Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 7

Rascals (31 Oct. 1992)

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Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko and Guinan are returning to the Enterprise aboard a shuttlecraft when they encounter a deadly energy field. They are all safely beamed aboard the ship but ... See full summary »



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Young Jean-Luc Picard (as David Tristan Birkin)
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Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko and Guinan are returning to the Enterprise aboard a shuttlecraft when they encounter a deadly energy field. They are all safely beamed aboard the ship but are transformed in the process - their minds are unchanged but their bodies have resorted to those of 12 year-olds. Dr. Crusher finds that their DNA has been slightly altered but may be able to returns them to their normal selves. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is on a mission to rescue a large Federation science team but come under attack by a group of rogue Ferengi. Written by garykmcd

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This is Michelle Forbes' penultimate appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) as Ensign Ro. She only appears in the pre-credits scene. Her only appearance after this is in the series' penultimate episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Preemptive Strike (1994). See more »


When the boy Picard is sitting at the classroom computer devising his plan to retake the ship, he shows to the girl Ro and the girl Guinan the path they need to take to get to Engineering. He shows them that they will have to travel through a Jefferies tube and then cross an open corridor to get to their destination. However, the diagram the computer displays is clearly of a slice of the saucer section, port side. Engineering is in the secondary hull, below the saucer section, some 20-odd decks below where the children are. See more »


Young Guinan: You were a jumper all right. The quiet ones, they always look so innocent. You think you can turn your back on them; next thing you know - bam! They're bouncing on the bed.
Young Ro Laren: That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! Most of the time I didn't even have a bed.
Young Guinan: But you did have one sometimes, and I bet you jumped on it.
Young Ro Laren: I most certainly did not.
Young Guinan: Yeah, I can see it in your eyes. You can barely resist the urge, to leap up and start jumping around like a Tarcassian razor beast!
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A Really Fun Episode!
25 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PIcard, Ro, Guinen, and Keiko are accidentally filtered through an ion cloud. When they are transported on board they have returned to their childhood body, but with all their adult intelligences intact. This is a puzzle for sure, but when a couple Klingon vessels attack and ultimately board the ship, they have bigger troubles. As it turns out, it is not the Klingons; it is a group of Ferengi rogues who have commandeered the old Klingon vessels and now have moved on to the Enterprise, the purpose to sell it to the Romulans. The regular crew is transported to a planet that was to be explored and the children are left behind, among them the four mini-adults. Of course, the plot takes an expected route when the Ferengi begin to be too comfortable on the ship, full of themselves as usual. It allows the children (who are in grave danger) to begin a plot that feeds off the stupidity of the Ferengi. This is one of those just plain fun episodes that isn't to be taken too seriously, but there is still an element of danger.

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