Zombie Redshirt wrote:
Not really. Data by his own admission was only tempted for a second. Really the whole self-destruct/firing thing was just him deciding to screw with both Picard and the Queen's minds for whatever reason.
0.68 seconds, but that is an eternity for an android.
Data needed to distract the Queen before attempting to smash the coolant tanks.
Also when Data breaks free from his skin-grafting table, he is RIGHT BESIDE the plasma coolant tanks. Instead of clotheslining the Borg, he should've smashed the tank and eradicated the Borg Queen right there.
So, I guess you could say BOTH Picard and Data were negligent. But, then of course, First Contact would have been a pretty boring movie had they acted sooner