Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 8

A Matter Of Honor

Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1989 on CBS

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  • As part of a Federation exchange program, Commander Riker transfers to a Klingon warship, and an alien transfers to the Enterprise.

    Either because the writers didn't have a handle on his character, or because they couldn't think of story possibilities for him, there aren't too many Commander Riker episodes up until this point. Here, he gets the A story, and Frakes (Riker) is not only fabulous, he adds much to the Commander's character, leading to more Riker stories in the future. Credit must be given to director Rob Bowman as well, whose way of handling the Klingons would become the template for future episodes. The B story, with the alien ensign, is interesting as well and will strike a chord with anyone who has had difficulty on their first day of a new job dealing with new rules, new people, and new situations.