Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting ... See full summary »

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Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting the strange behavior as it begins to become self-aware. Written by Good2Go

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The disparate characters that all appear on the Holodeck are a medieval knight, a farmer, two flappers from the 1920s, an unidentified gentleman, a gunslinger and a Mafia hitman, as well as the train conductor and the engineer, the only two who actually belong on the train. See more »

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When Geordi and Picard are on the bridge talking about the events in cargo bay there's a cable lying on the ground on the left. See more »

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Doctor Beverly Crusher: You never know who you'll meet on the Orient Express.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Adversary (1995) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Another Semi-Surreal Plot
17 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this is certainly interesting, it's another episode where one needs to strain one's sense of order. What exactly is the enemy and what is it doing. Apparently, the ship's computer has become sentient and is trying to gain control of its being. This leads to a hodgepodge of stuff going on on the holodeck. There are a group of characters that seem to be part of a dream the ship is having. Whatever is going on appears to be a metaphor for correcting the problem. The ship isn't a true adversary; it is trying to find its way. Data and the gang must figure out what is going on. There is a kind of display that keeps repeating itself all around the ship that may be the clue to its intentions. As is often the case, things make sense to everyone but the audience. There are parallels her between Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and Prospero the wizard. I admit, though, that I never quite got it.


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