Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 14

The Icarus Factor

Aired Unknown Apr 24, 1989 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • ...but fails to inspire

    An episode designed to show Rykers background through a story of emotional turmoil and old scars as his father interviews him for the post of Captain of another ship. Worf's Klingon culture cameos.

    Not a bad idea, but it doesnt work. The plot arc is logical if nothing remarkable, and the confrontation between him and his father a good source of conflict, as is the possibility of him leaving the Enterprise (well not so much).

    Human relationships are factored in well enough with Pulaski and Troi flushing out the two antoganists as they face up in an ultimate final battle of futuristic blindsman tai-kwon-do!

    To be honest I was interested in Worf's ceremonial task! That is the highlight of this episode.

    The ending is amicable enough to bring the right inevitable conclusion but dont expect anything other character development and a glimpse into the private lives of some of the crew.

    Really a filler episode that fails to inspire.
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