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Code of Honor 

When the leader of an alien culture takes a romantic interest in Lt. Yar, he claims her for his own, to the dismay of his own wife, who, in turn, challenges Tasha in a fight to the death.


Russ Mayberry, Les Landau (uncredited)


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Katharyn Powers | 3 more credits »




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 (credit only)
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ... Lutan
Karole Selmon ... Yareena
Julian Christopher ... Hagon (as James Louis Watkins)
Michael Rider ... Transporter Chief


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 garykmcd

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Julian Christopher (credited as James Louis Watkins), who played Hagon, later played a Cardassian overseer in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tribunal (1994), credited as Julian Christopher. See more »


Studio lights and set rigging reflected in the Conference room windows. See more »


Lt. Commander Data: What Lutan did is similar to what certain American Indians once did called "counting coup." That is from an obscure language known as French. Counting coup...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Data. The French language, for centuries on Earth, represented civilization.
Lt. Commander Data: Indeed? But surely, sir...
Commander William T. Riker: [sotto voce] I suggest you drop it, Mr. Data.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cost Of Living (1992) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Cringy episode
18 November 2019 | by BeatPoet1972See all my reviews

Disregarding the obvious bigoted premise, the episode was incredibly poorly written. And I certainly got the distinct impression that none of the cast enjoyed working on it.

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