Speculation/Nitpicks Edit

  • The NCC-7100 model in the captain's ready room is pointed one way when Picard confronts Data for his insubordination, and another way a few scenes later when Troi delivers her report to Picard.
  • One of the earliest computer viruses, SCA, outputted the text, "Something wonderful has happened. Your Amiga is alive!" In this episode, Graves/Data says, "Something wonderful has happened", as Data has come "alive" due to the "virus" of Graves within him. As the SCA virus, which debuted in 1987, was well known within the computer subculture in 1989, this may be an intentional allusion by the writer to that early virus.

Nitpick and Speculation... — Morder (talk) 23:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I have noticed that Data used a lot of contractions during this episode. I know that during the first 2 seasons of Star Trek TNG, he used a lot of contractions because Brent Spiner probably wasn't used to not using them. However, in this episode, were the contractions left in because it is not really Data talking? Or were these simply more errors on Spiner's part? ~~MuEpsilonGamma~~

I'm 100% sure that it was simply because it wasn't Data talking but Ira Graves. — Morder (talk) 20:58, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

Similar episodeEdit

If you have evidence that the writers had those plot elements in mind when writing this episode, the article can note that, but otherwise, no.--31dot 15:15, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Data found on floorEdit

Why is Data found face up on the floor? If anything, he should have been found in his chair. In addition, there is no equipment and no physical change in the appearance of Data to explain how Dr. Graves transferred himself to the ship's computer. -- 15:32, March 18, 2011 (UTC)

Bluetooth. --OuroborosCobra talk 19:27, March 18, 2011 (UTC)


I'm afraid it sounds too much like speculation to add to the page, but I thought it interesting that Dr. Selar's presence on the away team preserves Dr. Pulaski's record of not using the Enterprise transporters, a key plot point in the next aired episode. Maybe if any we leave out any notion that it was the writer's intent, and just note the fact? --IronMushroom (talk) 12:31, March 20, 2017 (UTC)

Any connection between the two plot points is speculation without direct evidence(like the writers saying so). 31dot (talk) 21:47, March 20, 2017 (UTC)