is visited by his mother Helena and young son Alexander Rozhenko, who intends to stay with him. He soon finds the burdens of paternal duties cumbersome, especially as the frustrated schoolboy proves dishonorably mischievous. The experiment goes horribly wrong... Written by
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La Forge says seeing the soliton wave is "like being witnesses to Chuck Yeager
breaking the sound barrier, or Zefram Cochrane engaging the first warp drive". The latter foreshadows the plot of the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact
(1996). See more
When the senior officers enter the bridge after the initial briefing on the Soliton Wave by Dr Ja'Dar, Deanna, speaking to Worf about Alexander's teacher, should have referred to MISS Kyle rather than MRS Kyle. See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
[referring to K'Ehleyr
It would be very normal to be angry with her - angry because she died and left you alone with a son you never knew you had. Being angry doesn't mean you loved her any less, Worf. But you can't hide from your feelings. Just as Alexander can't hide from his. You both have a lot of healing to do. Perhaps you should think about doing it together.
References Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more