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Star trek: The next generation 2.01a - The child

Stardate 42073.1
Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Episode propaganda

There have been some changes on board the Enterprise. Doctor Crusher has left, leaving Wesley behind to continue his training. She has been replaced by Doctor Pulaski (Diana Muldaur), a lady who speaks her mind! Geordi has been promoted to chief engineer and we meet the mysterious Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg). Guinan tends bar in Ten Forward and is confidante to most of the crew; including Jean-Luc Picard!

Deanna Troi is penetrated by an unseen being, the result is a rapid pregnancy and the birth of a son. This is potentially disastrous as the Enterprise is also transporting a very nasty virus.

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Stewart .... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes .... Commander Will Riker
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Brent Spiner .... Lieutenant Commander Data
  • Marina Sirtis .... Lieutenant Commander Counsellor Deanna Troi
  • LeVar Burton .... Lieutenant Geordi La Forge
  • Wil Wheaton .... Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher
  • Diana Muldaur .... Commander Doctor Kate Pulaski
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Whoopi Goldberg .... Guinan
  • Seymour Cassel .... Hester Dealt
  • Jaron Summers .... Screenwriter
  • Jon Povill .... Screenwriter
  • Maurice Hurley .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Bowman .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

There should be a law against writers who make up amazing co-incidences just so that their story can have a happy (or sad) ending. Given the size of the universes it is essentially impossible for two significant events to happen within the influence of each other. Bastards.

On the other hand, we get to see Maternity and Marina Sirtis acting her rocks off.

Security censorship classification

PG (Adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

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