Episode 157: "The Vengeance Factor" 

After finding traces of Acamarian blood at a looted Federation outpost, Picard leads the crew to Acamar III. There, he learns that the responsibility for the attack on the outpost lies with the Gatherers, a thieving band of renegade Acamarians who split off from their culture 100 years ago, following centuries of battles between rival clans. When Acamar's leader, Marouk, expresses her desire to reintegrate the Gatherers into her now peaceful society, Picard offers the services of the Enterprise to find the bandits.
The search leads to a Gatherers camp in the Hroni Cluster, where the pack leader, Brull, agrees to meet with Marouk to discuss her proposal for amnesty. During the meeting, however, Marouk's young servant Yuta kills an elderly Gatherer from the Lornack clan named Volnoth, though she makes it appear as if he suffered a heart attack. Dr. Crusher soon discovers that Volnoth was murdered by a microvirus specifically engineered to prove fatal to his system.

Despite Brull's interest in Marouk's proposals, he insists that they must meet with the Gatherer chief, Chorgan, before any final decisions can be made. En route to Chorgan's hideout, Riker is drawn to the enigmatic Yuta, who claims to desire freedom, but alludes to the fact that her path in life has already been determined. Adding to Yuta's mystery, Riker learns that she serves Marouk not by command, but by choice.

Although Chorgan is at first violently opposed to talking with Marouk, Wesley Crusher is able to convince him that it would be in his best interests to do so. While Marouk attends a meeting on the Gatherer ship, Riker learns that Yuta was responsible for Volnoth's death and has killed others in the Lornack clan whose surviving members include Chorgan. Knowing that Yuta is attending Marouk's conference with Chorgan, Riker beams aboard the Gatherer vessel.

Riker arrives just in time to prevent Yuta from killing the unsuspecting Chorgan. Yuta proclaims that she is only seeking vengeance for the massacre of her clan, the Tralestas, by Chorgan's clan. She explains that her grandfather, the only other survivor of the attack, altered her cells to make her touch fatal to the Lornacks, and that she used her position with Marouk to get close to the last remaining members of the Lornack clan. When Yuta makes another attempt to touch Chorgan, Riker is forced to destroy her with his phaser, thus ending her mission. The peace talks, however, are saved.

Production: 157
Season: 3 Episode: 9
Air Date: 11.20.1989
Stardate: 43421.9
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher
Nancy Parsons as Marouk
Joey Aresco as Brull
Lisa Wilcox as Yuta
Stephen Lee as Chorgan
Elkanah Burns as Temarek
Marc Lawrence as Volnoth
Lisa Wilcox Bio:

Lisa has performed in over 100 film, television, commercial and theatre productions. Starting her career in Equity Waiver theatre, then completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at UCLA, Lisa went on to play the lead role of "Alice" in Nightmare on Elm Street 4, The Dream Master, directed by Renee Harlin. Due to the phenomenal box office success of Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Lisa played "Alice" once again in Nightmare on Elm Street 5, The Dream Child, directed by Stephen Hopkins. Since the Nightmare series, Lisa was a regular in the television series Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures, Knots Landing, General Hospital and numerous guest starring roles. Some of her television highlights include her portrayal of "Carol Brady/Florence Henderson" in the TV movie, Brady Bunch The Final Days, and Star Trek, The Next Generation, portraying the part of "Yuta". This episode, "The Vengeance Factor" became so prolific, that "Yuta" is featured on the Star Trek Next Generation Monopoly Board! Other film credits include Men Seeking Women, starring Wil Farrell and she co-starred with Mark Hamill in Watchers Reborn. Notably, Lisa played the lead in the student foreign short film, "The All New Adventures of Chastity Blade" which was nominated for an Academy Award.

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

"The Vengeance Factor"
(f.k.a. "The Human Factor," "The Vengeance," "The Weapon")
#40273-157

Written by
Sam Rolfe

Directed by
Timothy Bond

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SEPTEMBER 29, 1989

STAR TREK: "The Vengeance Factor" - REV. 10/11/89 - CAST

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
"The Vengeance Factor"

CAST

PICARD                                                Acamarians
RIKER                               SOVEREIGN MAROUK
DATA                                                               YUTA
BEVERLY                                                                   
TROI                                                          Gatherers
GEORDI                                                       BRULL
WORF                                                   TEMAREK
WESLEY                                              CHORGAN
                                                               VOLNOTH

Non-speaking                     Non-speaking Acamarians
SUPERNUMERARIES                            BODYGUARD
MEDICS                                                                             
TWO FEDERATION SCIENTISTS       FEMALE MAID
                                                                      SERVANTS

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