When the Bough Breaks
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Episode:  18     Airdate:  February 15, 1988
Home Soil
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Episode:  17     Airdate:  February 22, 1988
Coming of Age
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Episode:  19     Airdate:  March 14, 1988
Heart of Glory
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Episode:  20     Airdate:  March 21, 1988

Catalog Number 15692-5
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued March 26, 2002
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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17 5.78 mb/s 8 45min 30sec
19 5.63 mb/s 8 45min 28sec
20 6.00 mb/s 8 45min 30sec

When the Bough Breaks
Directed by Kim Manners
Written by Hannah Louise Shearer
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Denise Crosby
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Stars Jerry Hardin
Brenda Strong
Jandi Swanson
Paul Lambert
Ivy Bethune
Stardate 41509.1
The Enterprise accidentally discovers Aldea, a utopian world hidden behind a sophisticated shielding device. After initial contact is made, tragedy strikes when several children disappear from the Enterprise, Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) among them.

The crew is shocked when the Aldeans reveal that they are responsible for this heinous crime. Having lost their ability to reproduce, the Aldeans need the children to perpetuate their dying race. As Picard struggles to find a method of penetrating the planet's shield, Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) discovers the Aldeans suffer from radiation poisoning which is slowly destroying the planet's atmosphere. Can the starship crew rescue its children from a dying planet?


Home Soil
Directed by Corey Allen
Teleplay by Robert Sabaroff
Story by Karl Geurs & Ralph Sanchez and Robert Sabaroff
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Denise Crosby
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Stars Walter Gotell
Elizabeth Lindsey
Gerard Prendergast
Stardate 41463.9
At the Federation's request, an Enterprise away team beams down to Velara III to observe a group of terraformers, scientists who are working to generate life-forms on the barren planet. But when a terraformer engineer is killed in a bizarre accident, the starship team begins to suspect a destructive presence at work.

Data (Brent Spiner) and Geordi (LeVar Burton) discover a microscopic inorganic life-form, the Microbrain, that seems to be trying to communicate. Once on board the Enterprise, the Microbrain reveals that the terraformers' work has been killing the Microbrain's species. Now the Microbrain has declared war on the terraformers and the Enterprise.


Coming of Age
Directed by Michael Vejar
Written by Sandy Fries
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Denise Crosby
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Stars Ward Costello
Robert Schenkkan
John Putch
Robert Ito
Stephen Gregory
Tasia Valenza
Stardate 41416.2
When a brash Starfleet commander (Robert Schenkkan) boards the Enterprise to conduct a top-secret investigation, Riker (Jonathan Frakes) gets the impression that he is the subject of the inquiry. But after Riker hears the investigator asking crew members about Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart), he realizes it is the captain's competency that is under question.

While Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) takes the grueling Starfleet Academy entrance exam that may launch his Starfleet career, Picard struggles to defend his reputation and keep the command of his starship.


Heart of Glory
Directed by Rob Bowman
Teleplay by Maurice Hurley
Story by Maurice Hurley and Herbert Wright & D.C. Fontana
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Denise Crosby
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Stars Vaughn Armstrong
Charles H. Hyman
David Froman
Stardate 41503.7
Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn) is torn between his loyalty to Starfleet and his Klingon heritage in this thrilling Next Generation adventure!

After the Enterprise rescues a group of Klingons from their disabled ship, Picard (Patrick Stewart) receives a transmission alerting him that the men are wanted fugitives. Before the captain can respond, one of the Klingons has taken over engineering and threatens to destroy the starship.

When Worf confronts his fellow Klingon, the criminal appeals to Worf's warrior instincts and begs the lieutenant to join his terrorist cause. Now Worf must decide whether to save the Enterprise...or destroy it.


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