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 »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
The Conductor
Vinny Argiro ...
The Hitman
...
The Engineer
Arlee Reed ...
The Hayseed
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 1994 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This takes place in 2370. See more »

Goofs

When the train passengers are having the party at the end of the show, Worf, Troi and Data are in attendance and each has a glass of champagne. When the rest of the holodeck characters disappear, they are still holding their glasses. When the holodeck scene disappears, the glasses of champagne that they are holding should have also disappeared. See more »

Quotes

The Conductor: Tickets please!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Adversary (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting way to retell a rehashed plot
13 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we approach the final episodes of season seven it is obvious that the writers are having a difficult time bring new plots into the scripts. In this offering we have another story of a developing life form. But the writers reach deep down on this story and the new life form is the Enterprise itself.

It all begins on the holodeck when a program malfunctions and begins running more than one program. Then the Enterprise begins operating on its on accord as if the ship is thinking for itself. And as with all these types of programs it will be up to the crew to help with a possible emerging life form.

This was a rehashed story that has been used many times in the series. But what saved this show from becoming another repeat plot was the way the episode used the holodeck program characters to tie the story together with the main plot. It was a new way to bring an old story-line to life. As we approach the end of the series this episode proved that you can do new things with old plots. Which should have been used on many of the episodes in weak season seven.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What if Dr. Katherine "it thinks it's people" Pulaski had stuck around? mean_sucker
A Matter Of Time timmytony80
Why doesnt Starfleet have Disruptors as weapons on their ships? riddick-11114
What if Worf did a Wrestling combat simulation on the Holodeck? riddick-11114
Planet X? timmytony80
Question About "Reunion" rockerchicksg1
Discuss Emergence (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?