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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Mason was born in 2355. See more
Dr. Crusher expresses concern that the Aldeans have not been through any kind of decontamination. While they explain that the Federation transporters would not have worked, they do not assure anyone that their teleporter has a decontamination protocol. See more
[Katie is playing on an Aldean instrument that turns feelings into music
That was beautiful. Now... play something happier.
That's not the way I feel.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more