The Enterprise visit the planet Angel One in the hopes of rescuing the survivors of a Federation vessel that crashed there several years before. It's taken many years for them to receive the distress call and they're not sure what to expect. They do know that Angel One is a matriarchal society where women are the stronger and men adopt a more subservient role. They face an unusual problem when they find the survivors. As for Riker, he has to tread carefully when the planet's leader, Beata, takes an interest in him. Aboard the Enterprise Picard and Dr. Crusher have their own crisis when a severe flu epidemic strikes the crew. Written by
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The concept of Angel One's Matriarchal leadership and dominance was originally intended to be an allegory to South Africa's system of Apartheid, a major topical issue in the late 1980s. See more
When Riker meets with Beata and Ariel, the shadow of a boom mic moving around can be seen on the wall behind them. See more
Commander William T. Riker
Martyrs cannot be silenced.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more