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* BrokenBase: One of the more divisive episodes- it's either a harmless bit of nonsense with enough fun bits to paper over the plot holes, or it's a thoroughly idiotic idea for a ''Star Trek'' episode that should never have been done at all.



* NeverLiveItDown: The inept fight that the ''Enteprise'' puts up against the Ferengi in this episode is almost as notorious as the battle that led to the ship's eventual destruction in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. Notably, this is the last time that the Ferengi are depicted as trying to enact an EvilPlan by force -- their subsequent appearances in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' instead have villainous Ferengi work either via proxy or through shady business dealings -- as their actually managing to defeat the ''Enterprise'' simply didn't seem credible to viewers.
** This gets a great CallBack n a later episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' Odo even throws this in Worf's face after Worf complains- not for the first time- about how lax security is on Deep Space Nine and makes the amusing statement that "Nothing like this ever happened on the ''Enterprise.''" Worf is suitably embarrassed.
* TearJerker: When Molly fails to recognize her mommy in the transformed Keiko, it hits Keiko - and us - hard.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The inept fight that the ''Enteprise'' puts up against the Ferengi in this episode is almost as notorious as the battle that led to the ship's eventual destruction in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. Notably, this is the last time that the Ferengi are depicted as trying to enact an EvilPlan by force -- their -their subsequent appearances in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' instead have villainous Ferengi work either via proxy or through shady business dealings -- dealings- as their actually managing to defeat the ''Enterprise'' simply didn't seem credible to viewers.
** This gets a great CallBack n in a later episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' Odo even throws this in Worf's face after Worf complains- not complains -not for the first time- about how lax security is on Deep Space Nine and makes the amusing statement that "Nothing like this ever happened on the ''Enterprise.''" Worf is suitably embarrassed.
* TearJerker: When Molly fails to recognize her mommy in the transformed Keiko, it hits Keiko - and us - -and us- hard.



* WTHCastingAgency: Oddly zig-zagged. Giving the role of the de-aged Picard to David Tristan Birkin, who had previously played Picard's nephew Rene back in "Family," would have actually been a pretty good bit of casting... had the episode been produced later in Season 4. By Season 6, however, Birkin was a teenager and older than the script really called for. Admittedly, this wasn't helped by a writing snarl; while it could have been justifiable for Picard to look older than the others after de-ageing, as he was a fair bit older than Keiko and Ro to begin with, adding in Guinan -- who is several times the ''combined'' ages of the other three -- messes things up, as she also ends up looking considerably younger than Picard.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Oddly zig-zagged. Giving the role of the de-aged Picard to David Tristan Birkin, who had previously played Picard's nephew Rene back in "Family," would have actually been a pretty good bit of casting... had the episode been produced later in Season 4. By Season 6, however, Birkin was a teenager and older than the script really called for. Admittedly, this wasn't helped by a writing snarl; while it could have been justifiable for Picard to look older than the others after de-ageing, as he was a fair bit older than Keiko and Ro to begin with, adding in Guinan -- who -who is several times the ''combined'' ages of the other three -- three- messes things up, as she also ends up looking considerably younger than Picard.Picard. Picard's condition suggests that the accident de-aged them by a set number of years, while Guinan's suggests it reverted them all to the same fixed age.


** Her husband comforting her afterwards is equally this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* WTHCastingAgency: Oddly zig-zagged. Giving the role of the de-aged Picard to David Tristan Birkin, who had previously played Picard's nephew Rene back in "Family," would have actually been a pretty good bit of casting... had the episode been produced later in Season 4. By Season 6, however, Birkin was a teenager and older than the script really called for. Admittedly, this wasn't helped by a writing snarl; while it could have been justifiable for Picard to look older than the others after de-ageing, as he was a fair bit older than Keiko and Ro to begin with, adding in Guinan -- who is several times the ''combined'' ages of the other three -- messes things up, as she also ends up looking considerably younger than Picard.

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** Her husband comforting her afterwards is equally this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
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* WTHCastingAgency: Oddly zig-zagged. Giving the role of the de-aged Picard to David Tristan Birkin, who had previously played Picard's nephew Rene back in "Family," would have actually been a pretty good bit of casting... had the episode been produced later in Season 4. By Season 6, however, Birkin was a teenager and older than the script really called for. Admittedly, this wasn't helped by a writing snarl; while it could have been justifiable for Picard to look older than the others after de-ageing, as he was a fair bit older than Keiko and Ro to begin with, adding in Guinan -- who is several times the ''combined'' ages of the other three -- messes things up, as she also ends up looking considerably younger than Picard.Picard.
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* LesYay: While they're both children, Guinan remarks that young Ro Laren is a rather "cute" kid.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Then again,]] she might just be {{Troll}}ing her for [[ItAmusedMe her own amusement]].
** Or it could just be CutenessProximity. Hopefully it is, given what the LesYay interpretation would imply, given that this is referring to Ro's appearance as a ''twelve-year-old''.


** In a later episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' Odo even throws this in Worf's face after Worf complains- not for the first time- about how lax security is on Deep Space Nine and makes the amusing statement that "Nothing like this ever happened on the ''Enterprise.'' Worf is suitably embarrassed.

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** In This gets a great CallBack n a later episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' Odo even throws this in Worf's face after Worf complains- not for the first time- about how lax security is on Deep Space Nine and makes the amusing statement that "Nothing like this ever happened on the ''Enterprise.'' ''" Worf is suitably embarrassed.

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** In a later episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' Odo even throws this in Worf's face after Worf complains- not for the first time- about how lax security is on Deep Space Nine and makes the amusing statement that "Nothing like this ever happened on the ''Enterprise.'' Worf is suitably embarrassed.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Upon being de-aged to a child, Picard is relieved of command, after which he wonders what will happen to his Starfleet career, telling Troi "I've spent thirty years of my life aboard starships. I'm not about to sit behind a desk now." In "Tapestry" later this season, Picard takes the opportunity to avoid his near-fatal brawl with Nausicaans, [[ForWantOfANail but it totally changes his past so that in the present, he's a lowly science officer paper-pusher, not a badass captain we know and love]].


* FridgeBrilliance: How does Worf's son Alexander (among others) know he's talking to Captain Picard when the Ferengi toss him in with the children? Picard is still wearing his somewhat ill-fitting uniform (complete with the four pips indicating his rank), and as an episode of ''StarTrekVoyager'' would later clarify, Federation replicators weren't allowed to make those symbols of rank for just ''anybody''.

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* FridgeBrilliance: How does Worf's son Alexander (among others) know he's talking to Captain Picard when the Ferengi toss him in with the children? Picard is still wearing his somewhat ill-fitting uniform (complete with the four pips indicating his rank), and as an episode of ''StarTrekVoyager'' ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' would later clarify, Federation replicators weren't allowed to make those symbols of rank for just ''anybody''.

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** Or it could just be CutenessProximity. Hopefully it is, given what the LesYay interpretation would imply, given that this is referring to Ro's appearance as a ''twelve-year-old''.


** Her husband comforting her afterwards is equally this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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** Her husband comforting her afterwards is equally this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* WTHCastingAgency: Oddly zig-zagged. Giving the role of the de-aged Picard to David Tristan Birkin, who had previously played Picard's nephew Rene back in "Family," would have actually been a pretty good bit of casting... had the episode been produced later in Season 4. By Season 6, however, Birkin was a teenager and older than the script really called for. Admittedly, this wasn't helped by a writing snarl; while it could have been justifiable for Picard to look older than the others after de-ageing, as he was a fair bit older than Keiko and Ro to begin with, adding in Guinan -- who is several times the ''combined'' ages of the other three -- messes things up, as she also ends up looking considerably younger than Picard.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The inept fight that the ''Enteprise'' puts up against the Ferengi in this episode is almost as notorious as the battle that led to the ship's eventual destruction in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. Notably, this is the last time that the Ferengi are depicted as trying to enact an EvilPlan by force -- their subsequent appearances in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' instead have villainous Ferengi work either via proxy or through shady business dealings -- as their actually managing to defeat the ''Enterprise'' simply didn't seem credible to viewers.


* FridgeLogic: Why Alexander knows hes talking to Captain Picard? Everybody on the ship already knew what happened, except the Ferengi pirates?
* HoYay: During when they both were de-aged, Guinan calls Ro Laren cute.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Then again,]] she may have been trying to get a rise out of her [[ItAmusedMe for amusement]].

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* FridgeLogic: Why FridgeBrilliance: How does Worf's son Alexander knows hes (among others) know he's talking to Captain Picard? Everybody on the ship already knew what happened, except Picard when the Ferengi pirates?
toss him in with the children? Picard is still wearing his somewhat ill-fitting uniform (complete with the four pips indicating his rank), and as an episode of ''StarTrekVoyager'' would later clarify, Federation replicators weren't allowed to make those symbols of rank for just ''anybody''.
* HoYay: During when they LesYay: While they're both were de-aged, children, Guinan calls remarks that young Ro Laren cute.
is a rather "cute" kid.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Then again,]] she may have been trying to get a rise out of might just be {{Troll}}ing her for [[ItAmusedMe for her own amusement]].


** Her husband comforting her afterwards is e1ually this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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** Her husband comforting her afterwards is e1ually equally this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.


* TearJerker: When Molly fails to recognize her mommy in the transformed Keiko, it hits Keiko - and us - hard.

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* TearJerker: When Molly fails to recognize her mommy in the transformed Keiko, it hits Keiko - and us - hard.hard.
** Her husband comforting her afterwards is e1ually this and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.


* HoYay: During when they both were de-aged, Guinan callsRoLaren cute.

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* HoYay: During when they both were de-aged, Guinan callsRoLaren calls Ro Laren cute.

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* HoYay: During when they both were de-aged, Guinan callsRoLaren cute.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Then again,]] she may have been trying to get a rise out of her [[ItAmusedMe for amusement]].

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