Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 14


Aired Unknown Feb 11, 1991 on CBS

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  • Is Data lying or did something happen to the crew ?

    Besides a few quibbles, this story is very well plotted. It starts off a little shakily with a silly scene on the holodeck - but quickly emerges as an interesting story about what happened to the crew while they were unconscious. It first seems Data must be lying when various evidence is gathered to contradict his story about their 30-seconds unconscious state. But instead of going down the obvious path and assuming Data must be up to no good, the story turns to assuming something happened to the crew and Data is trying to save them. Even the ending is quite good with Data smiling about fooling the crew for the second time! However, it is a little unusual for the captain to readily accept that the ship could so easily be destroyed without checking the possibility a bit further.