Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1, Episode 13

Angel One (23 Jan. 1988)

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Riker, Troi, Data and Yar beam down to a planet ruled by a matriarchal government in the hopes of locating a missing freighter crew.


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Karen Montgomery ...
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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 garykmcd

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47-reference: Data tells the away team that they must leave for the Neutral Zone in 48 minutes, then he counts down to 47 minutes. 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: To travel the distance we did in two days at warp 1, would have taken the Odin escape pod five months.
Lt. Commander Data: 5 months, 6 days, 11 hours, 2 minutes...
Commander William T. Riker: Thank you, Data.
Lt. Commander Data: ...and 57 seconds.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Coming of Age (1988) See more »


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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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bad show, bad acting
28 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even for Star Trek, this is a preachy and obvious episode. O.K., we get it, any "---archy," matri- or patri- is bad. No need to belabor the point. But the show undermines its own premise by having the problem almost solved when Riker gets it on with the ruling female, Mistress Beata. In other words, as long as the guy is great in bed, nothing else matters. Shades of Captain Kirk. And, just to be clear, the actress playing Beata, Karen Montgomery, seems to have the acting skills and emotional range of a fourth-grader. Its no wonder then that, according to the IMDb, she's made only two other shows since this one. All in all, not one of ST:NG's better efforts.

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