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.

Cast & Crew

Patrick Stewart
Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton
Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Gates McFadden
Dr. Beverly Crusher
Michael Dorn
Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton
Wesley Crusher
Colm Meaney
Chief Miles O'Brien
Gabriel Damon
Jeremy Aster
Susan Powell
Lt. Marla Aster
Gene Roddenberry
Executive Producer
Rick Berman
Executive Producer
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