Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season 5, Episode 10
Original Air Date: December 30, 1991
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Alexander Rozhenko, Worf's son, comes to live aboard the Enterprise. Worf's parents have run out of steam trying to raise him on Earth. Predictably, our favorite security officer does not take easily to the demands of fatherhood. Meanwhile, a warp-propulsion experiment goes awry and an entire planet is at risk, our heroes along with it.
Sure, Wesley Crusher is annoying but the fan consensus is strong: Alexander is worse. Kid does nothing but whine and sulk. It's too bad because the Worf part of the story is genuinely interesting. Such is the way with pretty much all Alexander episodes: dad compelling, son annoying.
The best part of this installment is the return of Georgia Brown as Worf's mother, Helena.
Georgia Brown was born Lilian Claire Klot in London, October 21, 1933. She began her career as a nightclub singer and named herself after her two favorite songs: "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Georgia on My Mind." When a recording career failed to pan out, she found her way into musical theatre. Her breakthrough was the role of Nancy in Oliver!, a part she originated in both London and New York. For the latter, she received a Tony nomination.
Over the next three decades, she found ample screen and stage work on both sides of the Atlantic. Highlights included two highly acclaimed BBC mini-series, The Roads to Freedom and Shoulder to Shoulder. On Cheers, she played Madame Lazora, Carla's spiritual advisor, a role for which she got an Emmy nomination.
Sadly, Brown passed away just a few months after the airing of "New Ground."