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

The Child (19 Nov. 1988)

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

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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

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This season introduces a number of changes to existing sets and new ones that make up the Enterprise. Ten Forward is seen for the first time (although in the series finale, it is indicated it existed during the first season), the set used for cargo bays is often used as one of the shuttle bays, Sickbay gets a few tweaks such as overhead lighting along the wall where the biobeds rest, and the port-side hallway that leads to the observation lounge loses its standard ship corridor wall dressings. Also several elements on the bridge have been redesigned. See more »

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When transporting the specimens into the containment units in cargo bay 5 (O'Brien called it cargo deck 5) Geordi tells transporter room 3 that they were ready to proceed. The cargo bays have their own transporters which were seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Datalore and Star Trek: The Next Generation: 11001001. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Ian, could you tell us why you're here?
Ian Andrew Troi: Because Mommy said it was time to eat.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: No, I mean, why're you here on this ship?
Ian Andrew Troi: I live here.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ian, I think the Captain wants to know if you are ready to tell us why you came here.
Ian Andrew Troi: No. Not yet.
Counselor Deanna Troi: The answer is within him. When his cognitive powers have sufficiently developed, he may be able to articulate it.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I hope he will tell us soon.
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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.


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