Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Worf's Scary Beast

Captain Picard is a great for talking his way out of trouble but do you consider him a man of action? Remember First Contact(2063) in Dixon Hill's, chapter 13 holodeck programme with "Nicky the Nose," Lily Sloane and the Borg? Jean Luc Picard sure put on a good show by killing some borg. Despite all his diplomacy, tough talk, and we come in peace, Picard proved he had what it takes to blaze off rifle rounds and make them pay! He dug out the microchip too, remember? Still, I betcha he was quaking behind that gun. Look at those eyes!

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Lt Worf of the USS Enterprise NCC1701-D on the other hand is a real tough guy. He drinks prune juice, is tolerant of humans, honour bound to Klingon tradition, easily aggravated by Datas dumb questions and loves engaging worthy opponents and clubbing them raw with his bat'leth which means sword of honour. Warrior Worf is the perfect starfleet Klingon Warrior at the best and worst of times.

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But what happens when you take away the weapons, technology and the shields? O my God! What was that? In Star Trek's Genesis the Enterprise crew are indeed acting very oddly but don't panic. Remember Mr Worf, when the klingon was having a bad day? It comes as a shock at first. Doesn't Worf look ferocious with spikey teeth and a venomous growth sac on his neck? Note the prickly armour bursting out of his uniform which only serves to augment his fierceness.

It has to be stated for the record, Worf is the angriest, scarest dude in all of Star Trek history. Look at the prickly thorns on his head. But why did this happen? Blame Barclay the hypochondriac!!!Warrior Worf de-evolved into a regressive creature when Dr Beverly crushers vaccine for Barclay accidently activated everyones introns throughout the ship affecting everyone. In other words she screwed up. Eventually all the lives of the Enterprise crew are threatened and Worf goes in search of his mate. On his journey he deprives Ensign Dern of his life while prowling about the bridge. Worf's appetite for Deanna sent a wave of fear throughout the ship.

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Worf transformed into an armoured merciless terror after the Enterprises-D hypochondriac, Lt. Reginald Barclay complained of being sick with a devastating illness. So Barclay goes to sickbay and starts a chain of events which affects the entire crew on an evolutionary scale. Riker and Troi remind me of zombies when they can no longer make command decisions or think straight.

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The ship's Doctor, Dr Beverly Crusher treats Reginald barclay for a mild case of the Urodelean flu with a synthetic T-cell. Beverly later turns into a spiderlike creature. It spreads throughout the ship in the form of a virus, activating the crew's dormant introns and infecting everyone. Troi turns into amphibian and Riker becomes an apeman.

Everyone has changed except Mr Data and Captain Picard who luckily departed on a shuttlecraft to retrieve a stray torpedo. When Mr Worf's upgraded weapons system failed someone had to fetch them back much to klingon's embarrassment. Worf was definitely having a bad day.

Picard and Data return to the ship after retrieving the klingon's torpedo. To their utter disbelief they make shocking discoveries. The crew have devolved. The Enterprise NCC 1701-D is adrift with onboard systems in standby or emergency status. 'Worf-beast' is desperately ripping through the ship trying to seek out his mate, whom he believes is Deanna Troi.

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Poor Ensign Dern hadn't a hope against the strength of an armoured merciless creature in no mood for diplomacy. It soon become clear to Data and Captain Picard that the entire crew are affected. Growling, roaring and animal noises can be heard throughout Picard's ship. The Enterprise-D sounds like a zoo!

What happened to Captain Picards nerves of steel when 'Worf Beast' came out of shadows pounding on sickbays doors?

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In his calm and logical android fashion Data enlightens Picard as to whats behind sickbay's doors. Of course Data has nothing to fear being devoid of emotions however but the news update only alarms Captain Picard further.

"He sound terribly angry" Panics a frantic Captain Picard, whom we all admire for his strength of will and determination but the guy is clearly on edge. He backs away from sickbay's doors which 'Worf-beast' is hammering and pounding forcibily in an attempt to get in and say "Hi Deanna, Aren't you glad to see me babe?'
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What happened to Picard's battle strategics which he fearlessly deployed against the Borg in First Contact using rifles, expendable Enterprise Crew members and the Enterprise-E technology? I think its because the captain knew this 'Worf beast' could pulverize anyone within the safety of his flagship enterprise and that terrified him. The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D is supposed to be a fortress but instead on their return Picard discovers the ship adrift in space with no forcefields to hide behind. Time is running out.

On stardate 47653.2 (2370) in Star Trek's TNG "Genesis" (7th season) Picard fights off bestial Mr Worf whose bad temper and intense dislike for doors gives Mr Data a chance to find a cure.

'Worf beast' gave our brave captain the worst shock of his life turning him into a scaredy cat. (Patrick Stewart was brilliant.) My guess is the captain wasn't the only one gripped by total fear. I remember squirming in my seat the first time Genesis aired on TV. I have to admit to being shook up by the creature hunting the captain down the dark corridors of the Enterprise. Gates Mc Fadden did a brilliant job directing.

Humans are supposed to be terrified of the dark and all things that go bump in the night. Its only natural. But when we see our hero, the great Jean Luc Picard, Captain of the Federations Flagship Enterprise running for his life...... lets just agree, Picard isn't supposed to be afraid of Worf. Thats just plain wrong. Shame on Picard, He's not meant to be human!

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Essentially the captain is luring the 'Worf beast' away from sickbay using Deanna's Troi's pheromones, so Data can continue to develop a retrovirus.

Data finds nurse Alyssa Ogawa and uses her amniotic fluid as a template to develop a retrovirus which he releases into the ships environment. The harmful T-cell virus is neutralized and the crew returns to normal. Picard won't have to go swinging through the ship looking for breakfast now.

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In the Final scene between 'Worf beast' and a cornered shaking, terrified Captain Picard, we see an angry monster, so unlike Worf, thundering and roaring down a crawl way towards a helpless unhappy soul.

Its looking bad for Picard now wheres Q his saviour, I wonder? Surprise! Picards got two conduit cables and its goodnight, sleeptight for the Worf creature thundering towards him.

"Mr Worf lets hope that when you wake up you're a new man" - Picard.


Live long and prosper, trekkies.

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