Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season 3, Episode 12
Original Air Date: January 29, 1990
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While the away team visits Rutia IV, Dr. Crusher is abducted by a terrorist group. Obviously, the Enterprise crew must rescue her. Along the way, we get an interesting though occasionally clumsy exploration of terrorism as a means of waging war against a militarily superior enemy.
The story is based on The Troubles in Northern Ireland, though the writer, Melinda Snodgrass, did not originally intend it that way. Her plan was an American Revolution parallel (with Picard as Cornwallis) but the production bosses insisted on the change. Apparently, this sort of switcheroo happened often and perhaps that explains TNG's overall clumsiness with message episodes. Since the ultimate allegory was not part of the original story, those aspects feel tacked on because essentially, they were.
Due to the relatively sympathetic attitude towards the terrorists, "The High Ground" was not aired unedited in the UK until 2007. The full episode has never aired on RTÉ, the Irish national television network.
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Canadian actress Kerrie Keane plays the role of Alexana Devos, the head of Rutian security. She was born September 7, 1948. She majored in history at McMaster University.
Her most prominent big screen appearance was in Obsessed, for which she was nominated for a Genie Award (Canada's Oscars). Beyond Trek, she has made guest appearances on Matlock, Beverly Hills 90210 and Murder, She Wrote.