I can remember watching this episode the first time it aired. It was rather good and stands the test of time. However, there isnt much excitement to be had. The only real plotline is Data's relationship with the sole survivor of the USS Viko, who naturally forms a bond with his rescuer.
The conflict in this episode rises a tad when the starship is put into peril by its own machinations, attempting to do the exact same as the Viko. So why were they so surprised when things start happening to the ship? Anyways, resolution is handled pretty well when the boy snaps out of his idolisation of Data to help Data determine the course of action to save the ship. Here the boy was actually responding to the crews vocal confirmations rather than actually helping predict anything.
Good thing that Data was onboard, because w/o him they would not have been able to process the information in the necessary time to save themselves.
Like I said, nothing spectacular happens, but its well done.