Star Trek: The Next Generation/Sins of the Father

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Sins of the Father
Season 3, Episode 17
Airdate March 19, 1990
Production Number 165
Written by Ronald D. Moore,
W. Reed Moran
Directed by Les Landau
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Sins of the Father is the seventeenth episode of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the sixty-fifth episode overall.


Guest Stars: Charles Cooper (K'mpec), Tony Todd (Kurn), Patrick Massett (Duras), Thelma Lee (Kalest)

Uncredited: Joseph Michael Roth (Klingon Council Member)


Plot Overview

Worf must answer accusations of treason against his father (and his family) for aiding the Romulans in the attack on Khitomer.


Arc Advancement


The episode is key in the development of Worf's character. By accepting discommodation, he saves the Klingon Empire from civil war; but on a personal level he sets the stage for what will be a rough relationship with any and all Klingons in the future.


We also discover that Worf has a brother, Kurn.



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