*Captain's Log, Stardate 42506.5. We have departed from Starbase 179 and are headed for a rendezvous with the Klingon vessel Pagh. I have informed the staff of Commander Riker's temporary assignment.
*First Officer's Log. I have been aboard the Pagh a short time but long enough to be impressed with the abilities and single-mindedness of the Klingons.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 42507.8. Although our search has been extensive, we are still unable to locate the Klingon ship or any evidence of its destruction.
Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) and LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge) do not appear in this episode.
Despite the fact that he had appeared in the series regularly since "Encounter at Farpoint
," Miles O'Brien's name is first revealed in this episode.
Klag: Yes! If... Klingon food is too strong for you, perhaps we could get one of the females to breast feed you...
Indicating that Klingons share this quality with Terran mammals.
(Despite having been shown chowing down on a wide variety of Klingon foods, he is now eating the same foods in the Klingon mess, as prepared by and eaten by Klingons)
Klag: Good! Then you will also enjoy this. (sets something in front of Riker)
Riker: Isn't that qagh?
Klag: Very good! You did some research on our nutritional choices.
Riker: Yes. (Looking down at it. It's still alive and moving). It's still moving.
Klag: qagh is always best when served live.
(Riker looks around, others are smiling at his obvious discomfort)
Klag: Would you like something easier?
Klag: Yes! If... Klingon food is too strong for you, perhaps we could get one of the females to breast feed you... (laughter all around, Riker takes it good naturedly)
(A female Klingon warrior holds his chin, tipping Riker's head back for a better look)
Vekma: He is not very attractive, but I will have him!
Klag: They are inquisitive!
Tactics Officer: They would like to know how you would endure.
Riker: Endure what?
Klag: Them! (nods at females)
(Riker notices another Klingon female warrior eying him, turns back and looks Klag in the eye)
Riker: One or both?
(good natured laughter all around as they realize he's not being intimidated by their ribbing)