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
Did You Know?
The last minute emergency casting of Saul Rubinek
was largely a result of chance. Director Timothy Bond
had known Rubinek from school, and when in Los Angeles to work on The Bonfire of the Vanities
(1990), Rubinek asked Bond if he could visit the sets. Bond agreed to arrange a visit knowing that Rubinek was a Star Trek
(1966) fan. In the process, Bond persuaded Rubinek, who at the time never did any TV guest roles, to take the part of Kivas Fajo. See more
Fajo says that the liquid will completely dissolve Data's uniform in seconds, yet when Fajo leaves about twenty seconds later, the uniform is not only still there, the spread of the decay seems to have come to a halt. See more
Lt. Commander Data
Clearly Mr. Fajo has no moral difficulty with my imprisonment here.
Mr. Fajo has no moral difficulties... at all.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more