Stardate 47423.9: Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko, Worf’s human foster brother, has sent a distress call from his hidden cultural observation post on Boral II, a planet whose atmosphere is going to break down in less than two days. Worf beams down, disguised as a Boralan, only to find that his brother has also been masquerading as a native and providing them with means of survival based on the technology of his observation post. Nikolai is admonished by Picard for his severe violation of the Prime Directive, but when the planet is within seconds of dying, commits an even greater breach by transporting a handful of Boralans into a holodeck simulation of the shelter on their world. The Enterprise crew – especially Worf – are now left with the dilemma of relocatintg the simplistic Boralans to a new world without revealing the true nature of their surroundings. Damage to the holodeck jeopardizes the mission.
teleplay by Naren Shankar
television story by Spike Steingasser
based upon material by William N. Stape
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Paul Sorvino (Nikolai Rozhenko), Penny Johnson (Dobara), Brian Markinson (Vorin), Edward Penn (Kateras), Susan Christy (Tarrana), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green