Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 8

A Matter Of Honor

Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1989 on CBS

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  • Even without Worf at the center, Star Trek: TNG offers a nice Klingon episode....

    Worf plays a smaller part in a type of episode that he will come to rule - "A Matter Of Honor" sees Riker serving on a Klingon ship as a part of the officer exchange program. Unfortunately the part of the story that focuses on the officer who is serving aboard the Enterprise as apart of the exchange is a dud. The Benzite officer Mendon is a stuck-up know-it-all who screws up on the job. Yeah, these Benzites are too weird for their own good - they look like a Trekkie who walked off the convention floor and onto a Star Trek show trying to be a cool alien. They are lame in every aspect. Thankfully this is the last episode that features these stupid aliens in The Next Generation.

    Luckily, the episode takes the biggest time looking at Commander Riker's Klingon experience whether than is sampling a variety of Klingon dishes in 10-Forward, showing the seniority of his rank and strength of character by beating the snot out of his Klingon 2nd officer, or single-handedly preventing a war between the Klingons and Federation. "A Matter Of Honor" takes a lot of quality time looking at not only how much Riker learns about the Klingons but how much the Klingons learn about humans from him as well. This is a successful comment on how peoples' outer differences may need to be studied and taken into consideration but really only hide what we have in common. Plenty of suspense, humor, and action is featured in "A Matter Of Honor," one of the better episodes of season two.