Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 6.09 Quality of Life (11/16/1992)
Redshirt Status: 0/3/38
Notable Guest Stars:
Ellen Bry (Farallon) – Her more recurrent roles include The Amazing Spider-Man, and St. Elsewhere.
This episode is interesting, though not the ones I would watch over again. In it, Data discovers that the Exocomps, a computerized tool created by Dr. Farallon to help assist her in repairs and upgrades to her mining technology, has shown possible signs of life.
From a characterization perspective, its important for Data. In this episode he seeks to find others like him who started life out as a mechanical yet have life. They never state in the episode whether they officially decide the exocomps are living, but at least he changes Farallon’s mind about treatment.
I honestly don’t have much comments to make on this one, so it’s a very short review.
- Written by Naren Shankar
- Directed by Jonathan Frakes
- LeVar Burton’s beard was being grown for his wedding so Geordi was able to have one for several episodes. Apparently the production team figured Geordi was better cleanshaven, but I don’t think it matters either way.
- Data characterization
- The idea of AI developing out of super-learning computers.
- While I love Data, this season has been fairly Data heavy. Could we have some characterization development for another character?
Screencap via CygnusX1.net