Star Trek: The Next Generation

“Coming of Age”

Episode Number19 (1.19)
Production Number119
Original Airdate12-Mar-1988
TeleplaySandy Fries
DirectorMichael Vejar
Admiral Quinn and Lt Cmdr. Remmick board the Enterprise

While Wesley competes for a Starfleet Academy opening on Relva VII, Captain Picard is investigated by Starfleet Admiral Quinn and Lt. Cmdr. Remmick from the Office of the Inspector General.

Guest Cast

Robert Schenkkan (Lt. Cmdr. Dexter Remmick)
Ward Costello (Admiral Gregory Quinn)
John Putch (Mordock)
Robert Ito (Lt. Chang)
Stephen Gregory (Jake Kurland)
Tasia Valenza (T'Shanik)
Estee Chandler (Oliana Mirren)
Brendan McKane (Technician #1)
Wyatt Knight (Technician #2)
Daniel Riordan (Rondon)

  • There is only one available opening to the Academy from the testing facility on Relva VII. Mordock receives the highest score; Wesley comes in second. Captain Picard admits to Wesley that he was not accepted the first time he applied.
  • Mordock becomes the first Benzite admitted into Starfleet Academy.
  • Remmick tells Picard he wants to serve on the Enterprise when his current duty assignment ends. Picard thinks not.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Remmick and Admiral Quinn return in the episode "Conspiracy".
  • Admiral Quinn offers Picard a promotion to Admiral and a posting as the Commandant of Starfleet Academy. (Picard declines.)