A Starfleet ship has a disaster in the largest black cloud ever observed, an astronomical phenomenon which gravely distorts gravity itself. Data is able to rescue a single survivor, the young boy Timothy, who lost both his parents on the starship and suppresses the unspeakable trauma, yet may have invaluable information about what happened and how the Enterprise is best to handle the black cloud itself. Troi encourages savior Data to spend time with Timothy, who decides to 'become' an android, physically and mentally superior to humans, like his mentor. When the Enterprise reaches the black cloud, the bridge officers prove unable to handle it in any known way like the other ship, Data and Timothy must make the difference... Written by
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A scene near the end of the episode shows the children in a room singing "Row Row Row Your Boat" along with an unseen adult. The voice of the adult singer is actually Brent Spiner
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Data refers to Lieutenant Commander La Forge as "Lieutenant La Forge". Lieutenant Commander may be shortened to Commander, but not Lieutenant. See more
Can we still do things together? Even if I'm not really an android?
Lt. Commander Data
I have many human friends. I would be pleased to count you among them.
That would be...
[he takes on an 'androidish' expression
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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