The Bonding
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3

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Archaeologist Marla Aster (Susan Powell) is killed during an away team investigation of a deserted planet. Feeling responsible for her death, Lt. Worf tries to offer solace to Marla's now-orphaned young son Jeremy (Gabriel Damon). Things take a bizarre turn when Marla suddenly reappears right before Jeremy's eyes, leading to an amazing revelation about the long-dead civilization Marla had been investigating. Written by Ronald D. Moore, "The Bonding" first aired October 28, 1989.


Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Susan Powell
as Lt. Marla Aster
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Gabriel Damon
as Jeremy Aster
Gates McFadden
as Dr. Beverly Crusher
Colm Meaney
as Miles O'Brien
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Katherine `Kate' Pulaski
Michelle Forbes
as Ens. Ro Laren
Patti Yasutake
as Dr. Elissa Ogawa
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