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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Much of the lore of Kahless revealed here originated from dialogue cut for time from "Birthright, Part II". See more »

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When Kahless walks into the holodeck to meet Gowron, when the holodeck door closes (off-screen) the wrong door sound effect is heard. The sound effect heard is the "whish" sound associated with cabin and turbolift doors, not the sound associated with the much larger cargo bay and holodeck doors. See more »

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Kahless: I am Kahless. And I have returned.
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References Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Klingon lore
3 October 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

When the character of Worf was created for TNG we got to learn a great deal of Klingon culture and lore and they became three dimensional for viewers. On the original Star Trek this was just a group that liked to fight and kill. Worf as played by Michael Dorn is presented here and on Deep Space Nine as a model Klingon.

Gene Roddenberry seems to have borrowed from the Japanese warrior tradition and samurai culture in creating the Klingons. The first several emperors were mythological beings until archaeological evidence proves otherwise. The fist Japanese emperor a guy named Jimmu Tenno came directly from the sun.

They have an emperor too who was thought semi-divine. Worf on a pilgrimage to a planet thought sacred in the Klingon tradition runs into a reincarnated flesh and blood version of Kahless the first Klingon emperor of whom it was prophesied he'd return to life from the place he went to die.

This is all not sitting well with the current head of the Klingon High Council Gowron. Robert O'Reilly making one of his appearances as Gowron sees insurrection and he wants to stop it.

The solution for all this is a simple one. But I won't reveal. Kevin Conway plays Kahless a Klingon in whom a lot of hopes and dreams are vested.


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