Saturday, March 31, 2012

A is for Ardra

A is for Ardra but who is she? Ardra is a mysterious Star Trek character from The Next Generation's episode 'Devils Due.' Over a thousand years ago the planet Ventax II was rocked with civil unrest, pollution, murder and mayhem. We know from Captain Picard's chat with Leader Jared that Ardra delivered the population peace and prosperity except theres a catch.

Ventaxians sign a legally binding contract surrendering their planet to the devil affording citizens a peaceful millennium of prosperity. The deal is struck with the devil except time passes and Ardra returns. Earthquakes rock the planet striking fear into Ventaxian hearts. Apparently the mythical figure Ardra is the real deal but why is Captain Picard suspicious of her powers?

Is Ardra really the devil?

15 comments:

L. G. Keltner said...

I always liked that episode. Now that you've mentioned it here, I want to watch it again. Good thing I have Netflix.

Su said...

There's nothing not to like about a Star Trek-themed blog. Very cool! Best of luck in A to Z!

Retro-Zombie said...

Loveliest con artist in space... except for that tribble guy...

Great start... to the challenge "A" is for Awesome!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

See, now my husband would LOVE your blog. Wait till I tell him it's all about Star Trek!
(Just told him - he says "my kind of guy!"
Happy A to Z!

DL Hammons said...

I can already see that I'll need to brush up on my Star Trek lore to keep up. Time to break out the DVD's! :)

Timothy Brannan said...

Awesome! A Trek blog! And one of my favorite episodes too.

Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Tim
The Other Side
The Freedom of Nonbelief

Susan Roebuck said...

oh boy, shouldn't sell anything to the devil - always a mistake. Umm...when I was little we had a ventaxia in our living room - it was a little fan that went round and round when the wind blew. LOL - takes away the splendour of Space Trek doesn't it!!! Great beginning to A-Z

Jamie Gibbs said...

I know nothing about any Trek prior to the 2009 movie, so be learning some new things here :)

Jamie Gibbs
A-Z Buddy
Mithril Wisdom

Karen Elizabeth Brown said...

How great! A Star Trek A to Z Challenge. Everything you wanted to know about Star Trek! My son would adore you blog! I think it's fantastic!

Susan Kane said...

I loved that episode! Ardra was so cool, and it seemed that Picard was truly lost. Good ol' Data!

The Writing Goddess said...

She looks like somebody *I* wouldn't want to double-cross, that's for sure!

Spacerguy said...

L.G. Netflix is a little saviour.

Su, Thanks for the high praise.

Retro-Zombie, the cats out of the bag now, hehe.

Thanks Cathy, Star Trek is an awesome lifeline for so many.

DL, make it so!

Timothy, Devils Due sure got an awesome reaction from the fans.

Your good gas Susan.

Jamie, have fun and enjoy the ride.

Thanks Karen, your making me blush!

Susan, Datas like Mr Spock in Star Trek TOS. Hes good at keeping cool.

Writing Goddess, Ardra is special.

Beverly Diehl said...

Even the NAME Ardra rocks.

There's always a catch to most "deals with the devil."

Maurice Mitchell said...

To be honest. That episode freaked me out! She was creepy.
- Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins
Film Sketchr
@thegeektwins
@mauricem1972

Cherie Reich said...

Great theme! "...peace and prosperity except theres a catch." Isn't there always a catch? :D

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