The Enterprise responds to a request for medical assistance from Dr. Ira Graves, considered by many to be the greatest living mind in the universe. Graves didn't want any help and the Enterprise was summoned by his assistant Kareen. He is a crotchety old man who doesn't really like people but is now in the terminal stages of his illness. He taught Data's creator, Dr. Soong, everything he knows and describes himself as the android's grandfather. Knowing that the end is near, he transfers all of his knowledge and intellect into Data. As a result, Data begins to act differently and becomes a cause of concern to Picard and others. Written by
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This takes place in 2365. See more
In the shot of the Enterprise in orbit after returning to Gravesworld, with the ship moving right to left, the registry number NCC-1701-D is mirrored in reverse, showing they originally shot the footage with the ship moving left to right. See more
"So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, so long lives this... and this gives life to thee."
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more