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...
Did You Know?
Among the artifacts in Fajo's collection is the communication device used by Sarjenka in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals
(1989), and a small vase that would be seen in the crew quarters of Data, Worf, Miles O'Brien, and many others later in the series. See more
When Geordi wakes from the dream he is having about Data's accident, he picks up his visor, seems to look at it and turns it around then puts it on. Geordi is blind without his visor and would not be able to see it was the wrong way around. However, he can tell by touch that it is backwards without seeing it. See more
Lt. Commander Data
I have been designed with a fundamental respect for life in all its forms, and a strong inhibition against causing harm to living beings.
What a marvelous contradiction - a military pacifist!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more