Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 1

Descent (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 20, 1993 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • This is my FAVORITE episode. Very exciting. Bad Data. His dark side is totally brought out in this episode as he betrays his crewmates. They beseech him, beg him to change his ways, but he is adamant. He will not listen to their pleas.

    Very insightful and I have never looked at Data the same again!
    He has wanted emotions his whole life and thinks he has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream. He is willing to give up his career, his friends for this! He is passionate, adamant for this. He pursues this, until he realizes that he is in fact controlled by an outside force, Lore. When he does, he comes back to himself again.
    Again, very insightful and powerful.
    I have developed my crush on Data because of this episode. I had one before, but this episode clinched it. "Bad" Data was exciting and scintilatining, to say the least!