Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 14

The Icarus Factor

8
Aired Unknown Apr 24, 1989 on CBS
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Stardate: 42686.4
Riker is offered the Captaincy of another Federation ship, but is to be briefed on its mission by his estranged father. Meanwhile, Worf displays signs of violence and depression.

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Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Cmdr. William T. Riker

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

Lt. Cmdr. Data

Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Lt./Lt. Cmdr. Worf

Mitch Ryan

Mitch Ryan

Kyle Riker

Guest Star

Lance Spellerberg

Lance Spellerberg

Transporter Operator

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John Tesh

John Tesh

K'Tesh

Guest Star

Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney

Miles O'Brien

Recurring Role

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    • Anbo-jytsu, proper spelling is Anbou-jitsu, is derived from Japanese Jujitsu (actually Juujutsu, which means calming skill, but the term has been Anglicized to Jujitsu). Jujitsu is martial arts without a weapon. Here, the fighting is with a stick or bou. The Anbou-jitsu uniforms that Riker and his father are wearing have Japanese characters (Kanji) written on their front chest plates. Will Riker's uniform contains the characters Mizu, Tsuchi, and Ho or Water, Earth, and Fire. Kyle Riker's chest plate contains the characters Ho, Sora, and Mizu or Fire, Sky, and Water. In the centre of the ring is the kanji character Hoshi or Star. The sides of the ring also contain the kanji for Fire and Water. Riker and his father open with the words Yoroshiku onegaishimasu or I am very pleased to meet you. When Will is knocked down, both times he uses the word Matta! or Hold! At the end he says that Hachidan Kiritsu is illegal. Actually, Hachidan Kiritsu means Eighth Rule. Will is merely saying that the Eight Rule on Anbou-jitsu has been broken.

    • John Tesh, one of the hosts of Entertainment Tonight (at the time), appears as the Klingon K'Tesh in Worf's Ascension Chamber on the holodeck. Of course this appearance was covered as a feature on ET.

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