Episode 262: "Inheritance" 

The U.S.S. Enterprise travels to the planet Atrea IV in order to avert an impending natural disaster. Husband-and-wife scientists Pran and Juliana Tainer explain that Atrea's molten core is solidifying, a condition that will eventually render their planet uninhabitable. Data suggests re-liquefying the core by injecting plasma directly into the planet's center, and Pran and Juliana agree to try. After the meeting, Juliana approaches Data with some surprising news she was once married to Dr. Soong and is, in effect, his mother. She explains that Data doesn't remember her because his memory was erased shortly before the Crystalline entity's attack on Omicron Theta. Soong intended to reactivate Data, but he and Juliana were forced to flee without him. Data breaks the news that Dr. Soong is dead, and Juliana is clearly shaken. She tells Data she hopes to spend time with him, but he is disturbed by the fact that he has no memory of her.
Later, Data confides to Troi that he is confused as to how his own mother could never attempt to contact him, and Troi encourages him to confront Juliana. The next day, Juliana fills Data in on his childhood while they prepare to fire the first phaser blast to enter the magma pockets. The process goes smoothly, and Data takes Juliana back to his quarters, where he plays the violin for her. She is impressed with his talent, and is also interested in his paintings, particularly one of his late daughter, Lal. When he tells Juliana that he hopes to have another child, she admits that she was against her husband creating Data because of the way Lore turned out. She also reveals the painful truth that she and Soong left him on Omicron Theta not because they had to, but because she feared that If he were reactivated, he would become evil, like Lore.

Data, Pran, and Juliana travel to Atrea to set up the plasma infusion units in the magma pockets. Pran notices the tension between Data and his wife, and Data asks Juliana if she would have left him behind if he were her biological child. Juliana explains that while she loved him as if she gave birth to him, she could not bear the thought of being forced to dismantle him like she was with Lore. Data accepts this and relaxes, but almost immediately afterward, begins to sense something "strange" about his mother. He begins to check her medical records but is summoned to Transporter Room Two one of the magma pockets on Atrea has caved-in.

Since Pran Is injured in the cave-in, Juliana returns with Data to finish the work before the pocket collapses. They are able to complete the job, but a series of severe tremors changes the landscape and renders their beam-out point unreachable. They must jump off a 30-foot cliff to reach safety, and Data insists that Juliana make the jump. She lands hard and is knocked unconscious, and her arm is ripped off, revealing that she is an android.

Geordi La Forge discovers an information chip inside Juliana's "brain," and Data inserts it into the Holodeck. Dr. Soong appears and talks with Data, telling him that Juliana the android was created after his wife, the human Juliana, was mortally wounded in the Crystalline Entity attack. Soong transferred her memories, and when she was activated, she had no idea that she was an android. Later, Troi encourages Data to let her live out her life believing she is human. Her advice touches Data and he keeps the secret, instead talking with his mother about Soong's great love for her. Juliana leaves the Enterprise happy, looking forward to her next visit with her son.

Production: 262
Season: 7 Episode: 10
Air Date: 11.22.1993
Stardate: 47410.2
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
Fionnula Flanagan as Juliana
William Lithgow as Pran
Continuity: When Data's mother, Dr. Julianna Tanger, steps onto the transporter pad, she is wearing heels. When the transport is complete on the surface of Altria 4, she is wearing low-heeled boots.

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                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
                              
                         "Inheritance" 
                          #40277-262 
                              
                          Written by 
                          Dan Koeppel 
                              
                          Directed by 
                        Robert Scheerer 
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WITH THE TELEVISION LEGAL DEPARTMENT.
Copyright 1993 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights
Reserved. This script is not for publication or
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lost or destroyed, please notify the Script Department.
                         FINAL DRAFT
                      SEPTEMBER 27, 1993
          STAR TREK: "Inheritance" - 09/27/93 - CAST 
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
                         "Inheritance" 
                             CAST                               
                              
                PICARD                 JULIANA
                RIKER                  PRAN
                DATA                   SOONG
                BEVERLY            
                TROI               
                WORF               
                GEORDI   
          
                Non-Speaking           Non-Speaking
                  N.D. SUPERNUMERARIES    N.D. ATREAN
          STAR TREK: "Inheritance" - 09/27/93 - SETS 
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
                         "Inheritance" 
                       
                             SETS 
            INTERIORS                  EXTERIORS
          
            USS ENTERPRISE             USS ENTERPRISE
              BRIDGE
              ENGINEERING
              TEN FORWARD
              HOLODECK
              DATA'S QUARTERS
              SICKBAY
              TRANSPORTER ROOM
              OBSERVATION LOUNGE
          
              FIRST MAGMA POCKET
              SECOND MAGMA POCKET
              SHAFT
              NARROW PASSAGEWAY
   STAR TREK: "Inheritance" - 09/28/93 - PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 
                         "Inheritance" 
                          
                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
                  ATREA           A-tree-uh
                  PRAN            PRAN
                  MAVALA          mah-VAH-lah
                  TERLINA         tur-LEE-nah
                  FOURIER         four-ee-YAY
                  CORVALLEN       kor-VAL-len

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