The Enterprise is delighted with a rare chance to visit a technologically advanced planet which long prevented access by means of a perfect cloaking technique. Prime administrator Radue shows how their people lead a life of leisure, trusting their central computer takes care of all necessities. But they can't solve a medical nightmare: endemic infertility, so they need to 'adopt' earthling children. Negotiations failing, they suddenly snatch Wesley and several younger, also gifted crew kids. Picard can barely keep negotiating credibly enough to avoid being chased too far in space ever to return, but Wesley manages to study and befriend the locals while planning a minimal risk revolt.
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The Aldeans abduct seven children from the Enterprise. However, in the following scene, Harry is absent, meaning that there are only six children on Aldea. Harry appears without explanation in the next scene set on the planet. See more
[referring to his son, ruefully
The last time I saw him, I yelled at him...
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more