D'Arsay Archive

Spaceborne data-storage facility launched over 87 million years ago by a civilization known as the D'Arsay. The archive was discovered by the crew ot the Enterprise-D in the crew of ta rogue comet in 2370. The archive contained records of artifacts and personalities from D'Arsay mythology. Using the ship's replicator, the archive transformed part of the ship into the setting of an epic drama involving Masaka, a sun goddess. Th archive also altered the positronic programming of Commander Data to portray several characters from the Masaka myth. Among the D'Arsay characters portrayed by Data were a D'Arsay boy, Ihat, Masaka, a victim, and an elder who was Masaka's father. Th archive transformed parts of the Enterprise-D into an aqueduct, a swamp, and a temple. It also filled a photon torpedo with snakes, and turned Engineering into a fiery inferno. Captain Picard portrayed himself as Korgano, another D'Arsay mythic figure, in order to convince the archive to return the ship and Data back to their normal states.
TNG "Masks" ; Star Trek Encyclopedia II