Episode Info

Commander Maddox (Brian Brophy), the officer presiding over Starbase 173 demands that Data be taken apart for study. The argument is that Data is merely "property" and not a living being. This assertion is particularly painful to Guinan, who equates Maddox's attitude with that of Southern slaveholders during the Civil War; it is on this base that Picard mounts his defense of the hapless Data. Written by Melinda Snodgrass, "The Measure of a Man" was originally telecast February 18, 1989.


Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Amanda McBroom
as Judge Advocate General
Diana Muldaur
as Katherine "Kate" Pulaski
Clyde Kusatsu
as Adm. Nakamura
Brian Brophy
as Cdr. Bruce Maddox
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