When a supply ship is a day late, the Enterprise crew has an unexpected day to kill in leisure. Geordi and Data get permission to do an experiment, taking the main computer off line a few hours and Data's circuit running various systems, but a small physical burn-out in Data causes a series of malfunctions in him, such as his vocabulary and voice aberrations, but also various glitches in the many functions of the ship's computer, such as keeping track of recordings of say Picard's flute music or the text of a play Crusher and Riker are in. It's worst of all for Worf, who was ordered by Picard to indulge in some purposeless leisure, and chose to join his son Alexander on the holodeck as sheriff and deputy, with period adept Troi as mysterious stranger, in Deadwood, a Wild West evocation, in which two Data-like villains appear, also father and son, with daunting android abilities and no regular computer-restraint..
Did You Know?
When Frank Hollander walks away from the prison cell toward the camera, we see Eli Hollander behind him in the cell. Both characters are played by Brent Spiner
, but in this shot we see an obvious stand-in for Eli. See more
Where's ma boy?
This western inspired episode ends with the Enterprise flying into the sunset... See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more