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Firstborn 

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 ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander 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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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joel Swetow had previously appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary (1993) as Cardassian Gul Jasad. 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 »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Great Episode
9 January 2019 | by chefmarty-87249See all my reviews

Dont understans why this episode got a 6.1, its a good one. James Sloyan is a great actor. Always watch this one.


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