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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Child (1988)

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Writers:
Gene Roddenberry (created by)
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Original Air Date:
19 November 1988 (Season 2, Episode 1)
Genre:
Plot:
Deanna is impregnated by a unknown alien life-form, and Dr. Katherine Pulaski joins the Enterprise as the ship's new Chief Medical Officer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rob Bowman 
 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

Jaron Summers (writer) &
Jon Povill (writer) and
Maurice Hurley (writer)

Produced by
Burton Armus .... producer
Rick Berman .... co-executive producer
Mike Gray .... producer
Maurice Hurley .... co-executive producer
Peter Lauritson .... associate producer
David Livingston .... line producer
John Mason .... producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
 
Cinematography by
Edward R. Brown (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Benko 
 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss (original costumes)
Durinda Wood  (as Durinda Rice Wood)
 
Makeup Department
Sue Forrest Chambers .... makeup artist
Carolyn Ferguson .... hair stylist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist
Richard Sabre .... hair designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Sam Freedle .... unit production manager
Wendy Neuss .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Les Landau .... first assistant director
Robert J. Metoyer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe Longo .... property master
Richard McKenzie .... set designer
Michael Okuda .... scenic artist
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
 
Sound Department
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr/foley mixer
Mace Matiosian .... sound editor
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
James Wolvington .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist (remastered version)
Robert Legato .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Cronn .... chief lighting technician
Brian Mills .... first company grip
Lowell Peterson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Elisa Goodman .... casting associate
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cha Blevins .... key costumer
Janet Stout .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... driver generator operator
 
Other crew
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Susan Sackett .... production associate
Tracy Tormé .... creative consultant
Eric A. Stillwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones .... makeup artist
Michael R. Jones .... makeup artist
Nina Kent .... makeup artist
Michael Key .... makeup artist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Dempsey .... dga trainee
Bruce Sears .... dga trainee
Richard 'Dub' Wright .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Lloyd A. Buswell .... construction foreman (seasons 1-7)
Sharon Davis .... graphics assistant
Dragon Dronet .... weapons, specialty props and miniatures
Jim Dultz .... assistant art director
Gregory A. Weimerskirch .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Marty Church .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects
John Palmer .... special effects coordinator
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Les Bernstien .... motion control
C.W. Fallin .... motion control operator
Simon Holden .... digital compositor
Bruce Jones .... visual effects producer
Gray Marshall .... motion control operator
Karl J. Martin .... digital artist
Chris B. Schnitzer .... motion control technician (seasons 6 and 7)
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor
Ken Stranahan .... visual effects
Greg Stuhl .... miniatures: Greg Jein, Inc.
Peter Webb .... digital compositor
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Ericka Bryce .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt creatures
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Dan Koko .... stunt double: Jonathan Frakes (1987-1991)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunt double
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... director of photography: second unit
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Editorial Department
Alan Chudnow .... assistant editor
Tim Tommasino .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer: advertising music
John Debney .... conductor
 
Other crew
Gregory Benford .... scientific consultant
Hala Gabriel .... production accountant
Dolores Hundley-Arce .... assistant accountant
Suzie Shimizu .... production accountant
 
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jonathan Frakes returned to rehearsals at the start of the second season sporting a beard with the intention of shaving it off before shooting began, but the producers liked it and asked him to keep it. It remained for the rest of the show's run. (He eventually shaved it off during an ending scene of the movie Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)).See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When one of the plasma specimen begins to grow, there is a great deal of hand-wringing about what to do. Riker does suggest to jettison the module, but Hester Dealt explains that it would remain harmful and endanger any ship or planet it comes into contact with.See more »
Quotes:
Commander William T. Riker:I don't mean to be indelicate,
[turns to Troi]
Commander William T. Riker:but who's the father?
Counselor Deanna Troi:Last night, *while I slept*, something, that I can only describe as a presence, entered my body.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:A life form of unknown origin and intent, is *breeding*, right now, inside of Counselor Troi. Our purpose here today is determine what course of action we need to take.
Lieutenant Worf:The decision is clear. The pregnancy must be terminated to protect the ship.
Commander William T. Riker:[as the bridge crew is discussing the issue, Troi hears a heartbeat within her mind, and looks down at her stomach, then back up to the conference room screen which shows a gestating fetus. The crew's voices are muffled, but can still be clearly heard as Troi is focusing on the baby growing inside her] This situation presents a danger to us and the counselor. It's an invasion, of what, I don't know.
[...]
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The Interconnectedness of the Universe, 4 August 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

This is certainly interesting if one doesn't think too much. Sometimes this series goes over into realms beyond speculative physics. I guess the convoluted nature of the plan here has some acceptable parameters. But the whole childbirth thing and all its implications seems pretty far fetched, even for an alien intervention. It is interesting watching Data's fascination with the human (well, almost human) birth. He seems to wired to certain emotional connections. The virus being managed takes on a minor role throughout, and that is at times disappointing. What is even more disappointing is when dumb luck, not based on any actions of the crew or the captain come into play. A couple of other things thrown in. Diana Muldaur and her Dr. Pulaski serving as Crusher's replacement and the maybe/maybe not of Wesley's staying on board the Enterprise. Ho hum!

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