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Star Trek - The Next Generation. Banned Clip from 'The High Ground'

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Uploaded on Dec 29, 2010

This clip is taken from an episode called 'The High Ground'. The result of this short conversation, and the general theme of the program being centered around insurgency as a means to achieve freedom, led to the BBC (The British Broadcasting Corporation- Britain's national broadcaster) and Sky TV (a Satellite Broadcaster) putting a ban on showing the episode.

When Sky did show the episode they cut the part about Irish reunification in 2024. In Ireland on RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann-Ireland's national broadcaster) the showing of the full episode came with a warning describing the content as "Fictional and Aspirational."

The complete episode was only shown for the first time on the BBC in September 2007, Sky TV soon followed suit and aired the full uncut episode. This was 17 years after the original air-date in the U.S. The full program can now be seen on a number of satellite channels unedited.

This ban covered the area of broadcast/transmission/coverage of the BBC (UK and Ireland), Sky TV (mainly the UK and Ireland at that time, but also including parts of Europe) the 'aspirational notice' placed on the program was by RTE (Ireland).

My sincerest and deepest thanks to everybody that has read the above description before posting mad comments. Yes I am aware it was not banned in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, Outer Mongolia, Mars, Jupiter, Heaven or Hell and yeah I know you "have seen it like ten times Dude on VHS/DVD/BluRay/Netflix" or what ever, but I'm sure "Debbie does Dallas" is also available on several of those formats as well, yet I can't see the BBC showing that any time soon.

What the writer said about the 'High Ground'
"What I wanted to do was the American Revolution. They wouldn't let me, so we ended up doing Northern Ireland, which I felt made our people look incredibly stupid. I wanted it with Picard as Cornwallis and the Romulans would have been the French, who were in our revolution, trying to break this planet away. Suddenly Picard realized he's one of the oppressors. Instead we do 'Breakfast in Belfast'."
- Melinda Snodgrass, writer of Next Generation episode "The High Ground"

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
E. M. Forster.

If you wish to learn more about the ban please follow the links below.
Thank you
Howth Mauser.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/no...
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2011-1...
http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/BBC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High...)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708799/
http://www.trektoday.com/reviews/tng/...
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/12/star...
http://www.tv.com/shows/star-trek-the...
http://listverse.com/2010/03/17/top-1...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bliz...
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/media/...
http://www.upworthy.com/banned-star-t...
http://fanlore.org/wiki/The_Four_Bann...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708799/r...
http://www.wellbeyondthepale.com/inde...
http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hu...
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php...
http://lettertoamerica.blogs.com/lett...
http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/0...
http://stng.36el.com/st-tng/trivia/sy...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50066/...
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php...
http://www.theguardian.com/music/musi...

Music banned by the BBC
http://thelineofbestfit.com/features/...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50178/...
If you think the BBC have changed then follow this link to further controversy over their censorship stance from early in 2011.
http://saebpress.com/2012/02/bbc-cens...

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