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New Ground 

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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Robert Scheerer

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Grant Rosenberg (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Georgia Brown ... Helena Rozhenko
Brian Bonsall ... Alexander Rozhenko
Richard McGonagle ... Dr. Ja'Dar
Jennifer Edwards ... Ms. Kyle
Sheila Franklin ... Ensign Felton
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)
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Storyline

The Enterprise goes to planet Bilana III 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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47-reference: because of anticipated ion radiation, Commander Riker suggests evacuating sections 24 to 47 of the Enterprise. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Worf - you are not the first officer on this ship to have a new family member. Take care of your son. The security matters can wait.
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Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Family problems at work
3 May 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'New Ground' is a Worf-centric episode - one that forces the ship's resident warrior to parent without a parachute - but you really have to feel for Alexander. The kid's been getting the short end of the broken-home stick for forever, and now he's stuck with a guy who's out of of his depth. Worf's never been my favorite character, but I like the bonding scene towards the end.

It doesn't help that the minor storyline is more involving, with the Enterprise experimenting with "warp without warp drive" (and seeing Geordi geek out over it is the highlight). But the end pays off as the two plots are pretty well tied together, even climaxing with a burning-building rescue.

There's hard-won progress here, which also really helps.

6/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1992 (USA) See more »

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