A presumed routine transport of material from a Federation-friendly planet to the Enterprise goes suddenly wrong as the shuttle craft explodes. Android Data is presumed killed in the accident but actually finds himself kept captive on a starship by Kivas Fajo and his assistant Varria, who have an impressive collection of contraband treasures, but refuses to be a valued capture and attempts to escape. On board Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge and Wesley champion the thesis that its doesn't fit with Data's android nature after careful examination of all recordings... Written by
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Among the artifacts in Fajo's collection is the communication device used by Sarjenka in "Pen Pals", and a small vase that would be seen in the crew quarters of Data, Worf, Miles O'Brien and many others in later episodes. See more
When Geordie wakes from the dream he is having about Data's accident, he picks up his visor, seems to look at it and turns it around then puts it on. Geordie is blind without his visor and would not be able to see it was the wrong way around. However, he can tell by touch that it is backwards without seeing it. See more
If only you could... feel... rage over Varria's death... If only you could feel the need for revenge, then, maybe, you could fire. But you're... just an android. You can't feel anything, can you? It's just another interesting, intellectual puzzle for you - another of life's... curiosities.
Lt. Commander Data
I cannot allow you to continue.
[fires the disruptor
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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