Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 10

Inheritance (20 Nov. 1993)

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On Federation planet Atrea IV, Data encounters the former wife of his creator Noonian Soong who claims to be his "mother".

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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 KGF Vissers

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Fionnula Flanagan is an accomplished violinist in real life, and performed her own viola playing at the ship's concert. See more »

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When Data, Geordi and Juliana are making calculations in Engineering, the picture goes through a slight blurring effect. Which could mean a fault in the camera lens. See more »

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Dr. Juliana Tainer: [about her mother] She thought that Noonien was an eccentric scientist who was far too old for me. We decided to marry secretly to give her a chance to get used to our being together. We slipped away to Mavala IV and got married there. A Klingon and a Corvallen trader were our witnesses. It wasn't exactly the wedding I had hoped for, but... somehow Noonien had a way of making even the oddest thing seem romantic.
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Data and his mommy issues...
2 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

On a visit to Altrea IV, the Enterprise encounters a scientist who tells them she is Dr. Soong's wife and, in effect, Data's mommy! Not surprisingly, most of the episode involves Data and Dr. Juliana Soong getting to know each other and Juliana filling in blanks that Data was missing regarding his creation and Dr. Soong. She also talks about Lore and mentions that there were other android projects. However, as they continue to get to know each other, Data notices some inconsistencies--making him wonder exactly WHO she really is.

This is a decent episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"--as are most Data episodes. While it's not nearly as much fun or exciting as the Lore episodes, it is interesting and well worth seeing.


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