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Picard races the Ferengi in an effort to track down the son he never knew he had.


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Nick Sagan (as Nicholas Sagan)

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Episode cast overview:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Ken Olandt ... Jason Vigo
Lee Arenberg ... DaiMon Bok
Peter Marx ... Birta (as Peter Slutsker)
Amy Pietz ... Lt. Rhodes
Michelan Sisti ... Tol
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)


The Enterprise gets surprise messages and visits by stunningly crafty means for the rogue Ferengi 'DaiMon' (commander) Bok, who announces he'll exact retribution on Picard after 15 years for killing Bok's son in a legitimate space battle. The object of vengeance is Jason Vigo, a 23 year-old dashing climbing athlete and adventurer, whom Bok claims is Picard's son by the late Miranda Vigo. Jason is picked up for protection and found genetically compatible with both, but carrier of a rare hereditary degenerating disease. Data finds Jason's roguish minor criminal record. Ferengi reveal Bok was deposed as mentally unstable, but he still gets his ultimate confrontation, when the whole truth proves crucial. Written by KGF Vissers

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30 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Slutsker (now known as Peter Marx after changing his name) has played the roles of Nibor in TNG "Ménage a Troi", Dr Reyga in TNG "Suspicions", Birta in TNG "Bloodlines", and Krenim Commandant in Voyager "Year of Hell Part 2". See more »


The other Ferengi who are assisting Bok think he is planning to abduct Jason to get a ransom from Picard.

There is no money in the Federation, so Picard couldn't pay a ransom. Supposedly the Feringo know there is no money in the Federation. See more »


Lt. Commander Data: [about Jason] He was charged three times for petty theft, twice for disorderly conduct. He was also charged several dozen times for trespassing.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: How is all this related?
Lt. Commander Data: The charges were related to his climbing activities.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle (1987) See more »


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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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DaiMon Bok is once again a big jerk!
6 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the first season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", DaiMon Bok tried to drive Picard crazy and kill him. Well, the fun-loving DaiMon Bok is back--and this time he pledges to kill Picard's son...though as far as Picard knows he doesn't have one! So, the Captain thinks back and realizes that one woman might have given him a son many, many years ago. What follows is a strange little episode, as Picard tries to make up for lost time with a rather irresponsible and strange young man. And, of course, he tries to stop Bok before he can do very bad things.

All in all, this is a decent but forgettable episode. It's mildly interesting to see the Captain think about what his life could have been like and the ending didn't seem all that surprising. Worth seeing but nothing more.

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