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Heart of Glory
Stardate 41503.7
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 20 (1.20)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Patrick Stewart   IMDB   Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes   IMDB   Commander William T. Riker
Levar Burton   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby   IMDB   Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Worf
Gates McFadden   IMDB   Commander Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis   IMDB   Lt. Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner   IMDB   Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton   IMDB   Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
Vaughn Armstrong   IMDB   Commander Korris
Charles H. Hyman   IMDB   Lieutenant Konmel
David Froman   IMDB   Commander K'Nera
Robert Bauer   IMDB   Kunivas
Brad Zerbst   IMDB   Nurse
Dennis Madalone   IMDB   Ramos
Music:
Ron Jones   IMDB
Director:
Rob Bowman   IMDB
Teleplay:
Maurice Hurley   IMDB
Story:
Maurice Hurley   IMDB
Herbert J. Wright   IMDB
D.C. Fontana   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TNG LaserDisc Volume 10
DVD   ST:TNG DVD 1.5
VHS   ST:TNG VHS 1.7
Teaser
The Next Generation Teaser #020: Heart of Glory

Lt. Worf is torn between his loyalty to the Enterprise and his fierce Klingon heritage when two Klingon fugitives take over the ship.
Synopsis
Lt. Worf must choose between his loyalty to Starfleet and his Klingon heritage when two Klingon fugitives take over the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The fugitives, yearning to recapture the Klingon fighting days of the past, hijack a Talarian vessel and destroy a Klingon ship sent to capture them. Then, just as their disabled ship is about to blow up, the Klingons are rescued by the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Unaware of the Klingons' true intentions, Captain Picard instructs Lt. Worf to show his Klingon comrades around the ship. During their tour, the fugitives attempt to enlist Worf in their cause. Meanwhile, a Klingon vessel approaches, and its captain informs Picard of the fugitives' crimes and demands their extradition. Before Picard can deliver them, one criminal escapes and the other is killed. The surviving Klingon takes over the engineering room and threatens to destroy the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Trying desperately to save the ship and its crew, Worf approaches the Klingon. Faced with certain death, the fugitive pleads with Worf once again to join him in his plan to escape with the battle section of the ship. Torn between his new life and his Klingon warrior instincts, Worf explains that the sign of the true warrior is not without - but within. The Klingon lunges but Worf, prepared for the move, kills the fugitive with a phaser blast.

Impressed by Worf's skills, the Klingon Captain offers Worf a position under his command. After politely telling the Klingon captain he'll think about it, Worf assures Picard that he plans to remain with the U.S.S. Enterprise.
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