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While the Enterprise enjoys a rest, just when elementary school science prize winners Patterson Supera, Jay Gordon Graas and Marissa Flores visit the ship, it's reduced to impulse power by hitting a quantum filament, so people are trapped in different compartments and face various damage there needing attention. Geordi and Dr. Crusher have to deal with a corrosion threat by damage to the ship's skin, which starts a very toxic chemical reaction on the hole; Data and Riker face an electric field blocking their way which Data passes at the price of decapitation, and must be repaired on the spot; Worf is with pregnant Keiko O'Brien, who gets contractions, so he'll have to deliver; the wounded captain and the school children must climb to the power supply in the ship's core; Troi decides as highest in rank on the bridge, without technical expertise, not to give up on possible survivors in engineering despite the risk not closing it off causes for the whole ship... Written by KGF Vissers

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Deanna Troi references this episode in "Thine Own Self", when explaining her interest in becoming a bridge officer. See more »

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The last seconds of this episode, Picard enters his room. The door is closing while he isn't inside the room yet. See more »

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[after the delivery]
Lieutenant Worf: [about Keiko's baby] I believe she looks like Chief O'Brien.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Accession (1996) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Picard and the Kids
31 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are so many things going on in this episode that it must have been an editor's nightmare. Nevertheless, they balance it nicely. The most interesting event involves Picard, who has been forced to give a tour of the ship to three elementary school science fair winners. As they go about their business they get caught in a turbolift with their lives in danger. They must trust the grumpy Picard, who has always had a hard time with children, with their lives and safety. They must exhibit great bravery when he is injured, doing things they never thought themselves capable of. Numerous other events have put the Enterprise in danger, leading to Deanna Troi taking command of the ship. She and ensign Ro are in continuous conflict. Rank seems to take precedence over competence, but she does have that Betazoid thing going and that serves her well. There are even more things going down along the way, and in a master storyteller's way, it all gets sorted out. I will not spill the details, however.


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