Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season 4, Episode 13
Original Air Date: February 4, 1991
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Our heroes respond to a distress call on Ventax II. Ardra, a devil-like deity figure, has taken control of the planet and, in turn, manages to ensnare the Enterprise as well. Picard believes Ardra is an impostor and sets out to prove it.
The episode is both praised and criticized for echoing The Original Series. Kirk and company encounter a godlike con artist in "Who Mourns for Adonis," for instance. The similarity is not coincidental. The story for "Devil's Due" was originally intended for Star Trek: Phase II, a never-launched sequel series in the late '70s. This is not the greatest episode, especially after two such strong ones, but I rather like seeing Picard work his way through a Kirk story. Plus the courtroom scenes are genuinely fun, especially the interplay between Picard and Data, who is chosen by both sides as a neutral arbiter.
It certainly doesn't hurt that Marta DuBois is glamorously beautiful.
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Marta DuBois played the role of Ardra. She was born December 15, 1952 in David, Chiriqui, Panama. Most of her acting work was in television. She was the female lead in the TV movie series McBride and also had a recurring role on Magnum, P.I. In addition to Trek, her guest appearances include The A-Team, L.A. Law and Matlock.
DuBois passed away in 2018 of a brain aneurysm.