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A Star Trek Devotional: Code of Honor

PICARD: You’re right, Data. It does sound like a joke. With the power of the Enterprise, we could overwhelm this place easily. Take what we want.
DATA: I may not understand human humor, sir, but I am a Starfleet Academy graduate.
PICARD: Which means, of course…
DATA: … understanding the Prime Directive, sir.
PICARD: Which is, unfortunately, what this is about. By our standards, the customs here and code of honor are the same kind of pompous, strutting charades that endangered our own species a few centuries ago. We evolved out of it because no one else imposed their own… (stops; shakes head ruefully) Sorry, that became a speech.

Lt. Yar and Yareena battle to the death for the position of Lutan's "First One"

In Code of Honor, the Enterprise crew visit a planet to open trade negotiations to obtain a vaccine. When the leader of that world, Lutan, abducts security chief, Lt. Tasha Yar, and his wife challenges Yar to a fight to the death, Captain Picard orders Data and Geordi La Forge to analyse the weapons with the aim of evaluating their use in a battle to the death between Yar and Lutan’s wife. Continue reading A Star Trek Devotional: Code of Honor

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A Star Trek Devotional: Encounter at Farpoint

John de Lancie as Q in WWIII/Post-Atomic Horro...
Q as an officer from the Mid-21st Century Wars, from Encounter at Farpoint. (Image via Flickr)

I wanted to try my hand at writing a devotional based on episodes of Star Trek. I am a Trekkie, and I feel there is a lot that we can learn from the various episodes. That I’ll have to watch more Star Trek in preparation for these devotionals is just a happy coincidence. My first devotional is based on the first episode (double episode) of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Encounter at Farpoint.

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