Star Trek: The Next Generation/The Quality of Life

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The Quality of Life
Airdate November 16, 1992
Production Number 235
Written by Naren Shankar
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
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The Quality of Life is the ninth episode of the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the one-hundred and thirty-fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Ellen Bry (Dr. Farallon), J. Downing (Transporter Chief)


Plot Overview

Data suspects that the adaptive, robotic tools used at a particle fountain research facility have become life forms, because (among other things) they exhibit an instinct for self-preservation.


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