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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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47-reference: First, Geordi says that the creation of the object in the cargo bay has caused warp power to drop 47%. Second, the door behind the brick wall reads 1136, and 11+36=47. Third, one of the barrels in the cargo bay is labeled 47. 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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Lt. Commander Data: Unlikely as it may sound, I believe the Enterprise may be forming an intelligence.
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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 Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Perhaps they were running out of ideas....
6 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Emergence" was one of the last episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and it is the sort of show that makes you think that perhaps the series had run its course and was ready to wrap.

The show is a holodeck episode and I should point out that that I almost always hate episodes that take place in the holodeck--which is exactly why I disliked it. It seems that something in the computer system is showing signs of sentience and it's centered on one of the holodecks. When the crew enters to see what's happening, they see various disparate characters from various programs on a train. Using metaphors as a guide, the crew decide to help the conductor get the train to where it's going--as otherwise the ship will continue behaving very unpredictably.

It's a holo episode. If you like 'em, you'll probably like this. If you think they show evidence of poor writing, then you won't. I didn't.


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