When the Bough Breaks
The imaginary planet of Aldea turns out to be real – and it has a real problem. Its inhabitants can no longer reproduce. Their solution: kidnap kids from the Enterprise. Oddly enough, this does not go over well with Captain Picard and the crew. Can Picard overcome the incredibly advanced technology possessed by Aldea and with the children back? Find out, When the Bough Breaks all over the Mission Log.
Tags: The Next Generation, The Next Generation Season 1
Regarding sending the Enterprise so far away that when they got back the children would be grandparents, I would have liked them to discuss traveling at relativistic speeds. At warp 9, the Enterprise crew could get back in weeks as the kids on Aldea saw decades go by.
The rest of the universe would have seen decades go by as well; I suspect that’s why near-relativistic travel is generally avoided, at least among Starfleet vessels.
It never occurred to me until your observation in the podcast that the Aldeans weren’t prepared to listen to Picard and crew until Riker and Data had taken out the defences and left them no choice. I’m assuming Picard was operating on the wisdom of Admiral Al Capone: “You can get much further with a reasoned explanation and a phaser than you can with just a reasoned explanation.”
Hi Guys! Love the show! I started a few months ago from episode 1, and just got to TNG last week. Enjoy it tremendously. One small correction. Kim Manners is a guy, and went on to direct and produce tons of X-files. He passed in 2009.
Yep – you are 100% right, and it was a bad oversight in putting together the notes on the show on my part.