The Enterprise responds to a disturbance in the neutral zone with reports of a possible Romulan attack on a Talerian freighter. There is debris in the area and the freighter has obviously suffered some damage. On board, they find 3 Klingons with one of them seriously injured. The survivors are not very forthcoming about what happened on their ship nor how three Klingon warriors even ended up on a space freighter. After the injured Klingon dies, the remaining two try to recruit Worf to their cause by appealing to his Klingon heritage and pride. They tell him they were looking for a new world where they could be true Klingons and that the debris the Enterprise found was actually that of a Klingon battle cruiser they fought and destroyed. The Enterprise soon comes into contact with a second Klingon cruiser that wants the renegades arrested and turned over to them. Written by
Did You Know?
Worf states that he was orphaned on the Khitomer outpost. This is the first mention of this location in Star Trek, but it was later used in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
(1991) as the site of the Khitomer Accords, which reconciled the Federation with the Klingon Empire. Fittingly, Michael Dorn
also appeared in that film, as Worf's grandfather. See more
When the Klingon vessel in within range, we hear Picard say 'Open frequencies', but his lips say something else just before the word frequencies. See more
[Picard sees Data through La Forge's VISOR
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
There's an aura around him.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge
Well, of course, he's an android.
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