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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In a 2012 interview, Brent Spiner
recalled, "It was just a racist episode. Maybe not intentionally but it felt that way and looked that way. It was the third episode so it was fortuitous that we did our worst that early on and it never got quite that bad again." See more
[Dr. Crusher is faced with an epidemic plague on a Federation planet
Doctor Beverly Crusher
Damn. Where are the calluses we doctors are supposed to grow over our feelings?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Perhaps the good ones never get them.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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