While the Enterprise helps repair Cardassian damages to space station Deep Space Nine, Worf is offered coordinates by a Eurydian who claims his father didn't die in the battle of Kitomir decades ago but is still in a Romulan prison camp. Initially he refuses to consider his family could thus be dishonored for three generations, but changes his mind after talking to Troi and Data consulting him about the importance of one's father after a serious accidental plasma shock during an experiment with an alien device Geordi and the android helped brilliant station scientist Dr. Julian Bashir perform caused Data to have a vision staging his creator, Dr. Noonien Soong, which he is unable to understand even happening, even less the meaning. When the shock is recreated under controlled conditions, Soong explains the possibilities of dreams and the technological riddle is explained as a surprising humanizing design feature. Meanwhile Worf has forced the Eurydian to bring him to the ... Written by
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Geordi LaForge plugs a cord into the side of Data's head before intentionally rendering Data unconscious to start his "dream". The cord is also in place when Data wakes up again. The cord disappears when he falls unconscious, but this moment is part of Data's fantasy POV, in which he would not visualize the cord. See more
Lt. Commander Data
[asked why he refers to other cultures to interpret his vision
The interpretation of visions and other metaphysical experiences are almost always culturally derived. And I have no culture of my own.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Yes, you do. You're a culture of one. Which is no less valid than a culture of one billion.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits"
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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