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Old October 9 2012, 01:01 AM   #16
Captain McBain
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Re: Data's high-speed heroics

Holdfast wrote: View Post
I think Dr Soong designed Data to be as human as possible (minus Lore's little bugs), so unless required, he naturally limits the use of his non-human abilities. Of course, working in Starfleet means situations inevitably arise where those skills are needed. But he doesn't deploy them unless they are required.
I think this is probably the correct answer. Although Data has been shown to use his non-human abilities in casual environments, such as when he was in the art class in "Masks" or when he built the temple for the boy in "Hero Worship."
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