Episode 185: "Data's Day" 

Data is excited about his friend Keiko's upcoming wedding to Chief O'Brien, where the android will be giving the bride away. When the bride succumbs to jitters and calls the wedding off, Data applies android logic, and decides that since O'Brien loves Keiko, if calling off the wedding makes her happy it will make O'Brien happy. Of course, the heartbroken groom's reaction to Data's news quickly reflects otherwise. Data's confusion is compounded when Geordi assures him that the wedding will proceed as planned. With this in mind, he attempts to buy a gift for the couple, and encounters Worf, who informs Data that he will have to dance at the wedding. Data has never danced, so he enlists Dr. Crusher's help after learning from her file that she was once a tap dancing champion.
In the midst of this pre-wedding chaos, Data must escort aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise the Vulcan Ambassador T'Pel, who is preparing to negotiate a treaty with the Romulans inside the Neutral Zone. While the Ambassador's curt behavior sets most of the crew on edge, the android remains unaffected by emotions. Meanwhile, O'Brien asks Data to convince Keiko to go through with the wedding, and Data's lack of understanding soon upsets her as well. Counselor Troi is unable to help him see the reason for his friend's behavior. Later, T'Pel summons Data to her quarters, where she asks him to reveal secret defense information. He refuses to surrender it on the grounds that the Ambassador does not have proper authorization.

Although he masters tap dancing in seconds, Beverly has some difficulty teaching Data to dance with a partner, but eventually he begins to catch on. Some time afterward, the U.S.S. Enterprise meets a Romulan warbird, and despite Picard's unease about the situation, the crew begins to transport T'Pel aboard. However, something interrupts the transporter signal and the Ambassador is killed.

Finding no flaw in the transport system, Data mimics the tactics of Sherlock Holmes, who, like Data, relied primarily on logic. The android detective discovers that T'Pel was not really killed. Using similar equipment, the Romulans beamed her off the ship themselves and left behind genetic compounds designed to fool the crew into thinking they killed her.

Picard confronts Mendak, the Romulan commander, with this information and learns that T'Pel is actually a Romulan spy. After a tense standoff, the U.S.S. Enterprise heads home. With the danger now passed, Data approaches Keiko to make amends. She informs him that he did not offend her and that the wedding will continue as planned after all. Data soon walks his friend down the aisle, where she and O'Brien are married by Captain Picard.

Production: 185
Season: 4 Episode: 11
Air Date: 01.07.1991
Stardate: 44390.1
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien
Rosalind Chao as Keiko O'Brien
April Grace as Transporter Technician
Sierra Pecheur as T'Pel
Alan Scarfe as Mendak
Shelly Desai as V'Sal
Rosalind Chao Trivia:

Is the wife of well-known voice actor Simon Templeman, who is best known for voicing the character "Kain" in the Legacy of Kain video game series.

Has gained popularity among Star Trek fans for her long career on two Star Trek series including "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).

Has an action figure modeled after her character Keiko from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).

Graduated from Pomona College, (Claremont, California) in 1978.

Her ethnicity is Chinese

Has a son.

Turned down the chance to work full-time on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) so that she could spend more time with her family. But, she instead agreed to do recurring roles in episodes each season.

Rosalind's father encouraged her to audition for what would be her first television role on the 70s TV sitcom "Here's Lucy" (1968).

Was enrolled in the communications department at U.S.C. where she hoped to go into broadcasting. After a disillusioning year at the CBS-owned radio station in Hollywood, Rosalind decided to return to acting.

Her parents ran a successful restaurant near Disneyland.

Along with Tim Russ, Jeffrey Combs, John de Lancie and Marc Alaimo, she is one of only five actors to make guest appearances in ten or more different episodes of 'Star Trek' ("Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) Season Four through Six and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) Season One through Seven).

While auditioning for the part of Keiko O'Brien on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), she was up against actress Patti Yasutake, who also auditioned for the role. Rosalind eventually got the role, and Patti got the part of "Nurse Allysa Ogawa" on the same show.

Made her first appearance at a Star Trek Convention in August 2005 at Vegas Con.

 

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

"Data's Day"
#40274-185

Teleplay by
Ronald D. Moore

Directed by
Robert Wiemer

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FINAL DRAFT

OCTOBER 10, 1990

STAR TREK: "Data's Day" - REV. 10/17/90 - CAST

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
"Data's Day"

CAST

PICARD                                                        T'PEL
RIKER                                                     MENDAK
DATA                                         KEIKO ISHIKAWA
BEVERLY                                                    V'SAL
TROI
GEORDI
WORF
Non-Speaking
O'BRIEN                                    ALFREDO JUAREZ
TRANSPORTER TECHNICIAN FRANCISCA JUAREZ
JUAREZ BABY
Non-Speaking
NURSE
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
FEMALE DANCER
SUPERNUMERARIES
DATA'S CAT

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