OAD 2/15/1988 Oh, dear God. I want this 45 minutes of my life back. This whole thing was on par with a bad episode of the Original Series, including the FX. We've got a civilization that is apparently made up of 6 people. They have the technology to track the Enterprise in deep space and lure it to their location, but they can't figure out why they're sick and infertile. There's the god machine that provides for them. Actually, I take the TOS comment back. TOS did this story at least 3 times...and they did it better. There's so much bad with this episode that I'm just going to point out one thing--something that could have pushed this episode into greatness and really developed the Wesley Crusher character. When Wes gets all the kids together, how cool would it have been for him to plan out the traditional "We're going to break into the God device and destroy it to give us the upper hand" move that Kirk always did? He could have come up with a plan for the kids to distract the half dozen adults on the planet, broken into the computer with his immense nerditude, shut down the shield and had everyone beamed up. Instead, wimpy Wesley puts the kids on a pitiful hunger strike. Blah.