Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1, Episode 3

Code of Honor (10 Oct. 1987)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 1,160 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 7 critic

When the leader of an alien culture takes a romantic interest in Lt. Yar, he claims her for his own, to the dismay of his own wife, who, in turn, challenges Tasha in a fight to the death.


, (uncredited)


(created by), , 1 more credit »
Watch Episode
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 20 Aug 2011
a list of 176 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
a list of 38 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
a list of 679 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Code of Honor" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Code of Honor (10 Oct 1987)

Code of Honor (10 Oct 1987) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 176 Episodes | Next Episode »




Episode cast overview:
Lt. Worf (credit only)
Hagon (as James Louis Watkins)


The Enterprise travels to the planet Ligon II to collect a vaccine that will prevent a particularly virulent disease on Federation planet Cyrus IV. The planet's leader, Lutan, is more than pleased to provide them with the cure but while on board takes a particular interest in the ship's security officer, Lt. Tasha Yar. He is attracted to her physically and is intrigued at her obvious skills and intelligence. He kidnaps her to show that he is a brave man but when the time comes for her return, he refuses to do so wanting to make her his first wife. His current first wife challenges Tasha to a fight to the death to retain her position. Meanwhile, Data continues to try and understand humor but the nuances continue to escape him. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

10 October 1987 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This takes place in 2364. See more »


Captain Picard orders a display of photon torpedoes to detonate "1,000 meters short of the planet's surface" (equivalent to 3,280 feet). The torpedoes clearly detonate above the planet's visible atmosphere. While the exact altitude is unknown because of the size of the planet and the atmosphere, the altitude is at least 200-300 km (125 to 185 miles), massively higher than 1,000 meters. See more »


Lutan: A code of honor protects one, Captain, like a magic cloak.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I will order Lieutenant Yar to fight. And may your cloak bring you all you deserve.
See more »


Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cost of Living (1992) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Odd One
16 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tasha Yar is kidnapped by a race who resemble tribal Africans. The leader of this race wants her as his wife and subsequently she is forced to fight it out with his old wife. Quite a bizarre episode,which has far more in common with the original series than Next Gen, a move probably entirely deliberate given that this only the third episode. I have to say as a Star Trek fan, I can put up with a lot of shoddy acting, but something about Tasha Yar always made me grind my teeth. Perhaps it was the haircut, or the tone of voice but I never liked her much and this is a perfect example of why. To be honest I was pleased when she left the series and actually enjoyed her performances in her subsequent and inevitable comebacks. Not essential.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did Klingons steal Warp Drive technology instead of inventing it? Matthew7819
What was with Rikers beard and Word having long hair? Matthew7819
10 Years with no Star Trek Series! grauhase
Could they survive? hardkaneda
Relics: Old dogs, and new Tricks. laclone
Would Q be powerless against the Prophets/Wormhole Aliens from DS9? Matthew7819
Discuss Code of Honor (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page