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Devil's Due 

While answering a distress call, Picard finds himself not sure of exactly who he is dealing with, but he's sure he's not dealing with the planet's version of the Devil, as she claims to be.

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Tom Benko

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Philip LaZebnik (teleplay by) (as Philip Lazebnik) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Marta DuBois ... Ardra
Paul Lambert ... Dr. Howard Clarke
Marcelo Tubert ... Acost Jared
Thad Lamey Thad Lamey ... Devil Monster
Tom Magee Tom Magee ... Klingon Monster
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Storyline

The Enterprise obliges a planet which acutely faces an original problem: the mythic being Ardra demands they honor a contract concluded 1,000 years ago, under the terms of which that world now becomes entirely her property, with all its people as her slaves and everything in orbit, as payment for her settling their ancestors' apparently hopeless problems then with war and environment decay. Picard is told she is known by many names in various systems, all frightening and almost almighty, but he refuses to believe she's the planet's version of the Devil, and decides to challenge her legal claim. Data finds under the planet's law the only possible way is by choosing an arbitrator - she proposes ever objective Data, who warns Picard he will be impartial, and is accepted... Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

Robert Blackman was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series. See more »

Goofs

While Picard is talking with Data, Riker's voice comes over the com system saying "Captain Picard, please report to the bridge." But Picard is the most senior officer on board, and would not "report" to Riker or anyone else. Riker should have said "please come to the bridge". See more »

Quotes

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [to Data] Method acting? I'm vaguely familiar with it...
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Exile (2003) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Comedy Gold
3 April 2018 | by tbp8See all my reviews

How can you not like this gem? Hands down one of the funniest TNG episodes!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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