Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting ... See full summary »

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Cliff Bole

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Joe Menosky (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
David Huddleston ... The Conductor
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro ... The Hitman
Thomas Kopache ... The Engineer
Arlee Reed Arlee Reed ... The Hayseed
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Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting the strange behavior as it begins to become self-aware. Written by Good2Go

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TV-PG
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in 2370. See more »

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When Geordi and Picard are on the bridge talking about the events in cargo bay there's a cable lying on the ground on the left. See more »

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The Conductor: Tickets please!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Adversary (1995) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Perhaps they were running out of ideas....
6 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Emergence" was one of the last episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and it is the sort of show that makes you think that perhaps the series had run its course and was ready to wrap.

The show is a holodeck episode and I should point out that that I almost always hate episodes that take place in the holodeck--which is exactly why I disliked it. It seems that something in the computer system is showing signs of sentience and it's centered on one of the holodecks. When the crew enters to see what's happening, they see various disparate characters from various programs on a train. Using metaphors as a guide, the crew decide to help the conductor get the train to where it's going--as otherwise the ship will continue behaving very unpredictably.

It's a holo episode. If you like 'em, you'll probably like this. If you think they show evidence of poor writing, then you won't. I didn't.


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