Settled in the 24th century and 78 years after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
The particle fountain was a new mining technology totally different than any existing mining technology. To explore the possibilities the particle fountain project was started which Dr. Farallon supervised.
A few years before field testing commenced, she experimented with modified industrial servo mechanisms which she called Exocomps. The devices not only replicated tools, but had problem solving capabilities. She thought these would help to complete the project more quickly.
In 2369 Dr. Farallon assisted Lieutenant Commander La Forge of the starship USS Enterprise-D to perform an evaluation of the particle fountain project. The Federation was interested to use a particle fountain on Carema III. When there were problems with the new mining system, Farallon used the exocomps to repair the mining systems.
However Lieutenant Commander Data discovered the exocomps were alive. At first she refused to believe Data, but after it was determined that they were, she agreed not to exploit the exocomps.
Dr. Farallon was a great admirer of Doctor Noonien Soong and made an extensive study of his positronic network design.
(TNG: "The Quality of Life")
The story of the Exocomps and their attainment of sentiency may be seen here
Doctor Farallon Photos
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