Firstborn
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Episode:  173     Airdate:  April 25, 1994
Bloodlines
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Episode:  174     Airdate:  May 2, 1994
Emergence
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Episode:  175     Airdate:  May 9, 1994
Preemptive Strike
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Episode:  176     Airdate:  May 16, 1994

Catalog Number 06124-6
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued December 31, 2002
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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Firstborn
Directed by Jonathan West
Teleplay by Christopher Halton and Ronald D. Moore
Story by Mark Kalbfeld
Executive Producers Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars James Sloyan
Brian Bonsall
Gwynyth Walsh
Barbara March
Joel Swetow
Colin Mitchell and
Armin Shimerman as Quark
Stardate 47779.4
Worf (Michael Dorn) is shocked when his son Alexander (Brian Bonsall) refuses to participate in the First Rite of Ascension, a ceremony in which a young Klingon declares his intention to become a warrior. Hoping to help, Picard (Patrick Stewart) arranges for the Enterprise to stop at Maranga IV, where Worf and Alexander attend the festival of Kot'baval. Afterwards, they are attacked by three dagger-wielding assassins. Luckily, K'mtar (James Sloyan), a mysterious family friend, arrives to help. Back on the Enterprise, K'mtar offers to train Alexander to become a warrior. But when the crew uncovers new information about the previous day's attack, Worf confronts K'mtar and discovers a shocking secret about his first born son!

Bloodlines
Directed by Les Landau
Written by Nicholas Sagan
Executive Producers Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars Ken Olandt
Lee Arenberg
Peter Slutsker
Stardate 47829.1
Seeking to avenge the death of his son, DaiMon Bok (Lee Arenberg) contacts Picard (Patrick Stewart) and threatens to kill his son, Jason Vigo (Ken Olandt). Picard is unaware he had a son, but admits that he did have a relationship with Vigo's mother 24 years earlier. Since Jason is in danger regardless of his parentage, Picard sets course for Camor IV, where the young man lives. A genetic test verifies that Picard is Jason's father. Now the crew must track down the elusive Bok before he strikes. In a final bitter confrontation, Picard risks everything to save his son - but is he really his son?

Emergence
Directed by Cliff Bole
Teleplay by Joe Menosky
Story by Brannon Braga
Executive Producers Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars David Huddleston
Vinny Argiro
Thomas Kopache
Arlee Reed
Stardate 47869.2
After a series of malfunctions onboard the Enterprise, Picard (Patrick Stewart) orders an emergency core shutdown. But the ship's computer takes control of the propulsion system and narrowly avoids a disaster. An investigation reveals that the Enterprise somehow protected itself. When Data (Brent Spiner) discovers a complex neural network forming throughout the ship, he traces it to the Holodeck and concludes that the key to understanding the ship's "emerging intelligence" lies there. Inside the Holodeck, the crew realizes that the Enterprise is attempting to create a life form in Cargo Bay 5. Unfortunately, the process could exhaust the ships oxygen supply, killing everyone on board!

Preemptive Strike
Directed by Patrick Stewart
Teleplay by René Echevarria
Story by Naren Shankar
Executive Producers Rick Berman, Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren
John Franklyn-Robbins
Natalija Nogulich
William Thomas, Jr.
Shannon Cochran
Richard Poe
Stardate 47941.7
Newly promoted Lt. Ro Laren (Michelle Forbes) returns to the Enterprise and embarks on an undercover mission to infiltrate the Maquis. As a Bajoran, she is uncomfortable with the assignment, but accepts the mission out of loyalty to Picard (Patrick Stewart). Posing as a fugitive accused of killing a Cardassian, she joins the band of renegades and assists them as they prepare for a preemptive strike against some Cardassian smugglers. Having earned the Maquis' trust, Ro meets secretly with Picard and sets a trap to capture the entire group. But as the Federation ships close in for the kill, Ro is torn between here loyalty to Picard and her hatred of the Cardassians. Ultimately, she will have to make a choice.


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