Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2, Episode 1

The Child (19 Nov. 1988)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 846 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 5 critic

Deanna is impregnated by a unknown alien life-form, and Dr. Katherine Pulaski joins the Enterprise as the ship's new Chief Medical Officer.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7207 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 164 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 1310 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Child" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Child (19 Nov 1988)

The Child (19 Nov 1988) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
« Previous Episode | 26 of 176 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
R.J. Williams ...
...
Dawn Arnemann ...
Ms. Gladstone
Zachary Benjamin ...
Dore Keller ...
Crewman
Edit

Storyline

The ship has a new chief medical officer, Dr. Katherine Pulaski, now that Beverley Crusher has been made head of Starfleet Medical. The Enterprise is on an emergency mission to collect plague samples for analysis but Counselor Troi unexpectedly finds herself pregnant. She also finds her pregnancy advancing very quickly with conception to birth expected to take no more than 48 hours. Once born the child, whom Troi names Ian Andrew after her father, grows at a rapid rate proceeding through childhood in a matter of hours. Meanwhile Guinan, who tends the bar in Ten Forward, a crew lounge, gives Wesley Crusher some advice. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1988 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wesley Crusher is seen in uniform for the first time, having graduated to the role of Starfleet cadet. See more »

Goofs

When Picard and Wesley are in the turbolift Wesley's arms are at his sides. But when they disembark, his arms are folded. See more »

Quotes

[Dr. Pulaski mentions that in her experience, the fathers were almost always present during their babies' delivery]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Difficult under the circumstances.
Lt. Commander Data: Perhaps *I* could serve in that capacity.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Counselor Troi is going to need the comfort of a human touch and not the cold hand of technology.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Doctor, I think Commander Data will do very nicely.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: Your choice.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shades of Gray (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not quite sure why the score is below 6
27 March 2014 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

This is a very good episode out of the earlier ones. I believe that there may be something wrong with the ratings or someone has put 1 by mistake.

The episode is not so much exciting as it is "moving" and well executed. On the other hand it does contain a certain amount of intensity that is seen throughout the Star Trek TNG series.

The main reason for me rating this episode is down to the oddly low rating. There are a few "not-so-good" episodes throughout the entire series. This, however, is always remembered by me as one of the better ones (out of the earlier episodes).

EDIT: The only problem is that it is a little bit slow paced at times. I originally gave this a 10 but I have downgraded it to 7 because it is good in comparison to other early episodes but it is not one of the best overall.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Treaty Of Algeron coreycitn63
Keeping Up With The Cardassians riverkwai-1
similar stories...... stargazer1701-1
Blu Ray sales? IanDSmith
What song was #1 on 'Billboard' on the day you were born? Wasteland_Vault_Boy
The borg are they as good as they used to be ? lafond-620-805700
Discuss The Child (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?