Helping Etria to deal with its volcanic core, cooling it down by phaser-beam, the Enterprise hosts its top geology doctors Pran Tainer and Juliana Tainer. She claims to have assisted Dr. Noonien Soong, as his secret wife, creating Data and his 'childhood' after which his memory was wiped. He has difficulties verifying her story and dealing with her 'maternal' emotions, actually not just for him, until an accident reveals her physiological secret -which he guessed already- and is faced with his designing dad's wishes. Written by
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This takes place in 2370. See more
It has been well established in the series that there were no survivors of the crystalline entity other than Noonian Soong (who slipped away unknown), yet the Dr. says she escaped with others on a shuttle craft. See more
[Dr. Soong's hologram has asked Data not to reveal to Dr. Tainer that she is an android
Lt. Commander Data
Then you do not believe she should know the truth?
Dr. Noonien Soong
The truth? Truth is - in every way that matters - she *is* Juliana Soong. I programmed her to terminate after a long life. Let her live out her days - and die, believing she was human.
Written by George Frideric Handel See more