Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season 3, Episode 2
Original Air Date: October 2, 1989
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The episode is a mixed bag. The basic premise is good and certainly well-grounded in historical precedent. The Data development is meaningful. But the acting among the colonists is painfully wooden. The exception is Ard'rian (Eileen Seeley), a young woman who is fascinated by Data and takes his side.
On the other hand, it's a fantastic Picard-as-badass story. His showdown with the ruthless, patronizing and stiflingly bureaucratic Seliak is highly satisfying. After witnessing Picard's diplomatic genius at work:
Riker: You enjoyed that.Didn't we all, Captain?
Picard: You're damned right!
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Eileen Seeley was born December 23, 1959. She grew up in Suffern, New York. Other prominent television work includes guest appearances on Hunter, Quantum Leap and ER plus a stint as a regular on the short-lived Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Her biggest film role was Martha Wayne in Batman Forever.