Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 13

Homeward (15 Jan. 1994)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 658 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

In an effort to preserve a race of people on a planet being bombarded by storms that would kill them, Worf's foster brother violates the Prime Directive, leaving the Enterprise crew in a difficult position.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 3456 titles
created 17 Oct 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 697 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Homeward" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Homeward (15 Jan 1994)

Homeward (15 Jan 1994) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
« Previous Episode | 164 of 176 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edward Penn ...
Susan T. Collins ...
Tarrana (as Susan Christy)
...
Edit

Storyline

The Enterprise answers a distress call from Worf's older, willful foster-brother Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko (cultural observer on Barral 2), about sudden atmospheric dissipation which may render the Enterprise inhabitable in hours. In Picard's failed attempt to stop the apocalyptic phenomenon and save the primitive culture, he broke the Federation's prime directive of non-intervention in natural development. Worf is furious to discover that Nicolai has secretly transported a village to their simulation of caves inside the holodeck, but Picard grudgingly accepts his plan to transport them to a comparable M-class planet as new home. However Gordie has a hard time keeping the holodeck running because of plasmodic interference-caused damage, so Worf joins Nicolai as 'seer' with supernatural powers, and discovers Nicolai has another close tie with a Borallan. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1994 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Sorvino's request to appear on the series came just as the role of Nikolai was set to be cast. Producers immediately felt that Sorvino was an actor who best embodied what they were looking for in the character. See more »

Quotes

Dobara: [about Nikolai] He is a brave and compassionate man, and I love him. Please, go to him. Make things right between you. I want us to be a family.
Lieutenant Worf: "Us"?
Dobara: Yes. I want you to consider yourself my brother. After all...
[she takes Worf's hand and places it on her belly]
Dobara: ...you're going to be the uncle of my child.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Inferior Episode
12 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paul Sorvino guest stars, playing Worf's dangerously careless brother, Nikolai (born of two human parents). He has embedded himself with a group of people whose planet is doomed. They have taken refuge underground, but their days are numbered. Because of the prime directive, Picard refuses Nikolai's request to save them. Brother decides to go it on his own, using the Holodeck as a holding place, causing these people to believe they have not left their planet. To get to the point, he forces Picard, et. al., to search for a planet that can sustain them. They will then be beamed down as they sleep. There is a slip up when one of them escapes the Holodeck and must be dealt with appropriately. This is such a hare-brained scheme to start with that it really pushes the limits of reality (even for science fiction).


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did Klingons steal Warp Drive technology instead of inventing it? Matthew7819
What was with Rikers beard and Word having long hair? Matthew7819
10 Years with no Star Trek Series! grauhase
Could they survive? hardkaneda
Relics: Old dogs, and new Tricks. laclone
Would Q be powerless against the Prophets/Wormhole Aliens from DS9? Matthew7819
Discuss Homeward (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page