While the Enterprise helps repair Cardassian damages to space station Deep Space Nine, Worf is approached by an alien, who claims his father was not killed in the battle of Khitomer decades ago, but, is still being held in a Romulan prison camp. Initially, Worf rebuffs this, for the dishonor it would bring his family, but changes his mind and resolves himself after talking to Troi and Data. Geordi helps brilliant station scientist, Dr. Julian Bashir conduct an experiment with an unknown alien technology, which causes Data to suffer from a serious accidental plasma shock. As a result of the shock, Data seems to have a vision of his creator, Dr. Noonien Soong, which he is unable to understand. Worf has forced the alien to bring him to the predator-infested forest surrounding the Romulan camp, but, on arrival, he discovers it's not what he expected. Written by
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According to producer René Echevarria
, his favorite part of the episode was the scene between Worf and Data in Ten-Forward, because it was a lovely moment where the two stories converged, and gave a dramatic thrust that propelled both of them forward. See more
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
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Explore this image, Data. Let it... excite your imagination, focus on it. See where it leads you. Let it inspire you.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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