The Enterprise is transporting to the neutral planet Parliament peace delegates from two races which can't stand each other long enough to occupy neighboring suites, yet both want to join the Federation. Traveling trough a mysterious energy cloud, some gets aboard and keeps jumping from crew members to machinery and vice versa, as if seeking a suitable host and learning about the ship, without revealing itself. The crew catches on slowly, as nobody seems seriously affected, except Wesley's engineering mentor Singh, who is killed in a warp technology accident, but 'host' the highly intelligent entity. Written by
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Director Cliff Bole
remembered this episode: "They got a lot of calls for that. They just wanted to do some kind of shocker. You've never seen anything like it since. I don't recall that being one of my better shows, but I worked as hard on that episode as on anything else. The subject matter affects the end product. There are some better written shows, obviously." See more
Sherlock Holmes never smoked a Meerschaum pipe, only Brier and only when considering a problem. His usual smokes were cigarettes. Also, Holmes said: "Elementary" only one time in all the books and short stories. The Meerschaum pipe and multiple "Elementary(s)" were the product of stage productions and Hollywood. However, at no time is it stated, or even implied, that Data only researched Sherlock Holmes by the written stories. Data obviously took his characterization from multiple sources. See more
I admit some of my people are impulsive. And we all have reason to hate the Selay.
Lieutenant Tasha Yar
They appear to have the same feelings about you, sir.
Ah, the nature of politics.
References Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more