Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 9

The Measure Of A Man

Aired Unknown Feb 13, 1989 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • Riker: Data is a physical representation of a dream, an idea conceived by the mind of a man. His purpose? To serve human needs and interests. He is a collection of neural nets and heuristic algorithms. His responses are dictated by an elaborate software program written by a man. The hardware was built by a man. And a man will turn him off. (uses Data's shut down switch) Pinocchio is broken...his strings have been cut.