Stardate 43657.0: Data is inspired by a cybernetics conference he has attended and, after spending extensive off-duty time in his lab, announces that he has created Lal, an android “daughter” – which does not please the captain at first, but when Starfleet Admiral Haftell arrives with the intention of taking Lal off the Enterprise, Data’s child experiences an irreversible malfunction: emotion!
written by Rene Echevarria
directed by Jonathan Frakes
music by Ron Jones
Guest Cast: Hallie Todd (Lal), Nicolas Coster (Admiral Haftell), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Judyann Elder (Lt. Ballard), Diana Moser, Hayne Bayle, Maria Leone, James G. Becker (Ten Forward Crew), Leonard John Crofoot (“generic” Lal)
LogBook entry by Earl Green