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



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Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Birta (as Peter Slutsker)
Lt. Rhodes
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)  »

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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 »


In first season there has been the first contact with the Ferengi, which was about 7 years ago. Now it appears that Picard already had contact 15 years ago. See more »


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Like it or not, I'm your father. I don't know what that means. I know it means something. There is some... connection.
Jason Vigo: Yeah...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: But one thing is clear: you'll never look at you hairline again in the same way.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle (1987) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Picard finds a son
24 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Enterprise receives an unusual holograph on its bridge and addressed to Patrick Stewart. It's a Ferengi Daemon played by Larry Arenberg who says he's going to kill a son that Picard never knew he had. That's in revenge for Picard killing a son of his in battle years ago.

Said son turns out to be Ken Olandt, son of a woman that Picard had been involved with in his younger days. Olandt is 24 now and a bit of a scapegrace. Nevertheless he's happy that he has a father now as is Patrick Stewart.

However there's still the vengeful Ferengi to be dealt with and he's developed some kind of long range transportation system that has bedeviled the Enterprise crew. In the end all the truths are revealed about Picard, about Arenberg, and about Olandt. Dr. Crusher has a big part in finding those truths.

Ken Olandt is engaging and likable in this story, the kind of son you would Jean-Luc Picard would have. Olandt and Stewart have some good scenes together.

Also for once we have a Ferengi motivated by something more than riches.

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