Date: March 4, 2020
Season 1, Episode 19
Setting the Stage: I watched this episode via Netflix while eating a wonderful steak dinner. I did the happiest happy dance I could, given my level of exhaustion, that I was going to get some more Worf in this episode! Zoom was on one side of the husband, Tempura was on the other, and I was jealous that I wasn’t on the couch sharing in all the puppy and kitty cuddles. I also watched about half of the next episode, but I didn’t really sleep last night and am super tired, so that will have to wait until tomorrow. Next week is Spring Break and I’m sure I’ll zoom ahead (no pun intended) in between all of the work I have to do. Tonight’s Trek writing music is the Fantastical Symphony by Berlioz.
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Yar: It looked like Korris was going to hold that little girl as a hostage.
Worf: That is not our way. Cowards take hostages. Klingons do not.Worf setting the record straight.
Worf: You have talked of glory and of conquest and legends we will write.
Korris: Yes, the birthright of every Klingon.
Worf: Yet in all you say, where are the words duty, honor, loyalty? Without which a warrior is nothing.Worf setting the record straight, for the second time in the same episode.
The Enterprise is looking into a disturbance in the Neutral Zone where they encounter a floating vessel. La Forge, Data, and Riker beam over and they try the visual transmitter so everyone can see what LaForge sees. They maneuver through the ship and Data goes ahead to find the survivors, three Klingons. They all manage to be beamed off the ship just as it explodes. Two of the Klingons try to explain what happened but something is off about their story. The third Klingon has severe injuries, dies, and the two remaining Klingons and Worf do some some screaming. Worf explains some of his background, he was adopted, and the surviving Klingons share that they hate the peace treaty and feels it limits them as warriors. Another Klingon ship approaches and their captain explains that the two Klingons are actually renegades and criminals.
Worf asks to address the Klingon captain but is unsuccessful in his plea. The two Klingon prisoners break out and kill some yellow shirts (ugh, that has an awful ring to it) and one of the Klingons is killed. Korris, the remaining Klingon, escapes to engineering where Picard and Worf follow. Worf tries to talk down Korris and eventually defeats and him. Worf does a very excellent scream after Korris dies, Chekov should take some notes.
A few things about this episode, but only a few because my brain is fried. I absolutely LOVED learning more about Worf and more about the Klingons. I absolutely hated how Yar and some of the others were suddenly racist against the Klingons and said “Klingon” like it was a dirty word. I get that the Klingons and the Federation were enemies but you’ve been at peace for a while now, get over it! Worf certainly acts as a model Klingon and model Federation officer, and I commend him. Korris got a little dramatic and erratic at the end, where did he think he was going to escape to? The episode seemed to have a lot of filler in it, and that I was disappointed in. I asked for more Worf and I got him in spades, but I certainly want more and would have liked a bit better of an episode. I didn’t hate this episode, but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. In fact, I think this episode deserves the 6 of spades as part of a pocket pair.