If you were to ask a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan what their greatest wish would be one of their answers would probably be to watch an uninterrupted hour and a half of their favourite show. Redemption is the answer to that wish. Originally it aired as a two part episode. Now you can watch the season finale of season four and debut episode of season five as a complete entity.
The episode centers around the Klingons and how the empire is divided due to a civil war being fought over the succession of the leader. All this causes an identity crisis in Worf (played by Michael Dorn) and for Captain Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) and the Enterprise to become entangled in the dispute.
Lieutenant Worf is considering fighting to clear his family name. He finds himself having to choose between a Klingon warrior and a Starship Officer. After living amongst humans so long Work finds it hard to adapt to Klingon ways. He takes a leave of absence from the Enterprise to do so. Worf enlists his brother Kurn’s (played by Tony Todd) help.
Captain Picard begins his role as arbiter of succession for the Klingons. Gawron (played by Robert O’Reilly) is challenged for leadership of the Klingon Council by a son of Duros, Toral (played by JD Cullum), who is being forwarded by his two sisters, Lursa (played by Barbara March) and B’Etor (played by Gwynyth Walsh).
When a civil war breaks out Captain Picard sets up a blockade to stop Romulans from aiding the Duros family. One of the Romulan commanders (played by Denise Crosby) claims to be the daughter of Tasha Yar. Everything is getting very tense.
Though this is probably not the favourite episode of fans of this series it is still a good one. It also gives some great insight to Klingon ways for those who are interested. The shows are nice to look at despite the fact that the special effects are not exactly CGI quality. In other words you don’t have to be a fan of the series to appreciate Redemption.
Special Features: Survive and Succeed: An Empire at War, Episodic Promos – Part 1 + 2