Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 16

The Offspring

9
Aired Unknown Mar 12, 1990 on CBS

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    • Picard: I insist we do whatever we can to discourage the perception of this new android as a child. It is not a child! It is an invention, albeit an extraordinary one.
      Troi: Why should biology rather than technology determine whether it's a child? Data has created an offspring. A new life out of his own being. To me, that suggests a child. If he wishes to call Lal his child, then who are we to argue?
      Picard: Well, if he must. But I fail to understand how a 5' android with heuristic learning systems and the strength of ten men can be called a child.
      Troi: You've never been a parent.