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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Doctor Crusher is seen wearing an antiquated wristwatch when she is reviving Yareena in the transporter room. 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
[after Yareena's "death", she has renounced Lutan as her First One and chosen Hagon in his place
Lieutenant Tasha Yar
How sad for you. You've lost everything.
I have my honor.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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