After a visit to a cybernetics conference on an asteroid belt, Data returns and presents the human crew to the android Lal, which he considers his- child. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is appalled, to Data's utter surprise, that life was created without prior permission of any kind. Meanwhile Lal is allowed to choose, advised by Data and Troi, its own gender and racial appearance- human female. Data and others find educating and refining her software fascinating, but she makes progress no-one anticipated. Admiral Anthony Haftel comes to investigate, is impressed but wants this unique specimen removed from her 'parent', which proves no lesser drama then in a human family... Written by
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This is Michael Dorn's favourite episode, along with The Drumhead. See more
Data teaches Lal how to blink, but earlier when Data and Wesley are discussing Lal she is already visibly blinking. See more
Father says I would learn a great deal from working with someone as old as you.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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