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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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: Ensign Gates, set course for starbase 219, warp 6... engage.
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Capt. Picard: Engage... Bridge to Engineering. Mr. La Forge, why isn't my ship moving?
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Salvador Data
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This is one of the most surreal of all the episodes. Data has logged into his dream self and finds himself wandering the Enterprise. He encounters a group of workmen in dungarees tearing a hole in a wall. When he confronts them, he loses his voice and they attack him, ripping his head off and tearing off an arm and a leg. He awakens and faces his crew members. As things develop he has another dream. In this one, he sees Deanna turned into a cake. As she begs him not to cut into the cake he does anyway. The other plot occurring is the enterprise having problems with its warp drive and impulse engines. Time reveals that some sort of foreign entity has attached itself to several crew members and the fact is that if something is not done, they will die from loss of vital body substances, left as a pool of elements. I have never understood the holodeck. Data has a session with Sigmund Freud. Since this is a computer creation of Freud, of what assistance would it be. I suppose the vast computer banks were used to create the essence of Freud. Anyway, this proves to be a bizarre episode but well worth the time.


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