Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3, Episode 14

A Matter of Perspective (10 Feb. 1990)

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The widow of respected scientist Dr. Nel Apgar accuses Riker of seducing her and killing her husband. Rather than turn Riker over for unfavorable trial, the Enterprise reconstructs the facts.



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Inspector Krag
Manua Apgar
Dr. Nel Apgar
Tayna (as Juli Donald)


Approaching the space station on planet Tanaga 4, the Enterprise gets a message from local Dr. Nel Apgar, but before she can speak it explodes. The ship is visited by the planet's chief investigator, who wants to arrest Commander William T. Riker for murder after he was overheard threatening Apgar, the accuser being his present widow, Manua Apgar. The captain refuses to extradite Riker to a legal system which operates on the presumption of guilt until proven innocent, so he allows only an investigation on board, for which Data provides ample technological assistance, reproducing the station on the holodeck. Riker had a secret mission there concerning the development of a low energy converter, and was seduced by his host's wife Manua Apgar, with whom the scientist 'cought' him. According to data from the planet, the fatal energy burst, of an unidentified nature, started from the spot Riker stood just at the time of his transporting to the Enterprise. After energy strikes on board, the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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The Tanuga IV Science Station model was also used for Space Station Regula 1 in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and (turned upside down) also for the Orbital Office in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). See more »


While Riker is cleared of the charge of murder, the report of attempted rape from Apgar's wife, Manua, isn't mentioned further. See more »


[O'Brien has beamed Riker back from the research station]
Chief Miles O'Brien: Transporter room to bridge. He's aboard.
Commander William T. Riker: Why do you sound so surprised, Mr. O'Brien?
Chief Miles O'Brien: Well, for a moment, we weren't sure you left the space station in time.
Commander William T. Riker: In time for what?
Chief Miles O'Brien: It just exploded, sir.
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References Rashomon (1950) See more »


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16 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" begins with Riker beaming back to the Enterprise from a visit with Dr. Apgar. However, unexpectedly, as Riker beams to the ship, there is an explosion of some sort and Dr. Apgar is killed. Soon a police official arrives--demanding that Picard hand over Riker for prosecution. It seems that they think he's just murdered Dr. Apgar. What follows is a "Rashomon" style program where three different people give their impressions of what has occurred--followed by the actual chain of events as they occurred. Because the idea has been used many times before, I wouldn't say that this is a particularly good episode but it is reasonably interesting and worth seeing if you are a fan. Otherwise, you could certainly do better, as it's anything but original.

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