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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This takes place in 2366. See more
When Data, Lal, and Troi enter the holodeck for Lal to choose her gender/form and Data wakes up Troi (who has fallen asleep) you can see staples in the holodeck wall holding up the set. See more
[the man and woman are kissing
He's biting that female!
No, he's not biting her. They're pressing lips; it's called kissing.
[the couple leaves
Why are they leaving?
Lal, there are some things your father's just gonna have to explain to you when he thinks you're ready.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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