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Why does Worf receive only a reprimand for killing Duras in the episode, “Reunion?”

In that episode, Picard clearly acknowledges that what Worf did was legal under Klingon law. PICARD: Mister Worf, your service aboard the Enterprise has been exemplary. Until now. WORF: Sir, I have ...
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Does Worf ever admit to being afraid?

In the DS9 episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin..." Worf finished a sentence Dax started about him being afraid of losing control, saying "someone I care about might get hurt", a pretty clear ...
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Why did Worf wear red in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Season 1?

He was not a junior security officer before Tasha's death The simple answer is that he was not part of the security crew before Yar died. From his career summary on the official Star Trek web site: ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

You've mistaken "Operations" (those responsible for the conduct and good running of a ship or station) with "Strategic Operations" (those responsible for managing the disposition of fleets, ships and ...
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In which episode did Worf's say his famous phrase about humanity?

This is TNG: The Emissary. Note that he's talking about people rather than humans. K'EHLEYR: Worf, you're the perfect Klingon. The ultimate minimalist. Talk to me. WORF: I've noted that some people ...
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Why would Worf be First Officer of the Enterprise?

There's a few things going on here; The position of First Officer is at the gift of the captain and doesn't necessarily go to either the next highest ranking person on the ship, nor the person who ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

Because she hadn't obtained permission yet. At the end of that very same episode, she asks Picard for permission to continue wearing her earring, and he grants it. Since Worf is already wearing his ...
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In what way did Worf "come here in a child's uniform"?

I believe it's the third option you listed -- that the Starfleet uniform is a child's uniform. The logic is that from the Klingon point of view the ideals of Starfleet and the Federation are childish....
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What is Worf referring to in "The Outrageous Okona"?

The show script offers a pretty good insight into both Worf and Okona's thought process. Okona is a lover and a fighter. He'd like nothing more after a good (ahem) session with a beautiful lady than ...
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Why is it that despite Worf being a traitor to Klingons, Gowron was cooperative with Worf more than Duras?

Because Gowron can read the room better than Duras. Duras mainly inherited his station in life from his father Ja'rod; the House of Duras is a strong one and considered very mainstream in Klingon ...
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In what ways does Worf appeal to Jadzia Dax given that she had lots of suitors to choose from?

Beyond the obvious Proximity.. One of her previous hosts, Curzon Dax was a negotiator in the Khitomer Accords whose activities result in the Klingon Empire entering an alliance with the United ...
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Did Worf murder Mendon?

All signs point to "no". Mendon was part of the 'Officer Exchange Programme". After the episode ended, he's not heard from again (at least in the main canon of TV shows and films) but it's far more ...
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Why does Worf receive only a reprimand for killing Duras in the episode, “Reunion?”

To piggyback on Robert Columbia's excellent answer, it's important to note that the crime occurred on the Klingon ship, and therefore likely under Klingon jurisdiction: RIKER: Riker to Lieutenant ...
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Why is it that despite Worf being a traitor to Klingons, Gowron was cooperative with Worf more than Duras?

Remember the subtext of the Duras-Worf relationship: Worf accepted discommendation because, officially, the Klingon High Council has declared his father, Mogh, to be the traitor that betrayed the ...
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How much time passes between "Ethics" and "The Outcast"?

27 "days" We can establish this from Picard's logs; Worf's injury occurs on stardate 45587.3: Picard: Captain's log, stardate 45587.3. Lieutenant Worf has been removed from active duty following a ...
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Why is Worf always called by one name?

Because he wants to! not following starfleet protocol Is there a part of the Starfleet protocol dictating people's names? I don't remember this ever being mentioned. Besides, it being Starfleet, ...
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Was there a plan for development for Worf and Tasha Yar?

Denise Crosby: I wanted to leave as I was struggling with not being able to do much with the character. from startrek.com (archive link) It seems unlikely that there was a plan for the character if ...
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In what ways does Worf appeal to Jadzia Dax given that she had lots of suitors to choose from?

We shouldn't forget that Worf has many qualities that are seen as positive in the culture they are in. He is a Starfleet officer, and that speaks to a certain quality of character. He also has unique ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

You're right to infer that it's related to taking on a different role, that of Strategic Operations Officer (That is essentially spelt out in the transcript others have provided) and that that role ...
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Why is Worf's son Alexander known by the last name of Rozhenko?

We don't know enough about Worf's childhood to know for sure what he was called. He may have actually been Worf Rozhenko, legally speaking. That said, we do know that his adoptive parents tried very ...
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In what way did Worf "come here in a child's uniform"?

It was a disparaging remark. Earlier in the episode, Kern makes insulting remarks about Worf's quarters being comfortable and how the Enterprise is "not the ship for a warrior, not the ship for a ...
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What is Worf referring to in "The Outrageous Okona"?

You're right in that Worf's hands are tied by his orders and his duty but not that he would have preferred to not "arrest" Okona - Worf lives for that stuff and would have done it anyway - ...
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Why did Worf pass up opportunities to become a key political leader in the Klingon Empire given that honour was so important to him as a Klingon?

Worf refused the highest position in the empire for the same reason that he accepted discommodation for his father's alleged crime. He honestly believed that it was in the best interest of the empire. ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

From the script when his post is announced: Worf enters in red shouldered DS9 uniform and his sash) WORF: Lieutenant Commander Worf reporting for duty. SISKO: Well, you all know our new strategic ...
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What causes Worf and Data to act strangely?

I suppose that the "computer lag" can be understood to be a lack of processing power for the alien Barash's "holodeck." I do not think processing power as such is the actual explanation. The ...
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What does Worf say in Klingon in the TNG episode "All Good Things"?

The original screenplay identifies it thusly. [Worf works a console for a moment.] WORF: (to com) Tos Vah'cha Worf, do'lo jegh! (This is Governor Worf, we surrender!)
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Why did Worf pass up opportunities to become a key political leader in the Klingon Empire given that honour was so important to him as a Klingon?

For a start, Worf is not a 'typical' Klingon warrior. He doesn't have a need for great power, as other Klingon warriors seem to. His honour is more pure than other Klingon warriors too. Maybe growing ...
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Does Worf ever admit to being afraid?

The episode that comes to mind here is Ethics. Worf winds up a paraplegic after an accident. Initially he refuses to see his son and eventually asks Riker to help him commit the Klingon version of ...
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Why does Worf want O'Brien to go to Minsk?

It was clearly established (in the various EU novels) that Worf's adopted parents, after leaving the Earth colony on Gault, had retired to a small farmholding in Minsk. Worf traveled with them and ...
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What language does Worf speak on a daily basis?

(From my comment on my previous answer) It would be impossible to tell. It is believed that the Universal Translator can fit in a Starfleet officer’s Combadge. If this is true, then unless you find ...
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