While the crew is experiencing some much needed down time, Worf and his son go on an Old West excursion in the holodeck, where they meet several versions of Data serving as the bad guy after an experiment in Engineering goes wrong.

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When a supply ship is a day late, the Enterprise crew has an unexpected day to kill in leisure. Geordi and Data get permission to do an experiment, taking the main computer off line a few hours and Data's circuit running various systems, but a small physical burn-out in Data causes a series of malfunctions in him, such as his vocabulary and voice aberrations, but also various glitches in the many functions of the ship's computer, such as keeping track of recordings of say Picard's flute music or the text of a play Crusher and Riker are in. It's worst of all for Worf, who was ordered by Picard to indulge in some purposeless leisure, and chose to join his son Alexander on the holodeck as sheriff and deputy, with period adept Troi as mysterious stranger, in Deadwood, a Wild West evocation, in which two Data-like villains appear, also father and son, with daunting android abilities and no regular computer-restraint.. Written by KGF Vissers

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Patrick Stewart, out of excitement to direct this episode, got sunburn after forgetting to put on sunblock while shooting the outdoor scenes. See more »

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The ship meets up with the supply ship Vico even though it was destroyed in the previous season in a dark matter nebula. See more »

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Commander William T. Riker: Mr. Data.
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] Howdy, Commander.
Commander William T. Riker: Geordi, what have you found?
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] Well - we figure part of my memory structure...
Lt. Commander Data: [normal voice] ... was replaced with information from the computer's recreational database.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Specifically, the files relating to the American 19th century West.
Commander William T. Riker: That would explain the accent.
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] You got it, partner.
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This western inspired episode ends with the Enterprise flying into the sunset... See more »

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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Where Was Clint Eastwood?
25 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alexander talks his father, Worf, into using some time off to go back to the "ancient" West. That is, they go back to the Old West as a Sheriff and his deputy. At first, it is easy, because he simply punches out the bad guy. But Alexander doesn't like it because it is too easy. So they up the odds by making the holodeck program more sophisticated. Unfortunately, as often happens, a glitch occurs in engineering and they are left to fend for themselves. Also, all the bad guys begin to look like Data because it was during the use of his positronic brain that all this took place (he was wired to the computer and images of him are being sent to the holodeck). What occurs is a predictable shootout between Worf and the data/father of the young gunfighter that is in jail. There is one really good line. I'll paraphrase. The bad guy looks at Worf and says, "Is that your face or was your mother scared by an armadillo." The great humor is watching Worf use his stuffy dialect to speak to the characters. It is such a contrast. Back on board, Data begins to act like a stereotypical movie cowboy. Great fun. Deanna also plays a gunslinging woman who is just as formidable as the others.


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