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  • Halloween Episode: Originally aired October 31, 1992. Unlike most Halloween episodes, it doesn't go for a horror theme but does employ the traditional Halloween custom of having little kids dressed up like fictional characters, in this case with the explanation that the fictional characters in question were de-aged to be little kids.
  • Writer Revolt: The Ferengi's comments about how it's cruel to keep children aboard a starship that regularly goes into dangerous situations are very much shared by Ronald D. Moore, who wrote the final script for the episode uncredited, and later ensured that the Enterprise-E would be a child-free zone when it arrived on the scene in Star Trek: First Contact.
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  • You Look Familiar: The child actor who played Young Picard previously played Picard's nephew in "Family". He'd rather inconveniently gone through a major growth spurt since then, which rather undercut his supposedly seeming to be a helpless child. The director tried to work around it by having most of his appearances be alongside Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn, the two tallest members of the cast, though this didn't really conceal his height very much.


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