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  • 7.0

    Just a throwback, filler episode

    By Celedorian, Nov 04, 2012

    This Data episode is a throwback that wouldn't be out of place amidst any of TNG's seven seasons. It's a vanilla concept that doesn't break any new ground (outside of being the rare medical mystery where the audience is ahead of the characters.) It is nonetheless well executed and mildly entertaining.



    The B story is, surprisingly, not about the Enterprise crew trying to find Data (probably because Patrick Stewart was unavailable for most of the shoot) but it is instead about Riker giving Troi a command test. It's somewhat implausible and predictable, but short and inoffensive.moreless

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  • 7.0

    She is Data's boss now?? What is the galaxy coming to?

    By master_t_316, Jun 20, 2011

    In this Episode Data looses his memory among a pre-warp civilization, and Counselor Troi........ goes for the rank of Commander. The idea of Dianna Troi being in a command position is full of holes as it is, but the fact that she is now Data's superior officer is absurd. Data is the ships 2nd officer. Dianna Troi is a therapist. I guess they'll let anyone command a starship these days. That's right, Harry Kim spent 7 years as an Ensign, but a therapist has command authority on the Enterprise. The episode's integrity was saved by Data's storyline. It's cool to see him try and figure out who he is whilst among primitives. FIRE, WATER, ROCK, & SKY are the 4 "elements" that are in everything and everyone. Hey, I said primitives. Don't watch the episode to see "Commander" Troi pilot the Enterprise to its doom, watch it to see Data cure radiation poisoning when he doesn't even remember what radiation is.moreless

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  • 7.5

    One of the better episodes in TNG's final stretch.

    By pharoahsdance, Jun 20, 2011

    I don't know why the writers felt the Data story was not strong enough to carry out the entire episode; though it's nothing earth-shattering by this point, it's a nice story that exploits Brent Spiner's chemistry with child actors. The irony that Data (or rather his actions) are responsible for killing the villages does nothing to spoil the story.



    The other tale - Troi's promotion - is not worthless, but it's more than a little implausible. As numerous people have asked, is it really so easy to be promoted on the Enterprise - even after throwing a tantrum in front of the first officer?



    There are weaker episodes, but the show was clearly well past its prime here.moreless

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  • 9.6

    This episode begins differently than the others. Dr Krusher is commanding the “Enterprise” while Data is on Barkon IV. She notifies Data that she will be leaving. Data does not respond. So Crusher assumes that Data can’t hear her

    By Pink_Floyd_AL, Oct 17, 2006

    This episode begins differently than the others. Dr Krusher is commanding the “Enterprise” while Data is on Barkon IV. She notifies Data that she will be leaving. Data does not respond. So Crusher assumes that Data can’t hear her because of atmospheric interference. Unknown to Crusher Data has suffered complete memory loss and is carrying a container that says radioactive. Data comes across a settlement and is asked what is in the case. Data lets a settler open the case. Data lets the settler hold the fragments. Has Data lost it? Meanwhile Troi takes her bridge officers exam.moreless

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