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
The computer twice reports the location of Alexander. But Alexander is not wearing a comm badge, which is how the computer keeps track of where anyone is. See more
[Worf had considered sending Alexander to a Klingon school
Klingon schools are designed to be difficult. The physical and mental hardships faced by the students are meant to build character and strength. However - if you wish to face a greater challenge, you may stay here with me. It would not be easy - for either of us. But perhaps we can face the challenge together.
I accept your challenge, Father. I will stay.
I believe your mother would be pleased.
References Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more