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On an alien planet, young Wesley Crusher commits a transgression - small by our standards but mandatorily punishable by death in theirs.

Director:

James L. Conway

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Worley Thorne (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Brenda Bakke ... Rivan
Jay Louden Jay Louden ... Liator
Josh Clark ... Conn
David Q. Combs David Q. Combs ... 1st Mediator
Richard Lavin Richard Lavin ... 2nd Mediator
Judith Jones Judith Jones ... Edo Girl
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Storyline

Exhausted from helping a human colony settle in, the Enterprise crew delights in taking their first-ever shore leave on Edo, an extremely friendly nearby planet. Half in jest, Picard says its Eden-like playground seems too good to be true. Alas, it is, for while teaching native adolescents football, Wesley unwittingly commits a minor transgression in a zone where all errors incur but one punishment: death by painless injection. Back aboard the Enterprise, senior officers struggle with an entity defying every known law of nature, which faces and tests them. It turns out to be Edo's 'god', fiercely protective of its 'children', absorbing all Federation knowledge from their database and intending to hold them to their laws. Violating the Prime Directive to save Wesley might arouse its fatal wrath. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

The guitar-like instrument used by one of the Edo bears a striking resemblance to Adam's guitar seen in Star Trek: The Original Series: The Way to Eden (1969). Another similar instrument appeared later in Star Trek: The Next Generation: When The Bough Breaks (1988). See more »

Goofs

The leg of a light stand can be seen to the left of Picard in the opening bridge scene. See more »

Quotes

Rivan: Health and happiness!
[Edo greeting]
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Connections

Featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shades of Gray (1989) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Shut up Wesley
16 August 2019 | by TimothynorrisSee all my reviews

Dear God I hate the character of Wesley. Nearly every episode he is in stops the flow of the story.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1987 (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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