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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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English | Klingon

Release Date:

19 March 1988 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Director Rob Bowman recalls, "It was a very late script that [co-executive producer] Maurice Hurley wrote in two days. I read it and was pretty blown away. That episode was, I think, one of the easiest of my shows, because everything worked so well. Once I got the script, ideas on how things should look came very quickly. For instance, the final battle in Engineering was supposed to be played on the first deck. Worf shoots the Klingon, he falls down and that's it. However, nobody had shot vertically in the chamber before, so we did some things in the end with the camera that hadn't been done on the show. One thing I added is that it took three phaser hits to take care of a Klingon. I wanted to make these guys as tough and as bad as I could. I think it helped to give the show balls. That episode to me, had lots of strength." See more »


When in Engineering, Yar tells Picard Korris has a phaser/disruptor aimed at the dilithium crystal chamber (Worf incorrectly says the same in the Observation Lounge). He is targeting the warp core/core casing. See more »


Lieutenant Worf: What burns in their eyes, fires my soul. I hear their words, and I see it all as it was. Part of me longs for that time.
Captain K'Nera: It's bred in the bone. We all do.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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Bring Out Your Klingons
3 March 2020 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

Finally, we get to an episode with a bit of punch and in my opinion, the best episode of S1. The introduction of the Klingon Warriors is a welcome to the series and the interaction with Worf and the other Kilngons was excellent. Love the death cry scenes and the biggest bonus, no Troi or Wesley. Great episode and one of favs.

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