Season: 6

Original Airdate: 2/20/1993

Writer(s): Brannon Braga
Director(s): Winrich Kolbe

Guest Stars
James Cromwell as Shrek
Jennifer Gatti as Ba’el
Cristine Rose as Gi’ral
Siddig El Fadil as Julian Bashir
Richard Herd as L’Kor

Stardate: 46578.4

Synopsis: The Enterprise makes a stop at Deep Space 9 to assist the station crew in rebuilding the Bajoran aquaduct system destroyed by the Cardassians when they left the station. Dr. Bashir is caught by Data using the Enterprise computer system to analyze medical equipment discovered in the Gamma quadrant. During their investigation, Data is struck by an energy beam from the equipment causing him to lose consciousness and experience a dormant program installed by his creator that was meant to be activated when Data achieved a certain level of development. Meanwhile, Worf meets an alien, Shrek, in the promenade who convinces Worf that his father did not die at Kitomer but instead is living as a prisoner of the Romulans. Worf travels with Shrek to the prison planet in an attempt to find his father.

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