Worf is surprised to see his son Alexander as a new crew member on General Martok's Bird-of-Prey. Much to his dismay, the boy soon becomes the ship's fool when he exhibits poor fighting skills and falls for a battle simulation running on the bridge that he thinks is an authentic Dominion attack. The two have an argument about Worf trying to get rid of Alexander like he were still a kid. But then the Jem'Hadar actually attack, and Alexander proves himself worthy when he successfully repairs a plasma leak. Like his father before, Alexander is accepted into the House of Martok.
Errors and Explanations
- Keith Alan Morgan on Friday, April 30, 1999 - 6:43 am: Boy those Klingon children sure do grow up fast. I believe Alexander's birth date was given as 43205 and while a Stardate hasn't been given since In the Cards (50929.4), the Stardates of Voyager episodes indicate that it should be 51 something something something. Although, later it is stated that it has been 5 years since Worf saw Alexander so the Stardate is at least 52779.4, 5 years since Firstborn. However, the next episode has Stardates of 51144.2 and 51149.5, which means that Worf hasn't seen Alexander for about 3 to 3 and a third years. (But maybe Alexander was going by Klingon years instead?) Matthias Roth on Sunday, May 02, 1999 - 3:42 pm: The 5 vs. 3.3 years thingy correspondends with the 1500 vs. 1000 years from Rightful Heir. Maybe the Klingon year is really shorter? Ratbat on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 11:16 pm:I think if they'd just come clean and have Alexander the result of Worf's and K'ehleyr's *first* affair (five or six years before NextGen began), all of his many age problems would be solved. Sven of Nine on Sunday, September 09, 2001 - 1:41 am: Perhaps it's a combination of Klingon years being shorter and the Klingon physiology being hardier and more rugged than humans - they probably undergo a very quick growth spurt during puberty. :)
- So why didn't the Rozhenko's send Worf the news that his son had decided to become a Klingon warrior? dotter31 on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 1:18 pm: Perhaps they did, and Worf has not had time to read his messages during the war. Or perhaps there are communications restrictions preventing them from contacting him.
- Why is Kira so upset about the dress that the Gul Dukat sent her? Her regular uniform is far more revealing? Doug B. on Tuesday, August 06, 2002 - 4:01 pm: There's no problem with the dress. Her problem is that it's Dukat who gave it to her. She doesn't want anything to do with him. (I believe the quote is "The dress is fine. I don't like you." after Dukat asks her why she's returning it.)
- How come the cargo ships don't have cloaking devices? Wouldn't that be better than letting them be sitting ducks? dotter31 on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 1:18 pm: Well, we know Klingon passenger ships do at least sometimes (Rules of Engagement) so perhaps due to the war there are not enough cloaking devices to go around. Maybe some cargo ships have them, just not these ones? LUIGI NOVI (Lnovi) on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 3:45 pm: They also take up a lot of energy, IIRC, which may not be feasible for a cargo ship. Seniram 11:18, October 12, 2017 (UTC) They could also take up valuable cargo space.
- According to the startrek.com episode list, the provisional stardate for this episode is 51123.