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EPISODE
Parallels
Attribution
Series: The Next Generation
Written by: Brannon Braga
Directed by: Robert Wiemer
Production information
Episode no.: 7x11
Production no.: 263
First aired: 27 November 1993
Chronology
Date: 2370
Stardate: 47391.2

Contents

Summary

Lt Worf returns victorious from the Bat'leth competition and walks straight into his surprise birthday party. He begins to feel dizzy and disoriented, and is confused when his cake seems to change from chocolate to yellow and an absent Picard seems to appear out of nowhere. Worf is later summoned to Engineering, where Data and Geordi show him how the Argus Array has been reprogrammed to spy on the Federation. Worf spots a Cardassian ship in the Array's imaging logs and prepares to scan the area, but suddenly feels dizzy again, and recovers to see Data and Geordi working on the opposite side of the room. Spooked, he goes to Sickbay to visit Beverly, and she states he is probably reacting to the concussion that cost him the Bat'leth tournament. Shocked, Worf tells her he received no concussion and hurries to his quarters to retrieve his trophy to prove he won the contest. When he gets there, he finds a trophy that reads "Ninth Place."

Beverly tries to ease Worf's worries by assuring him that his memory will return if he slowly settles back into his routine. He gets back to work, and is on the Bridge when he is alerted to an approaching Cardassian ship. Picard speaks with the Captain, Gul Nador, and explains that the Enterprise is in the area to repair the Array. Worf tells Picard that Nador's ship is the same one they saw in the Array's imaging logs, but Picard and the crew are confused — they never suspected the Cardassians of tampering with the Array. Frustrated, Worf fills Troi in on the bizarre turn of events when Geordi arrives and says that the Array's problem was a simple malfunction. Worf starts to protest, but feels dizzy again and notices a painting on his wall has moved and changed appearance. He experiences a wave of dizziness in which Troi's clothing changes, then another that leaves him on the Bridge with the ship at Red Alert and a Cardassian warship on the viewscreen.

Picard orders Worf to raise the shields, but he is too confused to do so before the warship fires. Riker takes over and retaliates, and while the Enterprise escapes, the Cardassians destroy the Array. A disappointed Picard confronts Worf about his failure, and when Worf mentions memory loss, no one knows what he is talking about. Afraid he is losing his mind, he returns to his quarters, and is surprised when Troi arrives and tells him that she is his wife! Telling her he has no recollection of their marriage, he explains what he has been going through and is gratified that at least Troi seems willing to try to help him. Later, in Engineering, Worf explains his experiences to Data, who points out that Geordi was present every time things went awry. They eagerly hurry to talk to Geordi, and are shocked to learn he is dead.

Still looking for clues, Data hooks Geordi's VISOR up to the diagnostic array, and Worf has another dizzy spell. He wakes up to find himself in a commander's uniform, and Data tells Worf that he has detected a quantum flux in his RNA. They report to Riker, who is now Captain, to explain this problem. Data says Worf's RNA indicates that he does not belong in their universe. Data and Wesley Crusher, who is now a part of the crew, discover that a quantum fissure in the space-time continuum is causing this. Hoping to find where Worf belongs, the crew scans the fissure with a subspace differential pulse. While they search, the Enterprise is attacked by a Bajoran ship, and the fissure begins to destabilize. Realities begin to merge into one another, and hundreds of Enterprises appear.

Data realizes the only way to stop this phenomenon is to find Worf's Enterprise and send him back through the fissure to seal it. They manage to locate the right ship, and Worf boards his original shuttlecraft, re-modulated to seal the fissure. Worf soon arrives aboard his Enterprise, happy to finally be home

References

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Characters

Beverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataGeordi La ForgeAlyssa OgawaJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerDeanna TroiWorf
Referenced only 
KurnAlexander Rozhenko

Locations

Argus Array
Referenced only 
Deep Space 5Forcas IIIStarbase 47 (24th century)Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards

Species

BetazoidCardassianHumanKlingon
Referenced only 
BajoranBorg

Starships

B'tanayUSS Enterprise-D

Starship classes

Galaxy-classGalor-class

States and organizations

Cardassian GuardCardassian UnionStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other

bat'lethBattle of HarOs • birthday • birthday cake • For He's a Jolly Good FellowKlingon language • pain stik • photon torpedoquantum resonance signature • RNA • soh-chimVISOR

Appendices

Information

  • The TNG novel Q & A reveals Q was behind Worf's phasing between the different quantum realities.
  • The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel Fearful Symmetry mentions that Starfleet has begun using quantum resonance signatures to detect individuals from other realities.
  • The events of "Parallels" are also mentioned in The War of the Prophets.

Connections

published order
Previous episode:
Inheritance
TNG episode produced Next episode:
The Pegasus
Previous episode:
Inheritance
TNG episode aired Next episode:
The Pegasus
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Devil in the Sky
Pocket Next Adventure:
Sanctuary

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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

Rockstar Games is well known for its hidden references, innuendos and real-life allusions. This page highlights parallel events and changes between the real world and the GTA World.

Real World GTA World
Phil Collins tours the USA in 1984 Phil Collins performs in GTA Vice City Stories in 1984
1992 Los Angeles riots, after Rodney King was beaten up Riots in Los Santos in GTA San Andreas (1992), when the corrupt Officer Tenpenny is acquitted.
2000 George W. Bush became the president of the United States Newly elected president George W. Bush visits Liberty City.
Police Cars livery changed after 9/11 Police Cars different appearance since GTA III. It is assumed that Rockstar did this as a mark of respect for the NYPD officers who lost there lives when the twin towers were attacked

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
(Redirected to Star Wars Dark Times: Parallels article)

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Parallels
Attribution
Writer(s)

Mick Harrison

Penciller(s)
Letterer(s)

Michael Heisler

Colorist(s)

Alex Wald

Cover artist(s)

Zach Howard

Editor(s)

Randy Stradley

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Issues

5

General information
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

19 BBY (2 months after the Declaration of a New Order)

Star Wars Dark Times: Parallels is the second story arc in the Star Wars: Dark Times comic series.

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