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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was to have played Kivas Fajo but attempted suicide a few days into filming. He was replaced by Saul Rubinek
and Rappaport's scenes were refilmed. Rappaport committed suicide two months later. The footage featuring Rappaport can be seen on disc five of the season three blu-ray release under the episode menu. 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
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
[reading from 'Hamlet'
"He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again."
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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