Stardate 47225.7: Having just received a new warp core from a starbase, the Enterprise departs with both Picard and Geordi ready to test the more efficient drive system en route to an admirals’ banquet which Picard is not looking forward to. The warp core fails to perform to expectations – in fact, it fails to perform at all. Simultaneously, Data experiences his first nightmare, and then his second, and his third, all full of disturbing imagery he feels he should not ignore. His friends don’t think it’s anything to worry about, until Data’s nightmare visions drive him to commit acts of violence.
written by Brannon Braga
directed by Patrick Stewart
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Gina Ravarra (Ensign Tyler), Bernard Kates (Sigmund Freud), Clyde Kusatsu (Admiral Nakamura), David L. Crowley (Workman), and Spot
LogBook entry by Earl Green