Earl Grey 56: The One Where Worf Goes to DS9 / by Darren Moser

Worf with The Orb.

The idea of a Klingon serving in Starfleet may have struck some fans as heresy when Worf debuted in the 1987 TNG pilot "Encounter at Farpoint." However, as the journey of this Klingon unfolded, he became a fan favorite. Over the seven seasons of The Next Generation, as well as the feature films, Lieutenant Worf took his place as tactical officer of the Enterprise-D and continued to struggle with his dual identities resulting from being a Klingon who was raised by humans. Whether discovering a long-lost brother, a long-lost son, or a long-lost Klingon homeworld (with its own political turmoil and machinations), Worf helped viewers explore Klingon culture and expanded on what knew about this "warrior race" during the Captain Kirk's time.

In order to better understand this vital character, we're joined in this episode of Earl Grey by Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing, co-hosts of The Orb, to discuss the seeds of his story which continued on Deep Space Nine. So sharpen your teeth, grab your bat'leth, and join in the warrior fun. 

Running Time: 1 Hour 7 Minutes 13 Seconds


Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx



Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing


Editor and Producer

Darren Moser


Associate Producers

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Klingon on the Bridge?! (3:00)
Death of Tasha Yar (8:14)
A Good Day for Honor!....or not. (16:00)
Family Matters (24:20)
Connection to Picard (35:00)
Klingon Culture (42:15)
Worf in the Movies (49:13)


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