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Sins of the Father 

A Klingon commander comes aboard the Enterprise in an officer exchange program initiated by Starfleet, much to the chagrin of the crew.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Ronald D. Moore (teleplay by) | 3 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 ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Charles Cooper ... K'mpec
Tony Todd ... Kurn
Patrick Massett Patrick Massett ... Duras
Thelma Lee Thelma Lee ... Kahlest
J. Teddy Davis J. Teddy Davis ... Transporter Technician (as Teddy Davis)
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Commander William T. Riker is charged with hosting Klingon commander Kurn, who takes his place as first officer as part of an exchange program. As expected, his ruthlessly authoritative command style gets on everyone's nerve, but the worst is yet to come: Kurn reveals himself as Lieutenant Worf's younger brother, and demands he joins him in dealing with a blood feud, as their late father's honor is challenged by accusations of treason to the Empire in league with the Romulans during a bloody attack. The Enterprise sets course to the Klingon first city, while Picard fears legal and diplomatic repercussions. Data finds indications the Klingon records were doctored, possibly at Klingon High Council level, so the Enterprise crew sets out to find out the truth... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

17 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While some sources claim that the Klingon dialogue is gibberish, it is in fact, from Marc Okrand's "Klingon Dictionary", as is all Klingon dialogue throughout all Star Trek incarnations. See more »

Goofs

Picard gives the order to "set course for the Klingon Imperial Empire." This is redundant, as "Imperial" is an adjective meaning "of or relating to an empire." See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Worf: So, you asked to serve aboard the Enterprise to watch me.
Kurn: It was an excellent opportunity to see what kind of Klingon you were - or if you were Klingon at all.
Lieutenant Worf: Your deception offends me, Brother.
Kurn: It should. But it was required.
Lieutenant Worf: To satisfy your curiosity.
Kurn: No. Much more. You are the eldest son. The challenge is yours to make.
Lieutenant Worf: [perplexed] Challenge?
Kurn: The Klingon High Council has judged our father a traitor to the Empire.
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Connections

Spoofed in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The House of Quark (1994) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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ship of a warrior..
13 March 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Roddenberry's second creation of an elite group exploring space through humanity is a remarkable milestone for not only television but the sci-fi genre itself. As it quips repetitively, it dares go where no one has been before, and analyzes the good and bad of the nature. And it's that wide range of nature that is touched down, in all its hokum that it calls for, the answers are overwhelming to all the questions thrown out to it. Unlike the previous series, it has much more characters to handle which is a double edge sword. On the pro section, it helps writers jump in on diverse categories through them and swoop in as much as material possible through their individual perspective and still keep it all inside a definite and familiar circle.

On the other hand, it also is challenging to fiddle around these many characters on screen, especially the amount of new contents and eerie ideas each episode comes up with, it increases the possibility to lean towards flaws. And yes, it has its own limitation, but in its own gullible range and potential, it just simply works. Plus, what's fascinating is despite of being brimmed with these many personas floating about in the space, they haven't allotted any stereotypical specific characteristics to the characters, their species and nature may definitely vary, but a cheesy note is strictly prohibited in Enterprise-D.

The infamous Capt. Jean-Luc Picard played by Stewart who is mostly known by this role from his career, is exceptionally well crafted character that is simply nothing but a good leader and add Stewart's performance to that, the outcome is your iconic character that survives decades easily. Sirtis as the consciously enhanced counselor fits perfectly in the ship and the makers makes sure either they keep her up front to notify the shady part of the plot or distracts her wisely to advance the plot.

Frakes, once again, a competent leader and warrior that is more explored into love affairs while Dorn as a hot head and Burton as the most adapting and willful learner on the ship helps make the environment more engaging and realistic. Spiner as the android, Lt. Commander Data, who means nothing but business, unfortunately, is the guy that means the least amount of business, often relied upon for the humor, he might be explored thoroughly but is rarely projected with sincerity.

Personally, I prefer Stewart's mellow equation with Wheaten who looks up to him as a father figure and adds the right amount of emotion to it, McFadden's friendly relation too helps on spicing up this dish. The guest cast coming in- often playing the antagonist- invests equally and perpetually to this scoreboard. Advancing further than the previous series did, this journey also brings in rich traditional rituals and their own quirky references to the table. Star Trek: The Next Generation is your typical space ride, floating without any control it grabs everything like a child, and in its innocence and honesty it is one breathtaking ride.

Season 03

Upgrading to a better result than the previous season, this one installs the additional morale lessons among all new innovative ideas that are also brimmed with fresh perspective and incredibly productive methods.

Sins Of The Father

Diving deep into the cultural habits and traditions of the Klingons, obviously swoops in Worf and his anger and family issues, fortunately it doesn't win its way out through a big punch but finds a more mature way to stay in the same room.


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