Cast and crew, welcome to year two of Star Trek: The Next Generation! The writer’s strike messed things up a little, but we’re ready to swing back into production. Marina! We heard your complaints about your underutilization last year and we’ve decided to start off this season with a Troi-centered episode called “The Child” where you get raped by an alien! Patrick, you’ll appreciate this: next week we’ll be filming an episode called “Where Silence Has Lease” where an alien says that he’s going to kill off the Enterprise crew, one by one, to learn about death. It’s going to be a great season, everyone, now let’s get to work!