With The First Link 3.02 – The Ensigns of Command

TNG: SEASON 3, EPISODE 2

Data is sent to facilitate the relocation of a human community that the Enterprise is shocked to discover resides outside of Federation territory. When Data arrives, he is met with resistance from the community’s leadership – but an also an admiring ally.

Ruthie and Matthew talk about the importance of place, home, land, and tradition as this episodes themes of forced displacement reminds us of the current conflict in the Middle East.