When Riker is offered the command of the the USS Aries he and Picard are pleased. They are stopping at Starbase Montgomery where they are taking a civilian on board to brief Riker on his new assignment. When it turns out to be Riker's father -they haven't seen each other for some 15 years - it seems he knows Dr. Pulaski with whom he obviously at one time had a serious relationship. It takes a physical encounter for father and son to solve their issues. Worf meanwhile has been quite irascible lately and it's left to Wesley Crusher to figure out what he needs. While at the base, the crew is also taking advantage of the facilities to have the engines looked at. Written by
Did You Know?
The title refers to Icarus, son of Daedalus and is commonly known in Greek mythology for his attempt to escape Crete by flight, which ended in a fall to his death. See more
Wesley says "Breaking synchronous orbit,", but Enterprise is shown moving in a counter-rotational orbit. Synchronous orbit would mean the ship was moving in the same direction as the planet, and maintaining the same position over a specific land-mass. See more
You know... it's funny. I can talk to a whole roomful of admirals about anything in the galaxy. But I can't talk to you about how I feel.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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