Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:33 AM
Of course, feel free to jump in with any thoughts you have about Data.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:05 PM
"So I can squash it." "Are we allowed to squash alien life forms?"
"If they're inside your sleeping bag. There it is. Wait a minute. Where'd you put the phase pistols?"
"You wanna shoot a bug?"
"I'm just gonna stun it."- Tucker and Mayweather
Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:47 PM
This post has been edited by Martok: 16 February 2010 - 01:48 PM
Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:39 AM
Admiral Picard read the memo from Starbase 600. Captain Gensilan had been promoted to Rear Admiral and placed in direct command of Starbase 600. He sipped his tea and smiled. This would turn more than a few heads among his more staid peers. Gensilan was after all an "artificial" lifeform.
The door swished open and Commander Data entered his office. "Admiral, the errors in the system have been corrected. I have personally verified all data against known parameters."
Picard nodded. "Thank you Data." He looked at his old friend. "I don't think that you are thanked enough for the extraordinary efforts you place into your work Data."
Data cocked his head in the peculiar way that he had. "I do not understand why this should be necessary, Sir. I serve as I am able."
"Have you no personal ambitions Data?"
"Yes Sir, I pursue them as time allows."
Picard looked at Data standing in front of his desk. "Please Data, sit down." Once he had Picard indicated the memo. "I had hopes that one day you would be the first artificial lifeform to make flag rank, Data. I am afraid Gensilan has beaten you to it."
Data read the memo over. "This does not displease me Admiral. While I have ambitions, I have no ambition to lead."
"You do not want your own command?"
Data shook his head. "No sir. I find the idea of sending life forms to their possible death by my orders disquieting. I am satisfied with my place as your aide."
"What will you do when I retire?"
"I have considered retiring myself and entering the Academic world. There is much knowledge to be discovered. I believe I could serve well in that endeavor."
"You are going to outlive all of us Data. Can you really retire?"
Data blinked. For a brief moment thoughts warred visibly across his face. A wooden expression finally fixed on his face. "I ... find that issue ... difficult to face Jean Luc. While I have never faltered in the face of any fact, I do not wish ... to think ... of losing my friends." He stopped for a moment. His face cleared to a more normal expression. "I have found a failing within myself."
"Then old friend, you have gained something far more valuable than rank."
"I do not understand."
Picard smiled softly. "You have become, Human."
Milestones -- Garry Stahl, July 2006
This is the result of the STB-600 game played by Jay and I. In describing Gensilan's reaction to her promotion, I thought of the reaction when that memo reached Earth, and two beloved characters.
Of all the TNG characters I have to say that Picard and Data speak to me the strongest. Theirs are the voices I can find and can speak through.
Star Trek mort. Viva la Star Trek admiraetur
Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:52 AM
Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:54 AM
I loved Data , but his death was acceptable to me. The point where he decides he is going to sacrifice himself is the point where he finally and truly becomes, or fully understands what it's like to be, human - as he had always aspired to be.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:12 AM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:47 PM