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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.

Director:

Robert Wiemer

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Brannon Braga | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf / Cmdr. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Lieutenant Wesley Crusher
Patti Yasutake ... Nurse Alyssa Ogawa / Doctor Alyssa Ogawa
Mark Bramhall ... Gul Nador
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

When Worf shifted into the reality where he is married to Deanna, the engine core is of the same configuration seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phantasms (1993). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Featured in Top 10 Star Trek Technobabbles (2008) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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It's Deja Vu All Over Again and Tiresome, Too.
25 August 2017 | by toldyousewSee all my reviews

This episode felt as if they were using themes from at least a few episodes and rehashing them again as far as a "temporal rift" goes. There was so much "tech speak/jargon, that I was getting lost, and I

started not caring after a while. Their solution to helping Worf just sounded contrived and quick to help finish up the episode. The lack of originality was off-putting.


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Language:

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Release Date:

27 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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