Another example of a good concept with an exceedingly poor execution. A lost planet of people hidden behind a cloak that made its inhabitants and life vulnerable to solar radiation was a bit of a stretch. The fact that they were ignorant to the effects of this radiation for hundreds of years, their natural resources gone, even as it was commented the fish all died hundreds of years before the show didn't alarm ANYONE on the planet? Really?
The story was incredibly poor, how the Enterprise just happenstance to be led to this planet that only wanted to steal their children. Troi's empathy delivered a supreme understatement when she said "I sense that they want something, but they're afraid we might not part with it." I know their intents weren't devious, but the consideration of kidnapping, taking their own people should have given off more than such a vague impression. It recovered somewhat, allowing Wes and the other children to sort of grow on the audience, I enjoyed that they all had their own talents and screen time, it was just a flaw of bad writing and horribly underdeveloped ideas. Such as Data and Riker beaming over to the planet as they took Picard and Crusher, the scene surmised that the teleporter weakened their shields, but all throughout the episode they were trying to find ways of transporter to beam through small variations in their shield kind of fell out the window.