Favorite Son
Episode 20 of 26 within Season Three. Item 61 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-162.
Lisa Klink - Writer
Marvin V. Rush - Director
502 votes

Stardate: 50732.4--Ensign Kim begins undergoing genetic changes, and he is drawn to Taresia, where a group of alien women convinces him that he is a long-lost member of their race. 

original airdate--March 19,1997       rating--4.4 million

network--UPN          Alien Races: Nasari,Taresians

music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith

Goofs: The defense grid surrounding the planet Teresia was originally described as a polaron grid but later Commander Chakotay referred to it as a Tachyon grid when telling Captain Janeway that they were beginning to poke holes in it.

  • As Harry Kim is being led into a bedroom there is green tape visible on the floor used to indicate where the actor should stand.
  • Harry Kim was infected with Taresian DNA on Stardate 50698. 

Trivia: It can safely be assumed that all Taresian births are multiple births. Only 1 out of 10 offspring are male, each male takes only three mates, and no male lives to mate more than once. It would take ten children to replace each male, on average; therefore, each of three mates must produce 3-4 children per pregnancy or men would be extinct. This number per woman could be lower, however, depending on how many alien men the Taresians are able to "capture".


"Unhappy with a new treaty, Federation colonists along the Cardassian border have banded together. Calling themselves 'The Maquis' they continue to fight the Cardassians.Some consider them heroes, but to the governments of the Federation and Cardassia, they are outlaws."

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regional titles

Favorite Son
Le Fils Pr»f»r»
Die neue Identität
Il gioco della mantide
El Hijo Predilecto