I'm looking for a word for "kid" or "child" that would apply (somewhat comically) in a space-age science-fiction setting.
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I believe that the Star Wars prequel movies referred to the youthful Jedi padawans as
younglings. You could also call them
gremlins off the top of my head. They aren't all spacey sounding but generally slightly humorous in my view. Or if you are thinking more Star Trek, what about some variation on