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Geordi can barely curtail his enthusiasm at being able to test out a new theory of transportation, as Worf's mother boards the Enterprise with his son and news that Worf's Earthly parents can no longer care for him.

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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 KGF Vissers

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Dave Archer created the painting "101" for the scenes in the teacher's office and classroom. This is the only episode which features this painting. See more »

Goofs

When Worf lifts the beam off of his son, it is obvious from his struggle that it is extremely heavy. However, when he manages to shove the heavy beam aside, the beam lands on top of what appears to be a flimsy looking office chair, which is not damaged by the weight of the beam and supports it easily. The beam being so heavy should have crushed such a chair. See more »

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Lieutenant Worf: Lieutenant Worf, personal log, stardate 45376.8 - Alexander has acted shamefully, and as his father, I must now deal with him. But I find that I would rather fight ten Balduk warriors than face one small child.
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References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Crappy parenting lessons from Lt. Worf
22 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Worf's son, Alexander, unexpectedly arrives on the Enterprise along with Worf's mother. It seems that she and Worf's father are having problems with the boy and they think it best that Worf keep him and show him a good manly example. Unfortunately, Worf is about as qualified to parent as he would be teaching ballet--and he has no end of trouble with the child. Mostly it's because the boy has never felt wanted and is a burden to everyone--and Worf never makes this easier because of his own difficulty with emotions (other than anger) and tenderness. Together, they work on it...and by the end there is a glimmer of hope that things will work out for the better.

I never was thrilled with Alexander on the show simply because the kid went from an infant to a 6 year-old almost instantly. I hate this sort of logical mess, as it always seemed contrived and silly. However, it is mildly interesting and you could show these episodes to teens to show them how NOT to parent!


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