Stardate 43510.7: While tending to innocent bystanders injured in the explosion of a terrorist bomb, Dr. Crusher is taken hostage by a ruthless freedom fighter who is blind to the fate of his rebellion and refuses to hear any argument from the Starfleet officers or the local law enforcers that his way of “liberating” his people may not be just.
written by Melinda M. Snodgrass
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
music by Ron Jones
Guest Cast: Kerrie Keane (Devos), Richard Cox (Finn), Marc Buckland (Waiter), Fred G. Smith (Policeman), Christopher Pettiet (Boy)
Notes: On the BBC, which was the first broadcast outlet in the UK to show Star Trek: The Next Generation, this episode was banned due to fear its allegory to Irish Republican Army terrorism is too controversial (and then there’s that bit about the Irish Reunification in the 21st century in which terrorism was a key successful element).
LogBook entry by Earl Green