After a century of silence, the Enterprise receives a message from the Shelia system informing them that they have discovered a human colony on a world in their sector. As they will be colonizing the planet themselves in four days time, they want the Enterprise to evacuate all humans from their territory. The planet in question is in a high radiation zone and no one can understand how any human could be living there. As Data is immune to the radiation he is sent to the planet to arrange for the inhabitants departure. Once there however, he finds there is a population of 15,000 and is informed they have no intention of leaving. While Picard must find a way to get the Sheliak more time, Data enlists the help of one of the locals in his attempt to convince them to leave. Written by
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This episode sees the first appearance of the re-designed Starfleet hand phaser. The bulky hand phasers used in the first two seasons had been mockingly compared to Dustbuster portable vacuum cleaners by fans. So new props were created with a sleeker, more weapon-like profile. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Among humans, a kiss usually serves to seal a friendship, or indicate support. Attraction. Affection. In this context, I must assume that your intention was to express... support.
You really don't understand human behavior, do you?
Lt. Cmdr. Data
That is something of an understatement.
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