Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 11

Hero Worship

Aired Unknown Jan 27, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (5)

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  • Data and his junior android apprentice

    Patrick Stewart's second turn in the director's chair gives us a "Data and the kid" episode that builds up a mediocre mystery. But that's not really the point of the story; the idea of Data bonding with a child is the heart of this one. And while the episode doesn't work as well here as second season's "Pen Pals", "Hero Worship" does serve as an inoffensive filler episode for the fifth season, with some nice (if subdued) performances from Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis. (Sadly, the news that Gene Roddenberry had died was broken to the cast and crew while this episode was being filmed.)