When a supply ship is a day late, the Enterprise crew has an unexpected day to kill in leisure. Geordi and Data get permission to do an experiment, taking the main computer off line a few hours and Data's circuit running various systems, but a small physical burn-out in Data causes a series of malfunctions in him, such as his vocabulary and voice aberrations, but also various glitches in the many functions of the ship's computer, such as keeping track of recordings of say Picard's flute music or the text of a play Crusher and Riker are in. It's worst of all for Worf, who was ordered by Picard to indulge in some purposeless leisure, and chose to join his son Alexander on the holodeck as sheriff and deputy, with period adept Troi as mysterious stranger, in Deadwood, a Wild West evocation, in which two Data-like villains appear, also father and son, with daunting android abilities and no regular computer-restraint..
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had a rare treat getting to play other characters beyond his understated Data character. He rarely got to do that in this series. He has stated at many convention appearances that his android character was very easy to play and he actually enjoyed playing evil Lore much more. See more
Crusher, in trying to convince Picard to act in her play, tells him that the rehearsal is at 1:30. While she could mean 1:30 am, it is well established that the Enterprise department heads, barring a crisis or emergency, operate on a schedule closer to the real-world "9 to 5". If so, Crusher's rehearsal would be at 1:30 pm, which she would refer to as "1330 hours". See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
[to Worf after his encounter with Frank Hollander
My God, you've been shot!
This western inspired episode ends with the Enterprise flying into the sunset... See more
References Quantum Leap
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more