On their way back from shore leave, Captain Picard, Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg), Ro Laren (Michelle Forbes), and Keiko O'Brien (Rosalind Chao) get caught in an energy field. Beamed back to the Enterprise before their shuttle breaks apart, they arrive with 40 percent less mass. Nobody was lost. Rather, they arrive back on the Enterprise as children, but with their adult minds still intact. Guinan adjusts quickly to being a kid again, but the others have problems. Though still a competent captain, Picard knows he can't be taken seriously in the body of a 12-year-old. Keiko is married to Miles O'Brien (Colm Meaney), who has serious trouble adjusting to having a child bride. And Ro had such a miserable childhood, the last thing she wants to do is live it all over again. When some Ferengi hijack the Enterprise and quarantine all the adults, it's up to the freshly young to save the day. There are a couple of problems with this episode: it was far too easy for the Ferengi to take over the ship, and the transporter maneuvers needed to return them to adult form are never talked about as a possible fountain of youth. Director Adam Nimoy (son of Leonard) does get some good performances out of the kids, which is fun. --Andy SpletzerFrom the Back Cover:
Due to a molecular mishap during transport, Picard (Patrick Stewart) and three other crew members return to the Enterprise as 12-year-old children. Though their minds remain intact, the crew has trouble taking them seriously and they are relieved of duty until a cure can be found.
Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) finds a way to reverse the effects, but before they can begin the process, Klingon warships attack the Enterprise. As the crew prepares to defend the ship, hostile Ferengis materialize on board and take control. Young Picard and his preteen crew use their unusual appearance to sabotage the Ferengi plans - but can these little rascals save the ship?
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Book Description 1998. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Box has minor wear. Tape in great shape. Bookseller Inventory # GW176