Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko and Guinan are returning to the Enterprise aboard a shuttle craft when they encounter a deadly energy field. They are all safely beamed aboard the ship but ... See full summary »

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... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
... Cmdr. William Riker
... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
... Lieutenant Worf
... Dr. Beverly Crusher
... Counselor Deanna Troi
... Lt. Commander Data
... Chief Miles O'Brien
... Keiko O'Brien
... Ensign Ro Laren
David Birkin ... Young Jean-Luc Picard (as David Tristan Birkin)
... Young Ro Laren
... Young Keiko O'Brien
Isis Carmen Jones ... Young Guinan (as Isis J. Jones)
... DaiMon Lurin
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Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko and Guinan are returning to the Enterprise aboard a shuttle craft when they encounter a deadly energy field. They are all safely beamed aboard the ship but are transformed in the process - their minds are unchanged but their bodies have resorted to those of 12 year-olds. Dr. Crusher finds that their DNA has been slightly altered but may be able to return them to their normal selves. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is on a mission to rescue a large Federation science team but come under attack by a group of rogue Ferengi. Written by garykmcd

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This episode reunites Caroline Junko King and Colm Meaney. She's his wife in this episode and his niece in Come See the Paradise (1990). See more »

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When young Keiko O'Brien gets coffee for her and Miles, his black coffee starts out in her right hand. When she walks over to hand it to him, it's in her left hand. See more »

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[Picard, turned into a child and under the ruse of being Riker's son, accidentally calls him "Number One"]
Young Jean-Luc Picard: He's my number one dad!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bar Association (1996) See more »

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I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
Written by Arthur Sullivan
Performed by LeVar Burton
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Maybe a different threat would've helped
15 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

'Rascals' is the first TNG episode in a long time to . . . eh, it just doesn't do anything for me. It's clear that they were going for something light-hearted with a title like that, but it's the execution that's a problem. The science involved is flimsy (it's just there to explain the problem away) and even though the child actors are able, the absence of Patrick Stewart just saps this of any dramatic wright.

And then the Ferengi walk in, and things were already silly enough.

5/10


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