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In an effort to help him accept his Klingon heritage, Worf and his son, Alexander, attend an ancient Klingon ceremony.

Director:

Jonathan West

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), René Echevarria (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
James Sloyan ... K'Mtar
Brian Bonsall ... Alexander Rozhenko
Gwynyth Walsh ... B'Etor
Barbara March ... Lursa
Joel Swetow ... Yog
Colin Mitchell Colin Mitchell ... Gorta
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Michael Danek Michael Danek ... Singer
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Storyline

Worf is worried when his pre-teen son Alexander, at the age to commit to becoming a warrior, refuses the ceremony. Picard grants him a visit to a Klingon outpost, where the boy gets a taste for Klingon fight training. They also become the target of a murder attempt, which K'Mtar, a trusted adviser of Worf's House, ascribes to the surviving sisters of the House of Duras, who are tracked down, involved in illegal mining, but deny and suggest a mystery killer. K'Mtar fails to convince Alexander or Worf that the boy should enroll in a Klingon school to get rid of his human moralism. The truth is about a spectacular assumed identity. Written by KGF Vissers

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

23 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This takes place in 2370. See more »

Goofs

On the Klingon colony, Alexander asks Worf for money. The Federation supposedly has no money. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lieutenant Worf: As time passes, a boy inevitably becomes a man. But what is not inevitable is that a man become a warrior. A warrior must be forged like a sword, tempered by... by...
Lieutenant Worf: [remembers] Tempered by experience.
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Connections

References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Prologue (1993) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Sort of Interesting Klingon Stuff
17 October 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Worf seems to never have made a commitment to his role as security officer. He has exhibited great distress over his connection to his son, who looks totally Klington but is pretty much basking in his white genes. He is a resistant little guy and Worf has designs for him to be a warrior. As the episode moves along, Alexander begins to become enthralled with Klingon stuff, but when push comes to shove, he moves back to his less aggressive self. This whole warrior thing and dying with honor seems sort of archaic, almost mythological in scope. A stranger enters the lives of the two and begins to bang the drum for Alexander to embrace his Klingon being, even suggesting that he go to a Klingon prep school (I wonder if they wear blazers). There is much more to this, however, and it ends on an interesting note. We also get to see the tussle between Worf's warrior side and the tender side of his role as father.


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