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Old February 4 2013, 01:51 PM   #66
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Re: Is it smart to have families on the Enterprise-D?

There is a nice scene in "The Bonding".

"I've always believed that having children
on a starship is a very... questionable
policy. Serving on a starship means...
accepting certain risks, certain dangers...
Did Jeremy Aster make that choice?"
"Death and loss are an integral part of life
everywhere – leaving him on Earth would
not have protected him!"
"No... but the Earth isn't likely to be
ordered to the Neutral Zone , or to repel a
Romulan attack! It was my command which
sent his mother to her death - she
understood her mission and my duty... Will
he?"
- Picard and Troi, on the turbolift talking
about how to break the news to Jeremy
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