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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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 the fourth and final time that something unusual occurs to Ro during her time on the Enterprise. The other three happened in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum (1992), Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect (1992) and Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Phase (1992) where she loses her memory, gets caught in a time warp, and becomes invisible and insubstantial to the rest of the crew. 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 Ro Laren: This is the first time these Jefferies tubes haven't seemed cramped.
Young Guinan: How much farther do we have to go?
Young Ro Laren: About fifty meters. Don't tell me you're tired!
Young Guinan: [jocularly] I'm not as young as I used to be.
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11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's every adults dream, to be his/her young self again but with the knowledge gained as adults e.g.- "If I knew then what I know now...". Very funny, interlaced with real drama.

Wonderful episode, one of my favorites, with excellent performances by the young actors playing the adult stars characters in 12 yr old bodies. One could actually believe them to be their adult counterparts.

Star Trek TNG is my favorite show of the series, followed by Voyager. With a very elegant ship and excellent actors, TNG also quickly did away with the mini-skirt costumes, thank goodness, paving the way to more respect for the women of the future and for Voyager to break ground being the first to have several female characters in the major roles of captain, engineer and science officer. A great role model show for developing young women today.

Getting back to this episode, I found it one of the series most entertaining.

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