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The question of Commander Data's sentience is raised when a brash Starfleet scientist requests that he disassemble Data to study his positronic brain... in the hopes of a Data-like android on every ship in the fleet.
Thanks to the BluRay release, I enjoyed the extended cut of this episode...

An episode about morals, and an illusion to The Doctor. My question is what ever happened to the precedent set from this episode? Is Starfleet still so close minded that the rights of an Android don't even come to the fore when creating a hologram to serve in sickbay's?

Data made a very good point at the beginning of this episode, if LaForge's eyes are so much better than a humans... why doesn't everyone have a pair?
Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard
Jonathon Frakes
as Commander Riker
Gates McFadden
as Doctor Crusher
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Commander Data
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Commander LaForge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Troi
Wil Wheaton
as Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher
Special Appearance By
Diana Muldaur as Doctor Pulaski

Special Guest Star:
Whoopi Goldberg

Guest Cast:
Amanda McBroom
Clyde Kusatsu
Brian Brophy
Written By:
Melinda M. Snodgrass
Directed By:
Robert Scheerer
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