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Star trek: The next generation 1.10a - Coming of age

Stardate 41416.2
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Episode propaganda

The Enterprise is orbiting Relva VII, where Wesley is to take his entrance exams to Starfleet Academy along with Human Oliana Mirren (Estee Chandler), Vulcan T'Shanik (Tasia Valenza) and Benzite Mordock (John Putch).

Meanwhile, Picard is visited by his old friend Admiral Gregory Quinn (Ward Costello). When Quinn arrives he is deadly serious and instructs his aide, Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick (Robert Schenkkan), to find out exactly what is wrong on the Enterprise...

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Stewart .... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes .... Commander Will Riker
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Brent Spiner .... Lieutenant Commander Data
  • Gates McFadden .... Commander Doctor Beverly Crusher
  • Marina Sirtis .... Lieutenant Commander Counsellor Deanna Troi
  • LeVar Burton .... Commander Geordi La Forge
  • Wil Wheaton .... Wesley Crusher
  • Denise Crosby .... Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Estee Chandler .... Oliana Mirren
  • Tasia Valenza .... T'Shanik
  • John Putch .... Mordock
  • Ward Costello .... Admiral Gregory Quinn
  • Robert Schenkkan .... Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick
  • Stephen Gregory .... Jake Kurland
  • Robert Ito .... Tactical Officer Chang
  • Brendan McKane .... Technician
  • Wyatt Knight .... Technician
  • Daniel Riordan .... Rondon
  • Sandy Fries .... Screenwriter
  • Mike Vejar .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

So that's how you get into Starfleet!

Or not, as the case is in this case. How much better must the Federation education system be if 15-year-old boys are able to throw out the answer to Hyper Space Physics tests? It's so cool. Envious Trekkie Delusional Syndrome rears its ugly head yet again.

On the other side of the coin, the whole investigation of Picard is intense but ultimately limp. Nothing happens, no-one has any great revelations, nothing changes. It's a good thing that I'm not linear because I can tell you now (or is it then?) that despite the flaccid nature of this B-story it is a set-up for a future episode, Conspiracy, and that makes it good because long-range tactical planning is a good thing. It gives you a bigger reward if you've been paying attention.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now

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