A Matter of Perspective


Episode Info

Accused of murdering a top scientist (Mark Margolis) and causing the descruction of the Botanica Four space station, Riker is tried for murder on the planet Tanuga Four, where the judges are predisposed to enter a "guilty" verdict. What follows is a Rashomon-style testimony, which at one point suggests that Riker was having an affair with the dead man's wife (Gina Hecht). Hoping to save his colleague, Captain Picard uses the Holodeck to recreate the events leading up to the crime. Ed Zuckerman wrote the script for "A Matter of Perspective," which originally aired February 17, 1990.


Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
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