During a mission to repair a probe which crashed on a planet with a Renaissance culture, an explosion damages Data bad enough to cause amnesia. He is taken in by villager Garvin and his arrogant wife, a teacher who puts him in her class. Before she's convinced of Data's scientific superiority by experiments, the nuclear material he carried has caused radiation sickness. Meanwhile Deanna decides to take her bridge officer exams, supervised by Riker, but keeps failing the engineering emergency test- or is it really something else? Written by
Did You Know?
The events of this episode resembles the Goiania accident in central Brazil where there was an incident of radioactive contamination. See more
In the anvil scene, the smith is holding a long thin blade in his tongs which he works on. In the next cut - at the moment when the anvil breaks down - the blade has suddenly disappeared. See more
Commander William T. Riker
[after Troi has performed the engineering qualification test
Congratulations - you just destroyed the Enterprise.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more