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Encyclopedia > Ishara Yar

Ishara Yar is a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation who appeared in the episode "Legacy". She was portrayed by Beth Toussaint. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Enterprise meets Ishara, Tasha Yars sister. ... Beth Toussaint is an American actress, best known for her television performances. ...


Ishara Yar was born on Turkana IV just one year before her parents died in a fight between rival gangs. The colony had fallen into anarchy after various gangs, called cadres, overthrew the government and took control, severing all ties with the United Federation of Planets. The infant Ishara and her elder sister, Natasha Yar (also known as Tasha), were taken in for a few months after they were orphaned, until one day they came home and found their caretakers were gone. The girls learned to live on the streets and to avoid the rape gangs. Unlike Tasha, who harbored continued resentment towards the cadres for the death of their parents, Ishara joined the cadre called The Coalition as soon as she was old enough. When Tasha left Turkana IV at the age of 15, she asked Ishara to go with her, but Ishara chose to stay with the cadre, saying that they had become her family. Ishara believed her sister was a coward for leaving, and claimed she did not even remember what she looked like. Turkana is a remote province in the East african nation of Kenya, and the name of an ethnic group in kenya. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Lieutenant Natasha Yar is a fictional character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...

By 2367, the colony had restored some form of order, with two dominant cadres controlling the subterranean network of tunnels that were all that remained of the colony. In the episode "Legacy", Ishara becomes the Coalition's liaison to the USS Enterprise-D after an escape pod crashes on the planet and its occupants taken hostage by the Alliance, its rival cadre. She developed a friendship with Lieutenant Commander Data, who had been close to her sister Tasha. It was eventually revealed that her assistance to the Enterprise's crew to retrieve the escape pod was part of a deception to disable the Alliance defense grid, allowing Coalition forces to invade and crush the Alliance. Data and Riker eventually stop her before she succeeded in her plan. The Enterprise meets Ishara, Tasha Yars sister. ... USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (commissioned 2363) is the name of the Galaxy class Federation starship that is the principal setting of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the film Star Trek: Generations. ...

Near the end of the episode before she is returned to Turkana IV, Ishara confesses to Data that the time she spent with him on the Enterprise was the closest she had ever come to experiencing true friendship. She gives him her proximity implant to remember her by.



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