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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Several of the Boraalan background performers appeared previously or in later Star Trek episodes, including Pam Blackwell, Uriah Carr, Gunnel Eriksson, Chris Blackwood, Ted Parker, and Toni Taylor. See more
[Vorin is drawing the chronicle of his village
Doesn't your village keep a chronicle?
Not in this manner.
Then how do you teach your children their history? Who their ancestors were, where they come from?
We... tell each other stories. Make up songs.
Stories change with each person who tells them. This - this will always be the same.
Referenced in Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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