Star Trek: The Next Generation

Code Of Honor

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/12/87
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 41235.25 Tasha Yar must fight for her life, and a vaccine that will save a race of people, when she is kidnapped and forced to battle her abductor's wife.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick Stewart

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard

  • Jonathan Frakes

    Cmdr. William T. Riker

  • Brent Spiner

    Lt. Cmdr. Data

  • Gates McFadden

    Dr. Beverly Crusher

  • Marina Sirtis

    Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • Just astonishingly sexist and awful

    By allenslea, Sep 10, 2014

  • Racist piece of shit

    By gregoryandlin, Oct 04, 2013

  • "Code Of Bummer"

    By lazoomusic, Apr 10, 2013

  • Stupid episode

    By LBF522, Apr 03, 2012

  • I'm surprised that many did not like this episode.

    By AlexTheGreyWolf, Jun 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Lutan: A code of honor protects one like a magic cloak.

    • 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. Picard: Mr. Data, the French language, for centuries on Earth, represented civilization. Data: Indeed? But surely, sir.. Riker: I suggest you drop it, Mr. Data.

    • Riker: I'll see that (Wesley) leaves immediately. Picard: No. Riker: No? Picard: Why don't you sit down at Ops next to Lt. LaForge? Wesley: Sir? Geordi: Sir? Picard: Is the whole ship deaf? Sit down over there, young man.

    • Data: Most interesting. Could this be Human Joke #663? LaForge: Negative, Data. That's a captain's order.

    Notes (3)

    • In the original script, only Lutan's guards were specified to be black; it was director Russ Mayberry's idea to cast the rest of the guest cast as all black performers. Late in the episode's production, Gene Roddenberry became concerned about this decision and Mayberry's handling of the story, and fired him. The rest of the episode was directed by Les Landau.

    • In the scene on the planet where Tasha is sitting on the floor and Picard and Troi enter the room, there's a lamp in the background. It's exactly the same design (maybe even the same prop?) as the summoning device in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Equinox (2)".

    • The first appearances of the Enterprise holodeck grid and arch.

    Trivia (9)

    • When Picard orders Riker to have the torpedoes detonate 1,000 meters above the surface, they did not even make it into the atmosphere prior to exploding.

    • When the battle to the death begins, Lutan states it is not to be interrupted. But when Yareena loses her weapon, he stops the fight for her to retrieve it; not to mention helping the one he wants to lose.

    • During her fight with Yareena, Yar's weapon is on her left hand. However, when Yar beams up with Yareena, the weapon moves to her right hand.

    • While on the planet, watch Troi's arms. In the group shots, Troi's arms are at her sides, while in the close-ups, her arms are behind her back.

    • When Dr. Crusher examines Yareena after she is "killed," a watch can be seen on Crusher's left wrist. Humans, especially Starfleet officers, don't wear watches, as they can usually just ask the computer for the time. Certainly we never see other Starfleet officers wear wrist watches, and Crusher never wears one again.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Picard's Gift Horse While Picard speaks to Lutan about the similarities between their cultures, he offers him a gift. Despite the fact that he says it is of Chinese origin, it bears a striking resemblance to the Trojan Horse, the mythological "gift" left in front of the gates of Troy by the Greeks. This was a large, hollow wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers. The Trojans opened their gates and brought in the horse. At night, the Greek soldiers crept out of the horse and took Troy. The term "Trojan Horse" has come to mean a sneak attack, which is meaningful in this episode considering that more than one such event take place in this episode.

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