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
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Special care was taken to include a Ligonian logo into many set pieces. The hexagonal shape consisting of three diagonal stripes and a small circle is seen on walls, doors, the vaccine box and the weapon boxes. The hexagonal shape is also echoed in the shape of doors, windows and the weapon wall in the large open courtyard. See more
In the cargo bay where Lutan arrives, a roll of carpet is laid down for him to walk on. However in the next scene the roll has been turned around for Lutan's second to unroll it by kicking it. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
This is Captain Picard aboard the Starfleet vessel Enterprise. Please do us the honor of visiting our vessel.
[before the Ligonians transport themselves aboard
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more