70 – The Most Toys

Grade: C+

The Most Toys (1990) on IMDb


The Enterprise is delivering a hazardous material to a world that desperately needs it. Because it is too dangerous to use the transporter, Commander Data will need to pick up the material using a shuttlecraft. Suddenly, the shuttlecraft explodes, but there is evidence that Data might not have been on board when it exploded.


This episode is not one of my favorites. I’m not sure what it is, but I just don’t enjoy it much. I bet part of it is that I don’t like the main guest character. Actually, we learn a lot about Data, and it’s nice to see his character fleshed out a bit, but I just don’t like the rest of the characters much.

This is actually the second time in this season when an Enterprise officer is taken hostage. The other time was in The High Ground, when Dr. Crusher was kidnapped by a group of people that needed a good Doctor. The Most Toys, however, is a much better study in what happens to people when they are abducted. But it still isn’t that much fun to watch.

The ending of this episode is by far the best part, when Data is rescued and he is beamed aboard the ship. Watch what happens when Riker asks Data if he fired a phaser during transport.

Of Note

It was nice to see LaForge and Wesley Crusher examine some of Data’s things in his quarters. I especially liked it when the pulled out all his Starfleet medals – that was reminiscent of when Picard asked Data about them during Measure of a Man. Another great scene is when Picard quotes Shakespeare regarding Data.