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

Code of Honor (10 Oct. 1987)

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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.

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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

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This takes place in 2364. See more »

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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 »

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

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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.


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