A generation of kids that were conceived while their parents watched Star Trek: The Next Generation are coming of age. Let’s take to the streets and see what they have to say to the question: “How does it feel to know that your parents were watching Star Trek: TNG when you were conceived?”
A lot of people have been asking me that for a couple of years. I guess I’m one of the oldest of the TNG babies. I was conceived during the first appearance of the Ferengi. People think it makes me like, this, cultural milestone. I don’t know, I mean, how important can my influence be if so many parents were getting it on to Captain Picard’s voice?
- Jennifer Marlow, 24, conceived during “The Last Outpost,” Season 1
I feel like I was part of something. I’m not exactly athletic or popular, but I know that I’m part of something bigger, you know?
-William S., 17, conceived during “All Good Things…”
Why do people assume that this matters? Why must the whims of our parents be grafted onto us without our say? I’m sure the baby boomers would be plenty angry if we told them that their parents’ actions in any way influenced the people they were so why is it okay that our lives are measured against theirs? What kind of shit is that?
-Tasha Yar Davidson, 21, conceived during “Yesterday’s Enterprise”
I’ve got an art show next week you should come to.
-Spencer Elden, “The Nirvana Baby,” 20, conceived during “Remember Me”