Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 8

A Fistful of Datas (7 Nov. 1992)

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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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The production staff had very little time to make this episode. Patrick Stewart asked that all of the sets be set up at night, so they could catch every portion of daylight shooting. See more »

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Worf's necktie when talking to Eli (before Alexander's warning) and right before he is hit from behind with a chair. See more »

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Frank Hollander: Where's ma boy?
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Schisms (1992) See more »

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Enjoyable enough but also kinda dumb, pardner...
27 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The ship is experiencing down time and the crew is allowed to relax. However, Geordi and Data are anxious to use this time to tinker with the ship's systems. They want to try tying the control of the ship through Data--and it ends up corrupting the system instead. While some of this is just a minor annoyance, such as replacing the food in the replicators with cat food, Worf, Alexander and the Counselor are on a holodeck adventure in the old west--and because of the corruption, the program becomes all too real. The normal safety protocols no longer work and they could end up getting killed. Can Sheriff Worf save kidnapped Deputy Alexander before the gang of Datas blow they to kingdom come?

The word 'slight' is exactly what comes to mind with this one. It is a silly and incredibly dopey episode. Fortunately, the works better than you'd expect because the show does have a nice sense of humor--which goes into overdrive near the end. Plus, compared to another old west episode ("Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun"--which was one of the worst of the original shows), it is downright terrific!


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