A Starfleet ship has a disaster in the largest black cloud ever observed, an astronomical phenomenon which gravely distorts gravity itself. Data is able to rescue a single survivor, the young boy Timothy, who lost both his parents on the starship and suppresses the unspeakable trauma, yet may have invaluable information about what happened and how the Enterprise is best to handle the black cloud itself. Troi encourages savior Data to spend time with Timothy, who decides to 'become' an android, physically and mentally superior to humans, like his mentor. When the Enterprise reaches the black cloud, the bridge officers prove unable to handle it in any known way like the other ship, Data and Timothy must make the difference...
Did You Know?
Patrick Stewart directed several TNG episodes including "In Theory", "Hero Worship", "A Fistful of Datas", "Phantasms" and "Preemptive Strike". See more
After Data yanks Timothy out from under the rubble where he's trapped and carries him out to the open corridor, he calls out "Energize!" before touching his communicator pin. See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
[referring to Timothy
His world is gone, Data. We're gonna have to help him build a new one.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more