Episode #110: New Ground

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Episode #110: New Ground

Post  BoG on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:16 pm


NEW GROUND - episode #10 of 5th season / Air Date: 1/19/92
written by Grant Rosenberg, Sara Charno, Stuart Charno; Directed by Robert Scheerer

ABOVE: Alexander tests his father's holo-program (in novice mode)

Around this time, the TNG show began to have more episodes which showcased how the Enterprise-D is manned by families (the next one also, Hero Worship). Some Trekkers behind-the-scenes frowned on how Worf had sent his son away to live with grandparents (back in Reunion) since the ship is geared towards families. So, they brought Alexander (Brian Bonsall) back and Worf has his hands full. Worf's foster mother (Georgia Brown) tells him that she's too old to handle Alexander; soon, Worf finds out what she means: Alexander is disobedient, lies and even steals Exclamation Is there no honor among Klingons anymore Question Evil or Very Mad
In a secondary plot, there is the test of the new Solitan Wave, which will make current warp drive tech obsolete. It doesn't go well. Towards the end, Alexander is trapped in a section of the ship which needs to be evacuated; he wanted to save some rare animals. This recalls the cliched 'going-back-for-a-pet' scene which has been overused in scripting. Overall, this switch to family-oriented themes in TNG never had chance to rise above the mediocre - it resembles an After-School Special too much and not what I watched the series for. BoG's Score: 6 out of 10


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