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For the VOY episode with a similar title, please see "Child's Play".

A planetful of doomed children – playing their deadliest game!

Background information

"Star date 18:32.9. Our mission on Argylus complete, we have set out for points undetermined, yet my thoughts are back with the children. Their civilization shows promise and I suspect that soon the child shall truly be father to the man!"



James T. Kirk
Enterprise captain.
Vulcan Enterprise exec and science officer.
Leonard McCoy
Enterprise chief medical officer.
Montgomery Scott
Enterprise chief engineer.
Hikaru Sulu
Enterprise helmsman.
Enterprise communications officer.
Christine Chapel
Enterprise nurse.
King Simon
Ruler on Argylus 13.
Dr. Roy
Head of the medical research center.
Warlord Yago
Another, rival ruler on Argylus 13.


Argylus 13
A planet in the Zeta Centauri system.
Genitum Lars
A rare herb, antidote to the strange illness, found on the planet Ominnus.

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