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Picard races the Ferengi in an effort to track down the son he never knew he had.


Les Landau


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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Ken Olandt ... Jason Vigo
Lee Arenberg ... DaiMon Bok
Peter Marx ... Birta (as Peter Slutsker)
Amy Pietz ... Lt. Rhodes
Michelan Sisti ... Tol
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)


The Enterprise gets surprise messages and visits by stunningly crafty means for the rogue Ferengi 'DaiMon' (commander) Bok, who announces he'll exact retribution on Picard after 15 years for killing Bok's son in a legitimate space battle. The object of vengeance is Jason Vigo, a 23 year-old dashing climbing athlete and adventurer, whom Bok claims is Picard's son by the late Miranda Vigo. Jason is picked up for protection and found genetically compatible with both, but carrier of a rare hereditary degenerating disease. Data finds Jason's roguish minor criminal record. Ferengi reveal Bok was deposed as mentally unstable, but he still gets his ultimate confrontation, when the whole truth proves crucial. Written by KGF Vissers

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30 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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The only time the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition - the running gag from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) - are mentioned in TNG. See more »


Picard chooses to use a long-range subspace transport to get from the Enterprise to Daimon Bok's ship because, according to Riker and Data, 200 billion kilometers is twenty minutes away at maximum warp. "Federation" sources indicate that both that the Enterprise-D is capable of sustaining Warp 9.9 for twelve hours, and that W-9.9 represents a speed of 4 billion miles per second. At that rate, it would take 75 seconds, not 20 minutes, to reach Daimon Bok's ship. See more »


Jason Vigo: I appreciate what you're trying to do. But Captain... Captain, Father, Jean-Luc. I don't know what I'm supposed to call you.
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Edited from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hunted (1990) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Picard finds a son
24 September 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Enterprise receives an unusual holograph on its bridge and addressed to Patrick Stewart. It's a Ferengi Daemon played by Larry Arenberg who says he's going to kill a son that Picard never knew he had. That's in revenge for Picard killing a son of his in battle years ago.

Said son turns out to be Ken Olandt, son of a woman that Picard had been involved with in his younger days. Olandt is 24 now and a bit of a scapegrace. Nevertheless he's happy that he has a father now as is Patrick Stewart.

However there's still the vengeful Ferengi to be dealt with and he's developed some kind of long range transportation system that has bedeviled the Enterprise crew. In the end all the truths are revealed about Picard, about Arenberg, and about Olandt. Dr. Crusher has a big part in finding those truths.

Ken Olandt is engaging and likable in this story, the kind of son you would Jean-Luc Picard would have. Olandt and Stewart have some good scenes together.

Also for once we have a Ferengi motivated by something more than riches.

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