Episode 3-12, The High Ground

The High Ground is a good episode, despite how the show’s writers felt about it. True, they don’t have anything to say about terrorism that’s new, but what else is there to say? Is terrorism terrible? Yes. Is it usually effective? Also yes. I think what this episode does do really well is show how the Federation oppresses people without even realizing it when they assist dominant governments who struggle with minority factions, something DS9 will explore in depth. I also couldn’t help but feeling they should have cast Eric Bogosian in the role, but Richard Cox does a good job too.