I think Data should have transitioned to red sometime during the show (part of his progression to take over the first officer position--which really should have happened by the series end). It was a huge WTF moment when Deanna Troi was promoted above Data in Thine Own Self.
I agree. He did wear red when Jellico temporarily appointed him first officer after relieving Riker in Chain of Command, Pt. II
. I wish Picard had done the same in Redemption, Pt. II
, when Data was given command of the Sutherland.
The only other time we saw Data in red was in Future Imperfect
. I think your idea is a good one, Snaploud
. Would've definitelly made sense to have Data shift to command as preparation for assuming more responsibility. -- RR