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Worf’s Journey to DS9, Part 4: Nemesis.

Running Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 44 seconds
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When it was announced that Michael Dorn would join the cast of DS9 with the show’s fourth-season premier, fan reaction was mixed. Was this just a gimmick to win over the TNG crowd and boost the show? Well, maybe. But as it turned out, DS9 was where Worf really belonged, and the character blossomed as part of the Station’s ensemble. But how did he get there?

In this episode of The Orb, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing conclude their four-part series focused on Worf’s journey from The Next Generation to Deep Space Nine. Connecting the dots that were never actually meant to be connected, we find moments that were key to preparing Worf for his assignment to DS9. In Part 4, we discuss Worf’s scene from Star Trek: Nemesis.

Okay, there’s more than one, but does Worf really need to be there at all? Join us to find out why Worf is really back on the Enterprise (thank you Admiral Ross), how he could have been better utilized, and why you really can’t go back home again.


Intro (00:00:00)
Worf’s Nemesis Plot In a Nutshell (00:04:26)
When Does Nemesis Take Place? (00:08:59)
The Janeway Cameo (00:12:03)
Why Is Worf on the Enterprise THIS Time? (00:14:50)
Drawing Upon DS9 (00:20:29)
Violating the Prime Directive (00:24:08)
Riker Fighting Worf’s Fight? (00:27:59)
How Could Worf Have Been Used Better? (00:35:14)
Recapping Worf’s Journey (00:39:26)
Final Thoughts on Nemesis (00:46:54)


C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing


C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ruth Ward (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)