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Emergence 

Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting ... See full summary »

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Joe Menosky (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
David Huddleston ... The Conductor
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro ... The Hitman
Thomas Kopache ... The Engineer
Arlee Reed Arlee Reed ... The Hayseed
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Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting the strange behavior as it begins to become self-aware. Written by Good2Go

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the 25th TNG episode directed by Cliff Bole, making him the show's most prolific director. See more »

Goofs

When the train passengers are having the party at the end of the show, Worf, Troi and Data are in attendance and each has a glass of champagne. When the rest of the holodeck characters disappear, they are still holding their glasses. When the holodeck scene disappears, the glasses of champagne that they are holding should have also disappeared. See more »

Quotes

The Conductor: Tickets please!
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Adversary (1995) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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An interesting way to retell a rehashed plot
13 March 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

As we approach the final episodes of season seven it is obvious that the writers are having a difficult time bring new plots into the scripts. In this offering we have another story of a developing life form. But the writers reach deep down on this story and the new life form is the Enterprise itself.

It all begins on the holodeck when a program malfunctions and begins running more than one program. Then the Enterprise begins operating on its on accord as if the ship is thinking for itself. And as with all these types of programs it will be up to the crew to help with a possible emerging life form.

This was a rehashed story that has been used many times in the series. But what saved this show from becoming another repeat plot was the way the episode used the holodeck program characters to tie the story together with the main plot. It was a new way to bring an old story-line to life. As we approach the end of the series this episode proved that you can do new things with old plots. Which should have been used on many of the episodes in weak season seven.


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