A Matter of Honor
Season 2 Episode 8
Original airdate: February 4, 1989
When the Federation promotes an officer exchange program, Riker decides to accept an assignment aboard a Klingon warship.
My Brief Review
This episode definitely is one of the most memorable from the entire Next Generation run. Who could forget Riker sitting at a table full of Klingon “delicacies” like gagh before departing for his assignment to the Pagh? Or the proud Benzite Ensign Mendon offering Captain Pickard his unsolicited advice to improve efficiency? But for me the highlight is when Riker tricks the Klingon captain — for his own good — and has him beamed to the Enterprise bridge. A great episode.
I mentioned several above, but definitely the most memorable moment for me is Riker sitting in the Klingon mess hall, doing his best to fit in, learning that Klingons actually have a sense of humor. And of course, eating more gagh.
Ensign Mendon, of course. With an honorable mention for (briefly) acting Captain William Riker of the Klingon Warship Pagh.
Distance Rating: 5K
IMDb score: 8.1/10