The crew of the Enterprise enters into orbit around the home planet of their former crew-mate, Tasha Yar, where they encounter her sister.



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The Enterprise aborts an archaeological mission, responding to an emergency call from the devastated colony on the home planet of deceased crew-mate Tasha Yar, Turkana 4, where two Federation officers are held hostage, captured from an escape pod, by the Alliance which fights since decades a rebel party, the Coalition, including Tasha's sister Ishara Yar, who seems prepared to any sacrifice necessary to help rescue the officers and wins Data's friendship, but came with a sacred agenda... Written by KGF Vissers

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27 October 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When talking to Ishara on the bridge, Data talks about Tasha becoming close to "myself". Grammatically this is incorrect, he should have said "me" as he is the object pronoun. For someone who is impeccable in language including lack of contractions, this is an odd mistake. See more »


At the 21 minute mark, Ishara is shot with a phaser, Cmdr Riker appears and guides the presumably unconscious Ishara out of sight. At this time, Ishara is still somehow clutching her phaser. See more »


Commander William T. Riker: Data, have you got a flush or a full house?
Lt. Commander Data: It will cost you twenty to make that determination, sir.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (1992) See more »


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Voyage to the Planet of the Rape Gangs...
18 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this episode, the Enterprise is called to the hellish planet from which Tasha Yar was raised. Yes, it's the planet of the rape gangs-- about which we've heard so much in season one. Why go to this planet? Well, some Federation crew members crash landed here. However, when the away team lands to retrieve them, some of the folks had apparently been taken prisoner by one of the planet's crazy factions. These factions are like giant gangs--gangs which have been fighting and destroying the planet for decades. Can the Enterprise trust one of these nasty brutes (who also claims to be Tasha Yar's sister) or is she just an awful jerk like the rest of them? Regardless, it will be tough on Data, as he's grown close to her.

Whenever Tasha Yar and her rape planet are mentioned, I groan. Rape is a VERY important and sad topic but instead of getting serious discussion on this program, it became a clichéd catch-phrase. No wonder I was NOT thrilled about any episode that would visit this place and once again repeat that awful line of dialog! Below average.

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