Therin of Andor wrote:
I'd much rather have Data as the captain of the Enterprise
fiction, than a character I don't know and don't care about.
Then you definitely haven't read the story. Because there's a surprise twist!
It was an interresting twist, would make a good start to something longer. I do like the fact that a non-human is in the center seat, I guess you could say again since Data apparently was captain for a spell.