The Enterprise comes to the assistance of Captain Thadiun Okona when his ship malfunctions. Okona is a quick-witted and charming rogue who entertains everyone with his humor and is vastly popular with the ladies. While the Enterprise crew rebuilds the parts he needs to continue his journey, they are approached by the leaders of two planets accusing Okona of being a thief, or worse, and demanding that Picard turn him over to them. One is particularly incensed as he has accused Okona of impregnating his daughter. Not all is as it seems however. Data meanwhile tries to better understand humor. He seeks advice from Guinan and on the holodeck also gets advice from a stand up comic. Written by
Did You Know?
When choosing a comedian in order to study humor, the name on the comm panel of the comic that Data chooses is Ronald B Moore, visual effects artist. According to Mission Log Podcast many mistake that it reads Ronald D Moore, who in real life was to join writing team of Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987) the next year. See more
It's well established that the Holodeck exit only appears when explicitly requested. However, when Data and Guinan exit at the end the exit sound effect occurs without either character requesting it. See more
[Data is attempting to tell a joke
Lt. Cmdr. Data
A monk, a clone and a Ferengi decided to go bowling together...
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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