OAD 3/21/1988 Some real time thoughts: The shot of the Enterprise flying over the cargo ship makes me hope that they've got some decent quality material to go back to for the HD release. I think they had to give the viewers some way of seeing what Geordi sees. There's no logical explanation for the "visual acuity transmitter", since a tricorder should be able to record and transmit visual images. What seems like bad writing to me is that this is the first time they've used it. If they wanted to see what Geordi sees they could do it on the ship, too. For the ship having less than 5 minutes before it explodes, they sure are walking slowly. That Klingon looks like an Italian stereotype. I've read somewhere that the Klingon uniforms are from The Motion Picture. I like that Worf got into the funeral screaming. This episode is obviously going to be a look into Worf's character. Some of it will most likely contradict other things we've heard, but it builds the backstory. Shouldn't Engineering be a more secure area? Why are Klingon bridges always filled with smoke? Since it doesn't make sense for their ships to be malfunctioning, I have to assume that the rest of the crew are toking it up... Do we ever see the brig again like this? Seems like it changes quite a bit in later years (changes for the better, as this was just a set behind a corridor door). What the heck is Worf's role in the first season? He just seems to be a library computer jockey--is he ever given any kind of title? I don't think all that equipment was standard issue in The Motion Picture. Why didn't he just shut the door? Again, I ask, shouldn't Engineering be a more secure area? Like the writer's guess at the name of the Klingon home world. Kling actually makes more sense than Quonos. Just noticed that Worf's phaser is on his right side--Michael Dorn is left handed. Glad no one has ever jumped on those floor panels. Did Worf leave for DS9 before or after Generations? I'm thinking it was after, so he really didn't leave that Enterprise (until Troi--who, along with Wesley, was missing this episode--crashed it). Another good episode, IMO. The show feels like it's starting to get it's footing. I liked the backstory they developed for Worf, and this episode did a good job layout out the conflict in his life between his Klingon heritage and his human upbringing. I also find it interesting that, at this point, Star Trek VI hadn't happened, and they didn't try to explain in the episode what led to the "peace" between the Klingons and the Federation. Looking over the remainder of the episodes for Season 1, the only one I remember being weak is Skin of Evil...but that changes the series enough that it's still necessary.