Suddenly Human
Episode 4 of 26 within Season Four. Item 77 of 182 overall.
Production number 176.
Ralph Phillips - Story
Jeri Taylor - Teleplay
John Whelpley - Teleplay
Gabrielle Beaumont - Director
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Stardate: 44143.7--The Enterprise receives an emergency hail from an alien ship in distress. One of the crew turns out to be a human youth.Although he is the grandson of a Federation Admiral, he refuses to leave his new alien family.

However, Captain Picard must decide the best course for the youth whilst balancing a possible conflict with the alien race that has raised him.

original airdate: October 15,1990 rating: 10.3 million

network: Syndication

music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy


Alien races: Talarians

Trivia:  The T'stayan is a six hooved Talarian beast which can be ridden.

  • When a Talarian reaches the age of 14, it is considered the "Age of Decision".


"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing voyages to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!"

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regional titles

Suddenly Human
Humain, soudainement
Endars Sohn
Improvvisamente umano
S™bitamente humano