"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Birthright: Part 1 (TV Episode 1993) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • While the Enterprise helps repair Cardassian damages to space station Deep Space Nine, Worf is offered coordinates by a Eurydian who claims his father didn't die in the battle of Kitomir decades ago but is still in a Romulan prison camp. Initially he refuses to consider his family could thus be dishonored for three generations, but changes his mind after talking to Troi and Data consulting him about the importance of one's father after a serious accidental plasma shock during an experiment with an alien device Geordi and the android helped brilliant station scientist Dr. Julian Bashir perform caused Data to have a vision staging his creator, Dr. Noonien Soong, which he is unable to understand even happening, even less the meaning. When the shock is recreated under controlled conditions, Soong explains the possibilities of dreams and the technological riddle is explained as a surprising humanizing design feature. Meanwhile Worf has forced the Eurydian to bring him to the predator-infested forest surrounding the Romulan camp, but on arrival discovers it's not the kind of hellhole he expected.

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • The Enterprise puts into space station Deep Space Nine. Data meets Dr. Julian Bashir from the station who has found an alien device he wants to test. During the test, Data receives an electric shock and while he is completely shut down, Data has what appears to be a dream. Trying to investigate what the "dream" might mean, he concludes that the only way to discover what actually happened is to recreate the accident. Meanwhile, Worf receives the disturbing news that his father may actually have survived the massacre at Kitomer and been held prisoner by the Romulans in a prison camp for decades. Taking a leave of absence from Starfleet, he sets out and finds the planet where the camp is supposed to be and begins to search for his father.

    - Written by maestro-1


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