After a visit to a cybernetics conference on an asteroid belt, Data returns and presents the human crew to the android Lal, which he considers his child. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is appalled, to Data's utter surprise, that life was created without prior permission of any kind. Meanwhile Lal is allowed to choose, advised by Data and Troi, its own gender and racial appearance - human female. Data and others find educating and refining her software fascinating, but she makes progress no-one anticipated. Admiral Anthony Haftel comes to investigate, is impressed but wants this unique specimen removed from her 'parent', which proves no lesser drama than in a human family.
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Commander Data explains Lal has exceeded his own programming, and cites her use of contractions as an example. Data starts his next sentence with the contraction "I've." See more
This is what it means to feel!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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