The Enterprise answers a distress call from Worf's foster brother Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko (cultural observer on Boraal II), about sudden atmospheric dissipation which may render the Enterprise inhabitable in hours. In Picard's failed attempt to stop the apocalyptic phenomenon and save the primitive culture, he broke the Federation's prime directive of non-intervention in natural development. Worf is furious to discover that Nikolai has secretly transported a village to their simulation of caves inside the holodeck, but Picard grudgingly accepts his plan to transport them to a comparable M-class planet as their new home. However, Geordi has a hard time keeping the holodeck running because of plasmodic interference-caused damage, so Worf joins Nikolai as a seer with supernatural powers, and discovers Nikolai has another connection with a Boraalan.
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Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko
[Nikolai has illicitly beamed aboard a colony of Boralaans to one of the Enterprise's Holodecks to save them from a planetary catastrophe
You worry too much, Worf. You always did. Everything will work out.
You have disgraced yourself. And you have disgraced me. And I want nothing more to do with you.
Referenced in Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more