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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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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. Commander Data
Georgia Brown ... Helena Rozhenko
Brian Bonsall ... Alexander Rozhenko
Richard McGonagle ... Dr. Ja'Dar
Jennifer Edwards Jennifer Edwards ... Ms. Kyle
Sheila Franklin Sheila Franklin ... Ensign Felton
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)
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Storyline

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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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1992 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The statue of Kahless and Morath seen in Worf's quarters was previously seen in the episodes "Peak Performance" and "Reunion" and later appeared in "Cost of Living", "Parallels", and "Firstborn". See more »

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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

Helena Rozhenko: Alexander is a, is a fine boy, Worf. He's, he's smart and he's high-spirited, a lot like you were at that age. And sometimes, when he comes running through the house, then he knocks over that big green lamp, just like you used to do.
Lieutenant Worf: I don't remember you smiling when I knocked over that lamp.
Helena Rozhenko: Well, maybe once, when you weren't looking.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Reunion (1990) 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 MartinHaferSee 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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