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Data's Day 

Data tries to comprehend the complex emotions between O'Brien and Keiko, who are about to be married.

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Robert Wiemer

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Gene Roddenberry (created by), Harold Apter (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko Ishikawa
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Ambassador T'Pel
Alan Scarfe ... Adm. Mendak
Shelly Desai ... V'Sal
April Grace ... Transporter Technician Hubbell
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Storyline

Second officer Lt. Commander Data has agreed to speak a complete record of a day in his functioning for the benefit of scientific android engineer Commander Maddox and concludes that his programming must be improved concerning interaction with human emotions - most puzzling given human practices such as irony. Chief Miles O'Brien's human wedding is amply confusing, even for Worf; bride Keiko Ishikawa's gibbers even more illogical. Learning dances and which are appropriate from Dr. Crusher proves easy. Arthur Conan Doyle's logic of elimination Data soon masters, in time to solve a mysterious accident during negotiations with a Romulan admiral. Written by KGF Vissers

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The replicating center is a partial redress of the bridge of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 as seen in the first three movies. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Commander Data enters his quarters, he walks up to the replicator and orders "feline supplement number 74" and a small, clear glass bowl materializes containing a portion of cat food. The quantity in the bowl greatly increases from the time it materializes to the time when Data sets it on the floor. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: Second Officer's personal log, stardate 44390.1 - Record entry for transmission to Commander Bruce Maddox, Cybernetics Division, Daystrom Institute. Dear Commander Maddox. In reference to your most recent letter, I agree that your study lacks sufficient primary source information on my programming and operation. Therefore, in response to your request, this correspondence will include a complete record of my activities during a normal day, with particular emphasis on my perceptions ...
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Data Dances....and Smiles!
24 August 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode reminded me of those MASH episodes where one of the characters would write to a relative about what was going on daily in their lives. In this one, Data writes to the Daystrom Institute to tell of his efforts to assimilate himself into the crew by exploring and donning human traits. He has bee chosen to be the best man at Chief Obrien and Keiko's wedding and he experiments with all the intricacies of that process, including the seeming cold feet of the bride. In one of the funniest moments of the series, Beverly Crusher is enlisted to teach him to dance. She doesn't know it's for a wedding and teaches him to tap dance. He is very adept because he need only follow her moves When she realizes he misunderstanding, she tries basic ballroom technique with varied success. He does get it, but is stiff and awkward. She tells him to smile and he gets this plastered-on, ridiculous grin as he dances, first with her and then with a holographic partner.

There is also a serious event going on. A Vulcan ambassador is on board the Enterprise, ready to beam over to a Romulan ship to begin negotiations, representative of the Federation. She is killed as she transports over and the Romulans accuse Picard of underhandedness. It is well worth watching to see how this all plays out.


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5 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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