Episode Info

Jonathan Frakes, Next Generation's Cmdr. Riker, made his series directorial debut with this March 17, 1990 episode. Yearning for the joys of parenthood, Data builds an android "child," which assumes human form as a girl named Lal (Hallie Todd). This unauthorized experiment takes a poignant turn when the Federation insists that it must take charge of Lal so that she will receive a "proper" childhood. While Data argues his case to Captain Picard, an unforseen tragedy occurs. "Offspring" was written by Rene Echevarria.


Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Nicolas Coster
as Adm. Haftel
Diane Moser
as Crewman
Maria Leone
as Crewman
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