Stardate 45376.3: The Enterprise is participating in a test of a new method of propulsion that would render warp engines obsolete by generating a wave that a starship would “ride” like a surfboard. While preparing for the test, Worf receives a message from Helena that she and Worf’s son have come to visit. When they beam aboard, Alexander believes that he is staying on the Enterprise, and Helena tells Worf that Alexander has been disobedient and even untruthful, which is proven when, after enrolling in the ship’s school, he steals a model on a field trip. Picard orders part of the ship to be evacuated after a freak accident with the propulsion experiment, but he and Worf discover that Alexander, once again in defiance of Worf’s instructions, has gone to that section of the ship.
teleplay by Grant Rosenberg
story by Sara Charno & Stuart Charno
directed by Robert Scheerer
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Georgia Brown (Helena Rozhenko), Brian Bonsall (Alexander), Richard McGonagle (Dr. Ja’Dar), Jennifer Edwards (Mrs. Kyle), Sheila Franklin (Ensign), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green