Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 16

The Offspring

Aired Unknown Mar 12, 1990 on CBS

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  • For those who like thought-provoking, emotional episodes, you sure will not be disappointed.

    In this episode we get a closer look at the character of Data, one of TNG's fan favorites. We get to see a completely different angle of his pursuit to become human as he creates a "child". But this "child", of course is made of wires and microchips. The battle over control of the new life form, between Starfleet and Capt. Picard adds to an episode that is already filled with plenty of drama. The beauty in the writing of the script is enhanced by a plot building towards a tragic finish. The ending I will not spoil, as it may even bring a tear to you eye.