Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 11

Parallels (27 Nov. 1993)

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On his return from a bat'leth competition in the Klingon Empire, Worf finds himself shifting realities where events and details are in a constant state of flux and only he is aware of the changes.



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Lieutenant Worf proudly returns, by shuttle, from a holiday in the Klingon Empire as winner of a battle tournament. Back on the Enterprise nothing is normal, and everything keeps changing repeatedly. He's convinced it's not his memory. He finds himself promoted to XO and married to Deanna, with two children (instead of Alexander), but unable to work the command console during a battle with the Cardassians - a situation that never took place, even their empire is taken over. After analyzing Geordi was in all the subsequent transition scenes, standing at his autopsy, Data works out a quantum physics answer. This spells huge potential consequences, not just for Worf but for the whole ship, and even much more. Written by KGF Vissers

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The communicator badges used for the reality where Riker is Captain and Worf is First Officer are the exact same badges that were used for the future scenes in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future Imperfect (1990). See more »


When Captain Picard from Worf's Enterprise responds to Captain Riker's Enterprise, you can see Worf in the background at his station. See more »


[first lines]
Lieutenant Worf: Personal log, stardate 47391.2 - I am returning from the bat'leth competition on Forcas III. The conditions were difficult. Several contestants were maimed, but... I was triumphant. I won Champion Standing. I am looking forward to resuming my duties aboard the Enterprise. However, I am anticipating a troubling situation.
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Referenced in The Young and the Restless: Episode #1.9077 (2009) See more »


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That's Worf All Over!
12 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a highly entertaining episode. It accomplishes two things. First of all, there is the matter of time distortion and parallel universes. Secondly, there is the human (Klingon) development on board the ship. Worf has many lives, set in motion by random acts. He even has a marriage and children with Deanna Troi. Objects and events scatter about and he is the epicenter and the control in everything. Because of the open mindedness of the crew, he is able to at least get, what would seem a ludicrous theory, listened to. He has returned from a Klingon martial arts tournament, victorious, but in one scene, his trophy for first place morphs into one for ninth place. What I found most entertaining is that I hadn't seen this condition before and the conclusion is quite acceptable. Michael Dorn as Worf does a nice job as the focus of this episode.

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