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 uninhabitable 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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This episode takes place in 2370. See more
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Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko
[to Worf, who has been surgically altered into a Boraalan
You've changed a lot in four years.
Referenced in Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more