Worf in "Parallels"

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  1. Noddy

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    I think Prime Worf passing through the anomaly must have caused other Worfs to also start jumping across realities. Just look at all the Enterprises in the vicinity of the anomaly near the end. And what about all those different Worfs seen in the shuttle when Worf Prime flies back through it?

    Remember when Worf arrives in the reality where he's first officer and he and Deanna have kids, Data immediately asks him if he's noticed another discontinuity. To me, this proves that that reality's Worf had already been replaced by yet another Worf prior to the arrival of Worf Prime.....ah, it's confusing!
     
  2. Jerikka Dawn

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    After all the Enterprises started appearing, Lt. Crusher unceremoniously states, "The Bajoran ship is disengaging, sir." I got a giggle thinking the Bajoran captain's eyes were 10 times their normal size after seeing all those ships appear.

    Yah that's the thing. In the reality he jumped into in that scene, Worf, Data, and the doctor were in sickbay already and Data clearly knew why they were there. I'm guessing a whole bunch of Worfs started jumping after passing through the anomaly.
     
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    Why would you assume that only teenage girls, and not men, would talk like the example in my post?
     
  4. FormerLurker

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    He is, though. By passing through the anomaly, Worf has already jumped to a different timeline than the one he started in. Proximity to Geordi's visor only exacerbates the problem, not causes it.
     
  5. Kevman7987

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    I thought it would have been cool if Data was human (the literal son of Soong) in one of the quantum universes...
     
  6. R. Star

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    It would make more sense if he let Q turn him into a human in Deja Q.
     
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    Wesley: We're receiving 285,000 hails.
    Riker: On screen.

    On screen? Seriously? Riker, how big is that screen? :lol:
    That's my favorite scene from this, one of my 3 favorite season 7 episodes.
     
  8. Timo

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    Okay, we have a different definition of "Our Worf" here. I wanted to point out that Worf has already entered a parallel universe, not to imply that his personality would have changed somehow; his quantum signature is apparently already out of synch with the universe when he arrives at the Enterprise.

    Whether his personality has changed, whether his quantum signature is different from the one of the universe in all the other TNG episodes... We don't exactly know. We think we follow the "same" Worf through all the permutations, but there's lots of confusion there, and in theory "our" Worf could be one of those other yellowshirts who pop up in the shuttle towards the end. Or we could switch tracks and start following an all-new Worf and an all-new universe from this episode on (you know, one who doesn't get surprise parties and does get open expressions of affectation from Deanna Troi). The default assumption is that this is indeed "Our Worf" throughout the entire episode and series, though.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  9. picsiskvinechef

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    Well obviously each Worf in the respective universes had different experiences.

    One Worf may never have been discommended, met Kurn, or fought in the Klingon civil war to regain their honour. Another Worf may not have killed Duras, and for all we know Duras may have been head of the Council in another universe. We did not know that Alexander did not exist in all universes. K'Empec could still be alive and Chancellor, who knows? Worf may have killed Gowron earlier, and long before the end of DS9 heh..
     
  10. RandyS

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    I didn't even notice until it was pointed out by my best friend when we were re-watching my DVD copy, and by then, I'd owned a copy of the episode for 15 years (first on VHS, then on DVD) and I had seen it a couple thousand times.

    And, it's my favorite TNG episode.

    But then, eye color IS one of those unimportant details that almost nobody pays attention to.
     
  11. Durek

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    In one universe, Worf didn't go to the bat'leth tournament, and Kurn went in his place. Yes, who knows? In one universe, Duras may be an honorable man, instead of the dishonorable petaQ that we love to hate....lol.
     
  12. JarodRussell

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    That never happens in the episode.
     
  13. Keeper

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    :confused: You're joking, or clicked the wrong quote or something, right?

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc5KhfP4MIo[/yt]
     
  14. JarodRussell

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    That's a joke edit. Riker says "on screen" when the Borg reality Enterprise hails them. When Wesley reports 285,000 hails, Riker walks to Data and asks him what's going on.
     
  15. Keeper

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    Oh. Oops. Funny thing is the joke edit is how I remembered it happening. :wtf:
     
  16. Noddy

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    Then why does it have to "our" Worf who flies back through the anomaly, and in the same shuttle he used?
     
  17. USS Excelsior

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    Perhaps in the last universe that all of the anomaly passing Worfs ended up in, they all ruptured the anomaly so there were multiple universes filled with Enterprises at the end.

    And plus they made a mistake in the blue eyed Data universe because on the bridge in that same universe the eyes were yellow.