When transporting a dangerous material to the Enterprise, Data is kidnapped and the crew is led to believe he is dead when the shuttlecraft he was piloting explodes enroute.

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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 KGF Vissers

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5 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Saul Rubinek (Kivas Fatjo) and Brent Spiner (Data) play against each again in a recurring story thread on Warehouse 13 (2009). See more »

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When Kivas throws acid on Data's uniform, there are dark spots high on his chest and his right arm. When the acid starts smoking, it is much lower on his chest and not at all on his arm. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: I must emphasize, Mr. Fajo, that I consider this captivity a hostile act on your part.
Kivas Fajo: [indifferently] Oh, well... you'll get used to it.
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References Star Trek: The Cage (1986) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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A very familiar plot but still worth watching.
17 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Treehouse of Horror X, Dr. Who (The Collector--"The Sun Makers") Saul Rubinek as Kivas Fajo

The main idea behind "The Most Toys" is very familiar. I cannot say exactly when the plot was first used, but it was the subject in "Dr. Who" back in the 1970s ("The Sun Makers") and was used later on "The Simpsons" ("Treehouse of Terror X")--so this "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode isn't exactly unique. Because of this, it cannot be one of the better episodes of the series--but I did really like the way it ended.

When the episode begins, Data is accidentally killed and the crew of the Enterprise grieves for this loss. However, what actually occurred is that a dirt-bag named Kivas Fajo (Saul Rubinek) stole Data in order to add it to his sick little collection of rarities. He really has no interest in Data as anything other than a curiosity--and because he and no one else in the universe can have him. Despite being very strong and bright, Data is unable to escape from this sociopath's clutches.

The bottom line is that Fajo's cruelty and Data's ultimate solution to this is makes this one memorable. Well worth seeing despite its familiarity.


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