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On his return from a bat'leth competition in the Klingon Empire, Worf finds himself shifting realities where events and details are in a constant state of flux and only he is aware of the changes.


Robert Wiemer


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Brannon Braga

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Episode cast overview:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf / Commander Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton ... Lieutenant Wesley Crusher
Patti Yasutake ... Nurse Alyssa Ogawa / Doctor Alyssa Ogawa
Mark Bramhall ... Gul Nador
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)


Lieutenant Worf proudly returns, by shuttle, from a holiday in the Klingon Empire as winner of a bat'leth tournament. Back on the Enterprise nothing is normal, and everything keeps changing repeatedly. He's convinced it's not his memory. He finds himself promoted to XO and married to Deanna, with two children (instead of Alexander), but unable to work the command console during a battle with the Cardassians - a situation that never took place, even their empire is taken over. After analyzing Geordi was in all the subsequent transition scenes, standing at his autopsy, Data works out a quantum physics answer. This spells huge potential consequences, not just for Worf but for the whole ship, and even much more. Written by KGF Vissers

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27 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Data's painting changes, its a depiction of a Vor'Cha Klingon Attack Cruiser. See more »


When Worf checks his personal log after the Cardassian attack on the Enterprise, he accesses "Any personal logs referencing the bat'leth tournament", the log mentions he will not be able to attend and his brother must take his place. But it still has the same stardate given in the other universes after the competition has ended. See more »


[first lines]
Lieutenant Worf: Personal log, stardate 47391.2 - I am returning from the bat'leth competition on Forcas III. The conditions were difficult. Several contestants were maimed, but... I was triumphant. I won Champion Standing. I am looking forward to resuming my duties aboard the Enterprise. However, I am anticipating a troubling situation.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (1994) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Moody Klingons abound
28 November 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Another day, another time crisis episode. While I've heard complaints over the years about the abundance of these sorts of stories on Star Trek, I've ever had that problem with them, at least as far as TNG is concerned. They usually go together pretty well.

Turns out it's a good hook for a Worf episode, primarily because it's the ship's resident tough-guy who's slipping between different realities. It's actually kinda scary when a Klingon battle cruiser shows up and your tactical officer is drawing a blank. The camera tricks and editing keep you on your toes, and the story keeps shifting. Even the cast flickers in and out, with Wesley showing up on the bridge at one point. Overall, it's an entertaining one.


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