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Heart of Glory 

The Enterprise searches for answers as to why three Klingon warriors were the only survivors aboard a freighter just inside the Neutral Zone which was seemingly attacked by a Ferengi ship.


Rob Bowman


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Maurice Hurley (teleplay by) | 7 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi (credit only)
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher (credit only)
Vaughn Armstrong ... Cmdr. Korris
Charles Hyman Charles Hyman ... Lt. Konmel (as Charles H. Hyman)
David Froman David Froman ... Cmdr. K'Nera
Robert Bauer ... Kunivas
Brad Zerbst Brad Zerbst ... Nurse
Dennis Madalone Dennis Madalone ... Ramos


The Enterprise responds to a disturbance in the neutral zone with reports of a possible Romulan attack on a Talerian freighter. There is debris in the area and the freighter has obviously suffered some damage. On board, they find 3 Klingons with one of them seriously injured. The survivors are not very forthcoming about what happened on their ship nor how three Klingon warriors even ended up on a space freighter. After the injured Klingon dies, the remaining two try to recruit Worf to their cause by appealing to his Klingon heritage and pride. They tell him they were looking for a new world where they could be true Klingons and that the debris the Enterprise found was actually that of a Klingon battle cruiser they fought and destroyed. The Enterprise soon comes into contact with a second Klingon cruiser that wants the renegades arrested and turned over to them. Written by garykmcd

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Maurice Hurley thought that the episode was the closest experience he had on the show to directly placing his own personal philosophy into a script. He later credited fellow executive producer Rick Berman with helping to write the script, saying "When I had a problem, I could go in and we could sit there, close the door, yell and scream. I'd pace, he'd make suggestions. The two of us made stories work in that room that had to be shot within a couple of days. We were under enormous time pressure, and we were working hand in glove. We had a wonderful time, on that show, especially." See more »


When Data informs Picard that the energy residues might indicate that the Romulans are involved, Picard notes that they haven't heard about the Romulans in "a while". Yet in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Angel One, a potential battle with the Romulans is one of the secondary plot points. See more »


Captain Korris: To fit in, the Humans demand that you change the one thing that you cannot change. But because you cannot, you do. That, too, is the mark of a warrior. You said I mock you. I do not. I salute you!
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No Wesley! !
19 August 2019 | by TimothynorrisSee all my reviews

Fairly decent episode, and no annoying Wesley. Further, no Troi, all the better .

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19 March 1988 (USA) See more »

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