Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 6

Phantasms (23 Oct. 1993)

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Data deals with his new ability to experience nightmares as the Enterprise deals with the installation of a new warp core that won't work as expected.

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While Picard's is running out of excuses to decline Admiral Nakamura's invitation to a Starfleet flag officers banquet, Geordi's having difficulties with installing a new warp core. Dr. Soong's dream program gives Data his first nightmares; Troi advises against stopping it. She suggests therapy and a temporary interruption when the visions disturb his internal chronometer so he oversleeps, and spontaneously occur while on duty. However one element proves a real organism, so it's decided that Geordi and Picard use a device that allows them to enter Data's dreams and interact with him and other characters. Written by KGF Vissers

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One of the few uses of Steadicam in the series, during Data's dream sequences. See more »

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The 24th century seems to use the metric system exclusively. They use Celsius and meters throughout the whole series. However, Dr. Crusher says, in the senior staff meeting, that "We'll collapse into nothing but a few pounds of chemicals", but the metric unit for mass is the gram. See more »

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Capt. Picard: How long before we have warp power again?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, we're gonna have to manufacture a new conduit, that's at least six hours work.
Capt. Picard: [with feigned disappointment] Six hours? The banquet will be completely over by then; that's very unfortunate.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I could try and speed things up a bit.
Capt. Picard: Oh, no! No, uh... I wouldn't want to sacrifice the safety of the ship.
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Androids and Nightmares.
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ST:TNG:158 - "Phantasms" (Stardate: 47225.7) - this is the 6th episode of the 7th and last season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

While Geordi is installing a new warp core on the Enterprise, Data, having experienced his first nightmare, talks with Counselor Troi who encourages him to keep experiencing these bad dreams though he's apprehensive about doing so. Soon, after another nightmare, he "oversleeps" since his internal chronometer fails. Data soon experiences strange hallucinations and begins attacking Troi!

But what is causing his nightmares? Watch this intriguing episode that delves further into Data's dreams (as began in "Birthright, Part I").

Trivia note: Clyde Kusatsu reprises his role as Admiral Nakamura (the last time we saw him was in the second season episode "The Measure Of A Man", another Data-oriented episode). Worf mentions his son Alexander. And we also see Data's cat Spot again (which Worf turns out to be allergic to), right as Data goes to bed!


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