I'm trying to remember which episode it is.

I remember Data checking it out on the bridge. It didn't have navigational coordinates, as such, but something like pulsar rotation speeds. It was a glass thermos-like device with a silver end connection and some wires at one end. Any ideas?

  • What do you mean "It didn't have navigational coordinates, as such"? You mean like a display?
    – 1252748
    Nov 2 '15 at 3:35
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    Are you sure it was TNG? Voyager used "bio-neural gel-packs" as computer components. They pretty similar to what you describe.
    – 1252748
    Nov 2 '15 at 3:38
  • Accept the answer, don't post another answer saying that it is correct.
    – Wad Cheber
    Nov 2 '15 at 23:36

It sounds like you are talking about the device from John Doe's ship in the third-season episode "Transfigurations". Data and LaForge analyze it to try to determine Doe's place of origin, as he has no memory of it.

DATA: Computer, assume these symbols are pulsars. Translate associated values into standard temporal notations.

Computer, is there a pulsar with a rotational period of...one-point-five-two-four-four seconds within sensor range?

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Is this it?

Data with device

It's from the episode Contagion (2x11)

  • Good answer, but probably not :-)
    – Valorum
    Nov 2 '15 at 6:50

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