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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When Yar is kidnapped the crew wonders what to do, and Picard dramatically orders a barrage of torpedoes as a show of force. But Yar's location could have been determined via her communication pin, and she could simply have been beamed back. However, without compromising the Prime Directive (which is what the whole story is all about) and risking a war with the Ligonians, that would probably not have been a viable option. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Understanding has made friends of many different people. We've had a good beginning, Lutan.
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