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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is an accomplished violinist in real life, and performed her own viola playing at the ship's concert. 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
[Data has just found out about his early years and - to his surprise - about his "mother"
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Part of being human is learning how to deal with the unexpected - to risk new experiences, even when they don't fit into your preconceptions.
Lt. Commander Data
I admit I am finding it difficult to accept the possibility of a past about which I know nothing. But it is also true, I am curious to learn more about it.
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