A Starfleet ship has a disaster in the largest black cloud ever observed, an astronomical phenomenon which gravely distorts gravity itself. Data is able to rescue a single survivor, the young boy Timothy, who lost both his parents on the starship and suppresses the unspeakable trauma, yet may have invaluable information about what happened and how the Enterprise is best to handle the black cloud itself. Troi encourages savior Data to spend time with Timothy, who decides to 'become' an android, physically and mentally superior to humans, like his mentor. When the Enterprise reaches the black cloud, the bridge officers prove unable to handle it in any known way like the other ship, Data and Timothy must make the difference...
Did You Know?
The landscape scene Data paints was in fact one created by Dan Curry
in central California. See more
When Data has finished waxing Timothy's hair, just before he turns Timothy to show him the new hairstyle, there is a visible tuft from the boys head on his right side (our left). As Data stands up to turn the chair, the tuft of hair has been waxed down properly. See more
Lt. Commander Data
I have been told that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more