While Picard's is running out of excuses to decline Admiral Nakamura's invitation to a Starfleet flag officers banquet, Geordi's having difficulties with installing a new warp core. Dr. Soong's dream program gives Data his first nightmares; Troi advises against stopping it. She suggests therapy and a temporary interruption when the visions disturb his internal chronometer so he oversleeps, and spontaneously occur while on duty. However one element proves a real organism, so it's decided that Geordi and Picard use a device that allows them to enter Data's dreams and interact with him and other characters.
Did You Know?
In Data's first nightmare during the prologue, when he is dismantled by the miners, the prop head seen is the same one used in "Time's Arrow" Parts 1 and 2 (1992). The head is used again in Star Trek: Voyager for the episode "Unimatrix Zero: Part 1" (2000). In this case, it is redressed to represent the severed head of a Borg drone. See more
It has been clear that the Enterprise needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
When Data is putting the engine offline and Geordi is telling the captain he needs a couple of hours to reconstruct the plasma conduits, you'll see short after that Data is in his quarters again.
Data does not need rest, and yet he is watching his cat spot like he has nothing else to do.
His priorities at that moment would be the repairs of the engine/ship. See more
Ensign Gates, set course for starbase 219, warp 6... engage.
[ship doesn't move
Engage... Bridge to Engineering. Mr. La Forge, why isn't my ship moving?
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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