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Star trek: The next generation 1.10b - Heart of glory

Stardate around 41700
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Episode propaganda

The Enterprise detects signs of a battle in the Romulan border and investigates, finding a drifting Talarian ship, the Batris.

Three Klingons are rescued from the engineering section just before the ship explodes: Korris (Vaughn Armstrong), Konmel (Charles H Hyman) and Kunivas (Robert Bauer), who is badly injured. They claim to have been passengers on the vessel which was attacked by the Ferengi, whom they destroyed.

But then the bridge detects a Klingon ship coming into the area, the captain, K'nera (David Froman), demanding the return of Korris and the others as criminals intent on ending the Klingon-UFP alliance...

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Stewart .... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes .... Commander Will Riker
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Brent Spiner .... Lieutenant Commander Data
  • Gates McFadden .... Commander Doctor Beverly Crusher
  • Marina Sirtis .... Lieutenant Commander Counsellor Deanna Troi
  • LeVar Burton .... Commander Geordi La Forge
  • Wil Wheaton .... Wesley Crusher
  • Denise Crosby .... Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Vaughn Armstrong .... Korris
  • Charles H Hyman .... Konmel
  • Robert Bauer .... Kunivas
  • David Froman .... K'nera
  • Brad Zerbst .... Medical Technician
  • Dennis Madalone .... Ramos
  • Herbert Wright .... Storywriter
  • DC Fontana .... Storywriter
  • Maurice Hurley .... Storywriter, Screenwriter
  • Robert Bowman .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

If a Klingon dies in a forest and there's no-one around to yell, does he still go to Sto-vo-kor?

Heart of glory is both a Klingon expository episode and Michael Dorn's turn in the spotlight. Both goals are met.

The Klingon death cry is new piece of history created brand spanking new for your entertainment but it is thoroughly in keeping with the tradition of Klingons as a species of warriors. It's also cool as hell. Mmmmrrrwwwaaaaauughhhhh!

[The testosterone level in the room just went up a thousand units - Director of Intelligence.]

Michael, however, also has to play this general Klingon butchness off against the civilised veneer of Starfleet/Federation respectability. Only it's not a veneer; Worf is a man in balance. A wild beast who goes hunting in the night and an honourable Starfleet officer, a fully functional Klingon warrior and a federated diplomat. Even though other episodes tend to focus on the former rather than the latter, this episode shoes you what's really going on.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now

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