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From: Colin H
Ah, tis the episode when we find out Klingon children are just as whiny as human children, albeit that they do it with honour and ridges. I can see Frakes sitting in his directors chair saying “roll cameras, action and whine.” Sadly we only see this incarnation of Alexander once, Frakes thinks it was because he didn’t play him with much Klingon leanings. Well of course he didn’t he was asked to whine, not shine. The roll of Alexander seems to be cursed. Bonsall who took over the roll was a precious child actor who thought he was the bees knees. Sure he had won several awards for his acting, but the TNG cast thought he was a major Diva. Then like a lot of child actors, booze took its toll when he left acting to be in a band. He then had multiple run ins with the law including charges for assault and kidnapping. The joy of making money for your parents to spend. The fight scene at the end as with all fight scenes does make me ponder a few things, Klingons tend to twirl the bat’leth around a lot when wielding it, have they not seen raiders of the lost ark? Someone could just shoot them while they are doing all that. Also this is the only time we see a Klingon use a sword. I can only assume that after Duras died using said sword, Klingons then thought. “Well fuck! that didn’t work, I’ll stick to my bat’leth.” Now let’s reverse to the start when a Vor’cha class battle cruiser (incidentally the first time it is seen) decloaks in front of the federation flagship. What no shields automatically coming on, no “holy shit where did that come from!” Not even a “well you called have called first instead of showing up unannounced.” Oh no, nothing! Still as Khan said “we are all one big happy fleet.” Right up to the point when a Klingon can beam onto your ship and commit murder, closely followed by another Klingon beaming off to take revenge. I mean I know O’Brien is probably bored shitless in the transporter room, but he doesn’t seem to even ask why all these Klingons are coming and going. I guess his just glad of something to do. Speaking off Klingons Worfs “chair” was the command chair used in Haven. I’m guessing it cost a lot and so they needed to find a use for it. Now there’s a major moment in this episode when K'Ehleyr dies, this is pivotal to Worf and his son both now and in future episodes, but is she dead? I mean when Worf is lowering her to the floor she opens her eyes to see where she is heading and lowers her arm to soften the landing. Also she is facing one way when laid down, but another way when Worf makes Alexander look at her. Meaning she moved. Ah don’t worry Alexander mommy isn’t really dead, she’s just fed up with all your whining and so is getting rid of you to your dad. After all she’s got to go and lay a Q and then be painted Blue for Enterprise. She’s to busy to be mom. Live long and podcast Colin