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  • 9.0

    Daring Departure

    By Celedorian, Dec 19, 2011

    With a story more reminiscent of sci fi literature than sci fi television, "Family" was a ratings flop. The episode, however, is a gem that has so much heart, it's successful despite its lack of aliens and danger. Featuring a star studded cast (notably Jeremy Kemp, Samantha Eggar, Theodore Bikel, and Georgia Brown) and an A,B,C story structure, the episode has a unique feel and serves as the perfect followup to the action-packed "Best of Both Worlds" two parter.

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  • 8.0

    funny and not so much

    By dancerboy411, Jun 02, 2011

    I was greatly entertained by Worf's dealings with his parents. It is fun to see how he reacts like an embarressed highschooler with them around.



    We also get to see some of Picard's flaws while with his brother, although it gets quite a bit overly dramatic. My favorite part of this thread is his nephew who he calls 'Uncle'. It's a cute relationship.



    I can't imagine this episode being of interest to anyone but a hardcore fan wanting some backstory. The placement is interesting. We go from the epic battle with the Borg and probably some of the best work in the series, to this slow, plodding, uneventful episode. I understand WHY they would make that choice... giving viewers an emotional break.moreless

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  • 9.5

    The title says it all. The whole crew is on shore leave while the enterprise is being repaired at the Mckinley station. Worf visits with his human parents. Picard beams down to earth to his old family stomping grounds. Picture this Picard's family owns a

    By Pink_Floyd_AL, Mar 26, 2011

    The title says it all. The whole crew is on shore leave while the enterprise is being repaired at the Mckinley station. Worf visits with his human parents. Picard beams down to earth to his old family stomping grounds. Picture this Picard's family owns a vineyard. Since his father passed away Robert his oldest brother runs it. He seems like the bully type. Now his his brother Rene is the underwater adventurer. Jean Luc and Robert have a brotherly fight. They make up. Jean Luc feels like the borg stole everything from him. I rate this family one a 9.5.moreless

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