Thread: The Offspring
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Old August 2 2008, 05:00 AM   #4
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Re: The Offspring

I sometimes think this episode better deals with some of the questions regarding beings like Data, in terms of their relationships with other beings, than "Measure of a Man" did. Don't get me wrong, MOAM is a good ep too - but its entire story rests on Maddox challenging Data's sentience as a living being, and that question seems to have largely been answered to the satisfaction of everyone else. He's left challenging Data's sentience on a largely metaphysical level, not a rational one, and so it seems a foregone conclusion that Data was never in any real danger of being relegated to the status of property. Plus the show had to continue.

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