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Old February 20 2013, 02:57 PM   #58
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x01 The Child

May as well have called this episode "The Odd Life of Ian Troi." You know, aside from the whole icky alien rape part. Like Timothy Green, Ian is a child of remarkable intelligence and growth who seems to have sprouted up out of the ground (in the movie, literally), who fill their parent(s) with a sense of joy they'd never felt before, but who only has a short time to stay (in Ian's case, because he realizes he's a danger to everyone on the Enterprise). Both stories work to play with our emotions to compensate for lame plotlines, and both do a rather sloppy job of it.
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