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Angel One 

Riker, Troi, Data and Yar beam down to a planet ruled by a matriarchal government in the hopes of locating a missing freighter crew.


Michael Ray Rhodes (as Michael Rhodes)


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Patrick Barry | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Karen Montgomery Karen Montgomery ... Beata
Sam Hennings ... Ramsey
Patricia McPherson ... Ariel
Leonard Crofoot ... Trent (as Leonard John Crofoot)


The Enterprise visit the planet Angel One in the hopes of rescuing the survivors of a Federation vessel that crashed there several years before. It's taken many years for them to receive the distress call and they're not sure what to expect. They do know that Angel One is a matriarchal society where women are the stronger and men adopt a more subservient role. They face an unusual problem when they find the survivors. As for Riker, he has to tread carefully when the planet's leader, Beata, takes an interest in him. Aboard the Enterprise Picard and Dr. Crusher have their own crisis when a severe flu epidemic strikes the crew. Written by garykmcd

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This episode marks the first mention of the Romulans in The Next Generation. See more »


When Yar, Data and Troi beam over to meet with the Odin survivors for the first time, both Yar and Troi begin the trip with their arms behind their backs. When they rematerialize, however, they have their arms at the side. Also, the position and stance of all three changes slightly during transport. See more »


Commander William T. Riker: To travel the distance we did in two days at warp 1, would have taken the Odin escape pod five months.
Lt. Commander Data: 5 months, 6 days, 11 hours, 2 minutes...
Commander William T. Riker: Thank you, Data.
Lt. Commander Data: ...and 57 seconds.
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Edited into Star Trek: The Next Generation: Samaritan Snare (1989) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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bad show, bad acting
28 February 2010 | by rgarfielSee all my reviews

Even for Star Trek, this is a preachy and obvious episode. O.K., we get it, any "---archy," matri- or patri- is bad. No need to belabor the point. But the show undermines its own premise by having the problem almost solved when Riker gets it on with the ruling female, Mistress Beata. In other words, as long as the guy is great in bed, nothing else matters. Shades of Captain Kirk. And, just to be clear, the actress playing Beata, Karen Montgomery, seems to have the acting skills and emotional range of a fourth-grader. Its no wonder then that, according to the IMDb, she's made only two other shows since this one. All in all, not one of ST:NG's better efforts.

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23 January 1988 (USA) See more »

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