When the Enterprise enters the unchartered Mare Obscura ('dark sea') dark matter nebula, Data is in charge of scientific observations, together with young Dr. Lieutenant Jenna D'Sora, who shows a romantic interest in him. The human crew is clearly unable and/or reluctant to give Data reliable advice, and Troi warns him against trusting in literature on the subject, but since Riker says nothing beats true love Data decides to try 'running' a romantic program with her, yet method is madness in a human lover's eyes... Arrived at an M class planet's coordinates, the Enterprise finds it gone, inexplicably, while Worf fears disappearances and unexplained entries aboard constitute a major security risk. Indeed next strikes make victims among machines and crew, but according to Data all can result from proximity of so much dark matter causing gaps of space, which the ship phases' in and out of. The plan is to send an observational shuttle ahead, Picard decides to pilot it himself... Written by
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When LaForge and his two engineers set out to investigate the damage between decks, Lt. Van Mayter breaks off from the trio and heads off along an intersecting corridor, where she is immediately swallowed by the deck (off camera). LaForge and Thorne then run back when they hear her scream, and they find her embedded into the deck plate, facing them. Since she had been walking away from that intersection, LaForge and Thorne should have seen her from behind, not the front. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
[after the "quarrel" with Jenna
In my study of interpersonal dynamics, I have found that conflict, followed by emotional release, often strengthens the connection between two people.
Lt. Jenna D'Sora
But... there's something so forced and artificial about the way you're doing it, Data. It's just not the real you.
Lt. Cmdr. Data
With regard to romantic relationships, there is no real me.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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