While Riker, Data, Crusher and various other crew enjoy a recreational day on an earth-like human colony, they are hit by an electrical storm but succeed in hiding safely in a cave they make collapse after Riker recognizes it's an attack of the feared crystalline entity. After their release, xenologist Dr. Kila Marr is brought in, who specializes in studying the creature which needs to destroy an entire community to feed on given its immense energy consumption. Picard forces her to take Data in the investigatory team, although she suspects he might be in league with it as his brother was, but comes to appreciate his objective scientific input and even takes a liking to him after learning he has and can evoke many memories of the victims of an earlier crystalline attack in which her son Remi perished. Despite a new crystalline attack destroying a space-ship, the crew decides to attempt communicating and works out to do so by graviton beam, in which experiment Dr. Marr takes part... Written by
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The painting or print on the easel in Data's quarters is in the style of Dutch painter, Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan. See more
At one point when Dr. Kila Marr is scanning the cave with Data, she holds the tricoder upside down. See more
Dr. Kila Marr
[addressing her son through Data
Tell me... that you understand, Renny. That... that you know I d... I did it for you. 'cause I love you. Because I wanted to give you peace at last.
Lt. Commander Data
I do not find such a file in your son's journals, Doctor. However, from what I know of him, by his memories and his writing, I do not believe he would be happy. He was proud of your career as a scientist. And now you have destroyed that. You say you did it for him. But I do not believe he would have ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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