The Enterprise is delighted with a rare chance to visit a technologically advanced planet which long prevented access by means of a perfect cloaking technique. Prime administrator Radue shows how their people lead a life of leisure, trusting their central computer takes care of all necessities. But they can't solve a medical nightmare: endemic infertility, so they need to 'adopt' earthling children. Negotiations failing, they suddenly snatch Wesley and several younger, also gifted crew kids. Picard can barely keep negotiating credibly enough to avoid being chased too far in space ever to return, but Wesley manages to study and befriend the locals while planning a minimal risk revolt. Written by
Did You Know?
The title is based upon an American child's lullaby: "Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop, When the wind blows, the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, And down will come baby, cradle and all." See more
When the Enterprise is hit by the Aldea repulsor beam and is spinning out of control the main bridge alert indicator behind Riker (and beside Worf) is flashing at Red Alert (at the same time as the audible klaxon) while the other alert indicator behind Dr Crusher is still indicating Yellow Alert. See more
[referring to his son, ruefully
The last time I saw him, I yelled at him...
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more