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Sons Of Mogh 

Worf's brother Kurn asks him to perform a death rite to regain his lost honor. Meanwhile, Kira and O'Brien investigate Klingon activity near the Bajoran border.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Capt. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Cmdr. Worf
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Cmdr. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Tony Todd ... Kurn
Robert DoQui ... Noggra
Dell Yount ... Tilikia
D. Elliot Woods ... Klingon Officer (as Elliot Woods)


Worf hasn't heard anything from his brother Kurn since Chancellor Gowron brought the glory days of the House of Mogh to an end. All of the sudden, he arrives on the station and asks Worf to perform the Mauk-to'Vor ritual. He wants to regain his honor in the next life. Since suicide is out of the question, Kurn believes only Worf is capable of giving him his honor back by killing him. Meanwhile, Kira and O'Brien are on their way home. Near the Bajoran border, they are startled by a sudden high energy discharge. It looks like a cloaked ship exploded, but there's no debris. When the two want to take a closer look, a Klingon warship stops them. They claim to be conducting military exercises. Kira doesn't trust it, neither does Sisko. He gives permission to take the Defiant for a better look. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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First appearance of the runabout Yukon, replacing the Orinoco, which was sabotaged and destroyed in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Our Man Bashir (1995). See more »


Kurn's prosthetic nose comes loose from his Kingon make-up. When he talks in the infirmary, you can see it wiggle freely. See more »


Lt. Commander Worf: Kurn, where have you been? It has been four months since your last message.
Kurn: I've been overseeing the end of a once proud house. Perhaps you've heard of it. It was called the House of Mogh.
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One of the best, and saddest episodes of any Star trek.
11 February 2020 | by mhorg2018See all my reviews

With Worfs refusal to side with Gowron in the changeling infused war with the Romulans and the breaking of the khitomer treaty, once again the house of Mogh is on the outs with the Klingon empire. Kurn arrives, looking to die to erase his dishonor. As usual with DS9, unlike most of the other Star Treks, there is no easy answer. Klingons have their way, the federation has theirs, and rarely do they meet. Each person who watches this episode has to make up their own minds about it. For me, it's a ten across the board.

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