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The Child is the seventh episode of Star Trek: Phase II.

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The Child is based on the original script written for the ill-fated 1977 series, Star Trek: Phase II.

Jon Povill directed The Child. Povill worked with Gene Roddenberry on the series bible for the original Phase II, and co-wrote several of the first episode scripts, including that for The Child.

The original concept for The Child was that Lieutenant Ilia, a Deltan and the ship's navigator for its new voyage, was impregnated by a non-corporeal being seeking to experience what it's like to be a humanoid, with potentially disastrous consequences for the Enterprise.

The episode was adapted for the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the midst of a writers' strike. The character that was impregnated was Counselor Deanna Troi.

PhaseII.png Star Trek: Phase II
Episodes: Released: "Come What May" | "In Harm's Way" | "To Serve All My Days" | "World Enough and Time" | "Blood and Fire, Part 1" | "Blood and Fire, Part 2" | "Enemy: Starfleet" | "The Child" | "Kitumba" | "Mind-Sifter" | "The Holiest Thing"
In Production: "The Holiest Thing" | "Origins: The Protracted Man" | "Bread and Savagery" | "Torment of Destiny"
Vignettes: "Center Seat" | "No-Win Scenario" | "Going Boldly"
Related Media: Star Trek: First Voyages | Star Trek: New Voyages eMagazine | Star Trek: New Voyages podcast
Characters: James T. Kirk | Spock | Leonard McCoy | Hikaru Sulu | Montgomery Scott | Pavel Chekov | Nyota Uhura | Vincent DeSalle | Janice Rand | Christine Chapel | Kargh
Actors: James Cawley | Jeff Quinn | Ben Tolpin | Brandon Stacy | John Kelley | Charles Root | Andy Bray | Jonathan Zungre | John Lim | J.T. Tepnapa | Julienne Irons | Kim Stinger | Ron Boyd | Meghan King Johnson | Shannon Giles

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