The classic Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode 'The Measure of a Man' debuted 30 years ago, giving us an insight into the character of Data, already as fan favourite but expanded greatly in this classic episode.
StarTrek.com take a look back three decades to the story and making of this key episode from the early days of TNG.
One of Star Trek: The Next Generation's most memorable and most dramatic episodes, “The Measure of a Man,” premiered on February 13, 1989. Thirty years on, the hour holds up well, as its story -- Picard arguing that Data is a sentient being with the accompanying freedoms and rights -- remains as timely as ever. The ninth episode of TNG's second season, it was scripted by Melinda M. Snodgrass and directed by Robert Scheerer.