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?
In Worf's quarters, the Ligonian glavin can be seen. It was previously seen in the episodes "Peak Performance", "Reunion", "Redemption", "New Ground", and "Cost of Living". See more
When Frank and Eli Hollander (at this point both played by Data) are talking at the prison on the holodeck, the side of Data's left arm seems to be cut off as he turns to walk away. This is due to the split-screen technique used to show both Datas in the same frame. See more
Where have they taken my son? Where is he?
[grabs Eli by his collar
Temper, temper, Sheriff. My pa ain't gonna like it if I come home all bruised.
This western inspired episode ends with the Enterprise flying into the sunset... See more
References Quantum Leap
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more