Episode Info

On the planet of Tyra 7A, scientist Dr. Farallon (Ellen Bry) has created a race of robots known as exocomps. The visiting Enterprise crew members, like Farallon herself, regard these robots as nothing more than standard mechanical devices. But Data thinks differently, regarding the exocomps as living beings, and he's willing to place Picard and Geordi's lives in danger to protect the machines from harm. First offered to local stations on November 21, 1992, "The Quality of Life" was written by Naren Shankar and directed by series regular Jonathan Frakes.


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
Ellen Bry
as Dr. Farallon
J. Downing
as Transporter Chief Kelso
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