Data dating episode
He theorises that life might have evolved differently in the nebula because of the volume of dark matter detected.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) orders the ship to the nearest planet within the nebula.
The episode was written by Joe Menosky and Ronald D.
Moore and was the directorial debut of cast member Patrick Stewart.
Over the course of the episode Data (an android) attempts to understand human romantic relationships by soliciting advice from his crewmates, then develops theories about the most effective means of maintaining close interpersonal contact, and tries to use these theories to initiate a romantic relationship with Jenna.
Keith De Candido had the view that it was a re-hash of the second season episode "The Dauphin".
Data discovers that dark matter is causing the distortions.
The ship can detect the pockets at short range, but not in enough time to move out of the way.
Picard enters his ready room and finds his belongings scattered on the floor.
He calls in Worf, who cannot explain their displacement.