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Star Trek: La nouvelle génération The Vengeance Factor (1987–1994) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Adventure / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Original Title: The Vengeance Factor
Director: Timothy Bond
Writers: Gene Roddenberry,Sam Rolfe
Released: 1987–1994
Duration: 45min
Video type: TV Episode
The Enterprise is transporting the Sovereign Marouk in an attempt to get a break away group of her people to return to the fold, so to speak. They broke away almost 100 years ago and and are now known as the Gatherers, a band of scavengers forever raiding and scavenging anything they can get their hands on. Marouk is prepared to offer them an amnesty but there is a great deal of mistrust between them. Commander Riker meanwhile takes an interest in Marouk's cook Yuta, but the attention of the crew is diverted to finding a saboteur when one of the Gatherers is killed.
Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart - Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes Jonathan Frakes - Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton LeVar Burton - Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn Michael Dorn - Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden Gates McFadden - Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis Marina Sirtis - Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner Brent Spiner - Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton - Wesley Crusher
Lisa Wilcox Lisa Wilcox - Yuta
Joey Aresco Joey Aresco - Brull
Nancy Parsons Nancy Parsons - Sovereign Marouk
Stephen Lee Stephen Lee - Chorgan
Marc Lawrence Marc Lawrence - Volnath
Elkanah Burns Elkanah Burns - Temarek (as Elkanah J. Burns)

This was the last episode that aired in the 1980s.

Volnath's armor is made of recycled Borg costuming from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Who (1989).

The Federation science outpost attacked by the Gatherers just prior to the episode used a large scenic background painting originally from Forbidden Planet (1956). The painting is a planetscape seen through the window of the station.

This takes place in 2366.

The Gatherer ship studio model was a reuse of the Mondor from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Samaritan Snare (1989).

Penthor Mul died in 2313.

Reviews: [9]

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    This was a pretty good episode from the Next Generation series, but the ending was a big plot hole (as mentioned in the goof section for this episode). I absolutely agree with that comment. Why wasn't she beamed abroad the Enterprise and held in the brig? Why was Riker allowed to carry a phaser into a conference and then proceed to slowly dial up the power while Picard sat silent? Everyone in the conference just stood by watching the entire sequence of events as Riker kept firing at her again and again. This bad ending was just a ploy to show remorse on Riker's part at the end of the episode for having killed her as if he had no other choice. Well, in fact, he did, but the plot hole ignored the other choices.
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    ST:TNG:57 - "The Vengeance Factor" (Stardate: 43421.9) - this is the 9th episode of the 3rd season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    This is one of the better and emotional episodes of TNG. It involves a centuries old blood feud that supposedly ended a century ago. However, things aren't what they seem and as members of the winning feud begin to mysteriously die, it's up to the Enterprise crew, and more specifically Riker, to figure out what's happening.

    A brilliant performance by Lisa Wilcox as Yuta (who because of Riker becomes conflicted in her goals), and a very emotional climax in which Riker has to make a choice in regards to her.
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    And, any excuse to have a great vaporization is worth seeing. Starting from this seasons episode "the high ground", this show had less vaporizations than before. Probably because it's cheaper just to have sparky phaser hits.

    The main story here deals with a group of people who live like Capt. Jack Sparrow, stealing things to live. The Acamarian "Gatherers".

    Well, Picard has had enough, so he grabs the High Faluto of Acamaria and then hunts down a group of gatherers. That's where we see Mark Lawrence's next generation cameo. He will show up a few years later in Deep Space 9 as "Mr. Zimo". Remember, this is the crook who gets killed at the beginning of "the man with the golden gun". So it was great to see one of my favorite character actors show up in Trek.

    While Picard sets out to gather up all of the gatherers, Will Riker starts having eyes for one of the servants, "Yuta". But when she cannot perform sexually as anybody but a slave, he starts wondering what has been done to her. Riker's interest coincides with Crusher's medical investigation, and something terrible was discovered.

    That is one of the mysteries of this episode, and that is what invalidates the so-called "goof" of this episode. She speaks about how she was changed, changed so she can pursue vengeance for the rest of her clan who was killed. She is the last of her clan, changed irrevocably to live forever until she fulfills her purpose. So she has no life, no choice but to do what she needs to do.

    That is why I don't really think she could've just been jailed or stunned. I don't think the brig would've held her, and there was nothing else but to prevent her from touching her victim. And Will was the one who had discovered what she was: So it was his responsibility to stop her.

    So I don't think he needed to have a reason to show up with a phaser on a ship where Picard is having a delicate meeting- I don't consider the ending of this as a goof of any sort. It was a hard choice that Will Riker had to make. And he didn't like having to make it.
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    *** SPOILER ALERT! ***

    The political episodes of ST:TNG are my least favorite. Lots of talk, no action. This one was no exception. Despite claims to the contrary, Will's murder of Uta made no sense. He was standing ten feet away from her, and could have easily screened her from the intended victim after his phaser's first "stun" shot -- and he's at least twice her size. She could have been restrained, perhaps rehabilitated, or at least taken to a planet far, far away. Above all, Will had strong feelings for her, so his summary execution was simply unnecessary -- and a criminal act. The idea was obviously to produce a "dramatic" situation, but it only came off as contrived and unnecessarily brutal.
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    Captain Picard is getting sick of dealing with The Gatherers--a group of renegade Acamarians who survive through piracy. It's disruptive to this quadrant of space and he's determined to put a stop to it peacefully, if possible. With the help of Sovereign Marouk, he hopes to offer these raiders an amnesty in order to re-unify the Acamarians and restore peace to the region. However, no one realizes that Marouk's servant, Yuta, has a blood feud and she couldn't care less about the peace--she just wants revenge for some personal vendetta. At the same time, Riker (as usual) is a horn-dog and is looking to score with Yuta. Will this make him blind to the risk she poses?

    This is a decent but otherwise unremarkable episode. While the goof listed on IMDb is valid, I don't think it was a serious flaw and didn't harm my enjoyment of the show.
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    I agree with an earlier review that Riker could have beamed Yuta straight to the brig instead of vaporizing her. I can't count how many TNG/Voyager episodes have featured miracles of sensors + transporter technology, but that would have robbed the audience of the 1 on 1 conflict. It was important for Riker to make the awful choice and live with it. The ending in 10-forward with Riker not really caring about an upcoming shore leave shows that. I like how the 3rd season featured a darker, more emotional progression for the series. I watched TNG on first run and it was very clear even back in 1990 that the show had reached a new level compared to the early seasons.
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    For my money, it would've been far more more powerful to have Riker transport Yutah to the brig for their final confrontation. Imagine the image of him telling her, "I've seen the side of you that regrets what you've become," then walking away. Just seems that would've been more true to the idea that vengeance unchecked can only harm, not bring closure. And given that Lisa Wilcox, as mentioned elsewhere, gives quite the nuanced yet bravura performance, leaving her alone to face the failure of her quest would have been perhaps a more appropriate ending--I myself had the impression that Yutah would have looked at death as a relief.
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    The Enterprise is on a mission of reconciliation in this story. A group of free booting space pirates have been pillaging a section of space. They are a group who never accepted peace on their planet and have existed as nomads in space.

    The ruler of their world Nancy Parsons is willing to talk with the pirate leader Stephen Lee with Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a role as mediator. It won't be easy. Like the British and Irish they've got some centuries of hate working against peace.

    There's a bit of romance going with Commander Riker and the Parsons's servant/cook Lisa Wilcox. But Wilcox is working her own agenda in this episode and it isn't a beneficial one.

    Jonathan Frakes and Lisa Wilcox have some tender scenes together and there is also a great scene with the very proper Wesley Crusher and pirate emissary Joey Aresco. Wil Wheaton does not get this guy at all.

    It all ends sadly for two of the cast. But it looks like peace may have a chance.
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    Once again the Etnerprise finds itself the arbiter in a long standing feud where a race of looters has developed when they have been disenfranchised by the planetary powers. It is right that the comfortable sustaining culture reach out to these people, even though they are sort of like pirates or barbarians. They have taken on the role of traffickers in stolen goods and see the sitting culture as oppressive and disinterested. Picard and the crew are determined to do something about this without messing with the prime directive. The leader of the planet, a matriarch who is waited on by a young woman who has no say in her own life agrees, much to her chagrin, to go about negotiating. Well, there's a fly in the ointment in that the young woman is a member of a clan who is set on murdering the scavengers in retribution for things that happened years ago. She can transmit a virus that kills almost instantly. Riker is interested in her, perhaps romantically, but also because of her lack of will. Will must make a really grave choice eventually and many have discussed this already. It's a solid episode.