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Old September 2 2010, 01:56 AM   #50
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Re: Was What Happened to Lore legal? Opinions, please!

SonsofSoong2338 wrote: View Post
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... Also, Data was found disassembled and was put back together by starfleet.

Sorry SoS, but there you are incorrect. Data was found by Tripoli landind party laying intact out in the open. He was remotely activated upon their arrival.

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Do they have the right to take him apart again as soon as he starts acting up? Perhaps...after a fair trial.

While I detect a hint of sarcasm here, remember that in Clues, Picard tells Data that if Court Marshalled, Star Fleet may strip him down to the wires to figure out what went wrong.
You are right about that...I had forgotten that Data was intact. With regards to the other part though, I find that to be another example of hypocrisy. Picard fought to have Data treated as a person, and then tells him that he will be torn apart to figure out "what's wrong with him". Human criminals are not often forced to submit to brain surgery to see "what's wrong with them." Utter hypocrisy on Picard's part.
Growing up, I doubt my parents entended to bend time and space with my puishment for disobedience. Picard's "stipping you down to your wires" line was likely an "empty threat" simply meaning "you'll be punished and prosecuted severely to find out what happened here." He did not mean that Starfleet would actualy dis-assemble Data.
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