Picard races the Ferengi in an effort to track down the son he never knew he had.

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The Enterprise gets surprise messages and visits by stunningly crafty means for the rogue Ferengi 'DaiMon' (commander) Bok, who announces he'll exact retribution on Picard after 15 years for killing Bok's son in a legitimate space battle. The object of vengeance is Jason Vigo, a 23 year-old dashing climbing athlete and adventurer, whom Bok claims is Picard's son by the late Miranda Vigo. Jason is picked up for protection and found genetically compatible with both, but carrier of a rare hereditary degenerating disease. Data finds Jason's roguish minor criminal record. Ferengi reveal Bok was deposed as mentally unstable, but he still gets his ultimate confrontation, when the whole truth proves crucial. Written by KGF Vissers

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30 April 1994 (USA)  »

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The third consecutive episode dealing with a main character's disagreement with a son. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (1994) revolved around Beverly's son, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Firstborn (1994): Worf's son, and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Bloodlines (1994): Picard's son. See more »

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Picard chooses to use a long-range subspace transport to get from the Enterprise to Daimon Bok's ship because, according to Riker and Data, 200 billion kilometers is twenty minutes away at maximum warp. "Federation" sources indicate that both that the Enterprise-D is capable of sustaining Warp 9.9 for twelve hours, and that W-9.9 represents a speed of 4 billion miles per second. At that rate, it would take 75 seconds, not 20 minutes, to reach Daimon Bok's ship. See more »

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DaiMon Bok: I demand that you repay me for my loss!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You cannot put a price on a life.
DaiMon Bok: Oh, but you can, Picard. You can pay me with *your* son's life.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No.
DaiMon Bok: You don't have any choice! I insist on being paid.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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DaiMon Bok is once again a big jerk!
6 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the first season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", DaiMon Bok tried to drive Picard crazy and kill him. Well, the fun-loving DaiMon Bok is back--and this time he pledges to kill Picard's son...though as far as Picard knows he doesn't have one! So, the Captain thinks back and realizes that one woman might have given him a son many, many years ago. What follows is a strange little episode, as Picard tries to make up for lost time with a rather irresponsible and strange young man. And, of course, he tries to stop Bok before he can do very bad things.

All in all, this is a decent but forgettable episode. It's mildly interesting to see the Captain think about what his life could have been like and the ending didn't seem all that surprising. Worth seeing but nothing more.


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