Russel Bates, who wrote this episode along with David Wise, deliberately modeled it on TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?" as a tribute to Gene Coon. Coon wrote the original TOS episode and was a friend of Bates. See more
You still are children to me, to be led and shown how to live.
But if children are made totally dependent on their children, they will never be anything but children.
Enough! This is useless! Despite what I have shown you, you still cling to your disobedient ways. My dream is ending and all of you are to blame!