Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 6 Episode 16

Birthright (1)

Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1993 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • As Bashir is leaving at the end of the episode, you can see that he is wearing white tennis shoes, rather than the regulation black boots that he wears the rest of the episode.

    • When Data is hit by the power from the alien device the second time the camera zooms in on his face. The interface cable that was previously attached to his head is gone, later when he wakes back up, the cable is reattached.

    • If Bashir wasn't allowed to use the sickbay equipment, why did the sickbay staff let him use it? Are we to assume that there was no one on duty in sickbay? (Crusher was down on DS9) It sure seems that sickbay is left unattended a lot!

    • When Data is sent to stop Dr. Bashir from using sickbay equipment, he immediately offers to help him with his experiment, suggesting they should bring it to engineering-- but isn't Data on duty?

  • Quotes

    • Worf: What is this?
      Geordi: Pasta al fiorella. One of my favorites. Don't worry, you're gonna love it. You know, I really want to take a look at those Ktaran antiques. I understand they've got a 21st-century plasma coil in almost perfect condition.
      (tasting the pasta and pushing the plate away) I'll have to talk to Chief O'Brien about these replicators. Worf, I don't see how you can eat that stuff. It tastes like liquid polymer.
      Worf: Delicious.

  • Notes

    • Dr. Julian Bashir (Siddig El Fadil) is one of only four characters to appear on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine before appearing on this series. The other three are Quark (Armin Shimerman), Gul Evek (Richard Poe) and Admiral Chekote (Bruce Gray).

    • This is the only episode of any Star Trek series in which Morn (Mark Allen Shepherd) appears but Quark (Armin Shimerman) does not.

    • Alexander Siddig crosses over in his role of Dr. Bashir from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

  • Allusions