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MADDOX: I thought that we could talk this out, that I could try to persuade you. Your memories and knowledge will remain intact. DATA: Reduced to the mere facts of the events. The substance, the flavour of the moment, could be lost. Take games of chance. MADDOX: Games of chance? DATA: Yes, I had read and absorbed every treatise and textbook on the subject, and felt myself well prepared for the experience. Yet, when I finally played poker, I discovered that the reality bore little resemblance to the rules. MADDOX: And the point being? DATA: That while I believe it is possible to download the information contained in the positronic brain, I do not think you have acquired the expertise necessary to preserve the essence of those experiences. There is an ineffable quality to memory which I do not believe can survive your procedure. MADDOX: Ineffable quality. I had rather we had done this together, but one way or the other, we are doing it. You are under my command. DATA: No, sir, I am not under your nor anyone else’s command. I have resigned from Starfleet. MADDOX: Resigned? You can’t resign. DATA: I regret the decision, but I must. I am the culmination of one man’s dream. This is not ego or vanity, but when Doctor Soong created me he added to the substance of the universe. If by your experiments I am destroyed, something unique, something wonderful will be lost. I cannot permit that, I must protect his dream.
— Star Trek: The Next Generation 2x9, "The Measure of a Man"

MADDOX: I thought that we could talk this out, that I could try to persuade you. Your memories and knowledge will remain intact.
DATA: Reduced to the mere facts of the events. The substance, the flavour of the moment, could be lost. Take games of chance.
MADDOX: Games of chance?
DATA: Yes, I had read and absorbed every treatise and textbook on the subject, and felt myself well prepared for the experience. Yet, when I finally played poker, I discovered that the reality bore little resemblance to the rules.
MADDOX: And the point being?
DATA: That while I believe it is possible to download the information contained in the positronic brain, I do not think you have acquired the expertise necessary to preserve the essence of those experiences. There is an ineffable quality to memory which I do not believe can survive your procedure.
MADDOX: Ineffable quality. I had rather we had done this together, but one way or the other, we are doing it. You are under my command.
DATA: No, sir, I am not under your nor anyone else’s command. I have resigned from Starfleet.
MADDOX: Resigned? You can’t resign.
DATA: I regret the decision, but I must. I am the culmination of one man’s dream. This is not ego or vanity, but when Doctor Soong created me he added to the substance of the universe. If by your experiments I am destroyed, something unique, something wonderful will be lost. I cannot permit that, I must protect his dream.

— Star Trek: The Next Generation 2x9, "The Measure of a Man"

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Video Post Mon, Mar. 31, 2014 333 notes

data + costumes

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Text Post Thu, Mar. 27, 2014 16 notes

stephadoo:

So there’s that thing where a character does something that’s clearly funny (whether on purpose or not) and if it happened in real life, people would laugh, but on TV, all the other characters just give them a ‘wtf’ look.

That’s always annoyed me a little bit. So I would just like to appreciate the fact that in TNG, whenever Data does something dorky without meaning to and everyone does the ‘wtf’ look, Riker is always there in the background just laughing his ass off.






Video Post Tue, Mar. 25, 2014 488 notes

Data, you pilot the damn Enterprise. Dancing has more variables than a  starship?

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Video Post Tue, Mar. 25, 2014 304 notes

my friend, data…

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Photo Post Sun, Mar. 23, 2014 16 notes

commanderrdata:

i’m only 40 pages into this book and i am about ready to toss it out a window

commanderrdata:

i’m only 40 pages into this book and i am about ready to toss it out a window




Video Post Wed, Mar. 19, 2014 3,382 notes

- I am inexperienced in such matters. I require advice.
- Well, don’t look at me.

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