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Bloodlines 

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

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Nick Sagan (as Nicholas Sagan) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
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)
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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This story has two major parallels with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In both stories, the Enterprise captain is told he has a son he didn't know about, and is being targeted for revenge by an old nemesis. See more »

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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 »

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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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Edited from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hunted (1990) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Picard and Son
17 October 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is another effort to come up with something worthy to finish off the final season. In this one, Picard, who was forced to blow up a Ferengi vessel in an earlier episode, is confronted by the Ferengi whose son was on board that ship. He has sworn revenge and tells Picard that he has a son, unknown to him, and the D'Aimon is going to execute him. Picard finds the "son" and brings him aboard the Enterprise to protect him. Apparently, the Captain had had some dalliance in the past and this young rebellious guy was the result. Unfortunately, the Ferengi leader seems to have access to the ship and is set upon making PIcard pay. The episode involves Picard getting to know this young man and do what is right. Once again, there is a kind of pall over the episode and it just doesn't work that well.


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