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Old March 21 2013, 11:57 AM   #28
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Re: Inner Light and other alternate reality episodes

Tiberius wrote: View Post
Sorry. I just don't see it. He was able to raise his daughter to be a scientist and was able to use the leadership skills he'd developed in the real world as a part of that community.
But the download programmed Picard to have a family, to be part of the community. The intent was that someone, whoever, the probe encountered would experience the loss of the species after their extinction.

If Riker had been the one to initially communicate with the probe, he would have raised a child who became a scientist, he would have had the same woman as his wife, he would have lived his years as a captive in that very same village.

The same with anyone (except possibly Data) who tried to talk to the probe.

It was all a pre-programmed mind rape.

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