Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 23

Rightful Heir (15 May 1993)

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After being involved with dereliction of duty, Worf is placed on leave and given time to get his personal affairs in order. In the process of doing so, he summons forth Kahless, the ancient... See full summary »



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After being involved with dereliction of duty, Worf is placed on leave and given time to get his personal affairs in order. In the process of doing so, he summons forth Kahless, the ancient Klingon whom the legends claim will bring the Klingon empire together as one, even though the ancient leader splits the Empire into two. Written by Moviedude1

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Koroth: So, here we are - on a world circling that distant point of light. It has been fifteen centuries since he made that promise, and still we wait. What are ten days in the life of one Klingon compared to that? Is the son of Mogh really so easily discouraged? You came to us seeking answers; but this is a place of questions. Open your heart to Kahless. Ask him your questions. Let him speak to you with your mind unclouded by doubt or hesitation. Only then can you find what you are looking for. If you...
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Klingon Fundamentalism
2 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an odd one. Worf is distracted because of another one of those Klingon times where he is having trouble doing his job. When Picard checks in with him, the Captain makes the decision to send his security officer to a planet where a council is meeting. We have heard there is a kind of Klingon Mohammed, Kehless, who is supposedly to return at some time to bring the Empire to greater heights. As Worf meditates, he suddenly sees the guy in the flesh. He has all the credentials as a DNA and brain analysis shows. He also has great knowledge of all the things he should. The kicker, however, is that when he engages with the head of the council, he is defeated, and Kahless would never be defeated. Now Worf, who has been taken in and defended the guy, is faced with a loss of faith. What can be done now? This man has the potential to bring the Empire into a new era, but he is really a fake. Not to mention that Gowren, the current leader is immersed in all his war-like glory and power. That's what this is all about. I don't know. It's awfully far- fetched in its presentation and a little too contrived.

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