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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The last minute/emergency casting of Saul Runinek was largely a result of chance. Director Timothy Bond had known Rubinek from school, and when in Los Angeles to work on Bonfire Of The Vanities, Rubinek asked Bond if he could visit the sets. Bond agreed to arrange a visit knowing that Rubinek was a Star Trek fan. In the process, Bond persuaded Rubinek, who at the time never did any TV guest roles, to take the part of Fajo. See more
Flavis makes a point to cover the number pad lock to keep Data from memorizing the unlocking code. While Data tries different combinations later, he fails to notice that each number makes a clearly different sound. All he had to do was access the audio memory Flavis used to figure out the combination. See more
Lt. Commander Data
I must emphasize, Mr. Fajo, that I consider this captivity a hostile act on your part.
Oh, well... you'll get used to it.
References Star Trek: The Cage
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more