The Enterprise responds to a request for medical assistance from Dr. Ira Graves, considered by many to be the greatest living mind in the universe. Graves didn't want any help. The Enterprise was summoned by his assistant, Kareen. Graves, a crotchety old man who doesn't really like people, is now in the terminal stage of an illness. Having taught Data's creator, Dr. Soong, everything he knows, he fancies himself Data's grandfather. Knowing his end is near, he transfers all of his knowledge and intellect into Data. As a result, Data begins to act irrationally, becoming a cause of concern to Picard and others.
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When Data refers to Wesley Crusher's "childlike mind," Wesley responds by saying "Data, chronologically you're not much older than I am." It is established that Data was constructed in the year 2336. As this episode takes place in 2365, it would make Data twenty-nine, which is at least twelve years older than Wesley. See more
Dr. Pulaski goes to the bridge via turbolift without once uttering her destination to the computer. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
I have noticed, Grandpa, that you keep repeating the same notes of a musical phrase I am unfamiliar with.
Dr. Ira Graves
Oh, it's a, it's an ancient little tune called "If I Only Had a Heart" - a plaintive lament sung by a mechanical man who longs to be human. It's his only wish.
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