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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old September 14 2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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Rascals...what the....

Nice job Will. You're in charge for two seconds and you lose the ship to 8 Ferengi. You got off all of one shot and took forever to institute intruder protocols.

Then there's the idiotic Daimon's plan. Yeah, thhey're going to just let you sell the Enterprise to the Romulans.

The best part of the episode was the silliest. Picard at al regressing in time. I have to admit, that would be an ingenious way of writing off a character.

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Old September 14 2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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I don't know what's worse... that Riker managed to lose the ship to those bumbling Ferengi, or that they managed to lose it to a handful of children. Riker should've taken the ship while his stock was high in Best of Both Worlds because he just nosedived after that.

Really the only scene I kinda liked in this episode was the awkwardness between Keiko and O'brien.
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Old September 14 2013, 03:55 AM   #3
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I loved the part where Picard pretended to be Riker's son.

Losing the ship to a handful of Ferengi? That's just continuing a fine tradition started in TOS...children, space hippies, you name it....
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Old September 14 2013, 04:49 AM   #4
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"Let me get this straight. You lost the Federation Flagship to a few dozen Ferengi in outdated Birds-of-Prey...and had to be rescued by a group of little kids?"

It's amazing he wasn't discharged then and there.
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Old September 14 2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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Re: Rascals...what the....

I always enjoyed this episode... of course, I first saw it when I was a kid.

I like how Odo takes Worf to task about this incident later on DS9.
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Old September 14 2013, 06:25 AM   #6
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Yeah, Odo had that one ready to go knowing Worf was gonna criticize him sooner or later.
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Old September 14 2013, 09:51 AM   #7
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I remember seeing this one at the time. I was at an Uncle's house (he was full of praise for TNG having finally decided it was "miles ahead of the original") and we really enjoyed it, despite the oddball premise. We particularly thought the child actors really nailed their respective characters. In particular my Uncle thought that David Tristan Birkin's assay of Patrick Stewart was spot on.
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Old September 14 2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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Daft episode with some nice moments, some of them quite poignant, I feel in the middle of all the silliness. I'm thinking about Guinan and Ro jumping on the beds and O'Brien's reaction to his child bride. No one ever seems to mention Alexander in this episode. I think he does a great job.
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Old September 14 2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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Re: Rascals...what the....

They toyed with the idea of leaving Ro as a kid because they knew Michelle would be unavailable to return. That would have been a cool way to keep her around for a few more episodes that season.
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Old September 14 2013, 08:21 PM   #10
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The idea was clever.
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Old September 14 2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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I don't care what anybody says or how utterly daft it is, I'll always really like this episode. Some really nice moments between the kids and adult crew. And my brother and I still say "now now now NOW!" to each other.

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They toyed with the idea of leaving Ro as a kid because they knew Michelle would be unavailable to return. That would have been a cool way to keep her around for a few more episodes that season.
Oooh, that would have been a fun idea.
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Old September 14 2013, 10:25 PM   #12
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I loved that episode! Ok, there were a few issues:
1) Random Ion Storm turning some crew into kids.....
2) Galaxy Class Ship being taken over by Ferengi???
3)General weirdness of it
But I liked it. It was a fun episode
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Old September 15 2013, 01:08 AM   #13
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One of my favorites from season 6. Especially when Picard (in junior form) throws a tantrum demanding to see his "father" Riker.

And that conversation between Ro and Guinan about being a kid again.
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Old September 15 2013, 02:00 AM   #14
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"Thanks, Number One....He's my Number One Dad."
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Old September 15 2013, 02:03 AM   #15
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I haven't seen the episode for a while so don't remember that clearly, so correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Ferengi steal the ship just by getting a gun on one person?

Right, they let their classified technology be captured to save one person's life. Just, come on. If you want to make the kids recapture the ship at least force the plot to take the Enterprise to be believable and clever and not make the crew look pathetic. That was just bad writing.

Like that Enterprise episode where they took the ship by saying "Yeah, every single member of our cult is a walking bomb". Something like that would have been perfectly believable. This is worse than all of Star Trek's "There are two guys guarding the brig and they're both incompetent" gems.
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