A presumed routine transport of material from a Federation-friendly planet to the Enterprise goes suddenly wrong as the shuttle craft explodes. Android Data is presumed killed in the accident but actually finds himself kept captive on a starship by Kivas Fajo and his assistant Varria, who have an impressive collection of contraband treasures, but refuses to be a valued capture and attempts to escape. On board Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge and Wesley champion the thesis that its doesn't fit with Data's android nature after careful examination of all recordings...
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Fajo's lapling was a hand puppet created by Michael Westmore. Producer David Livingston recalled, "It was this little creature that Saul Rubinek went up to and said 'bidi-bidi-bidi.' That was his call to the creature and that became a running gag. People on the set still say 'bidi-bidi-bidi.'" "Bidi Bidi bidi" is possibly a reference to the robot character Twiki from series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It is the sound that it made often. See more
When Kivas throws acid on Data's uniform, there are dark spots high on his chest and his right arm. When the acid starts smoking, it is much lower on his chest and not at all on his arm. See more
Data. You will be catered to... fawned over, cared for, as you never have been before. Your every wish will be fulfilled.
Lt. Commander Data
I wish to leave.
Almost every wish.
References Star Trek: The Cage
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more