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Old July 9 2013, 04:57 AM   #4
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Re: A Question about Data

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I have been going through a rewatch of all trek in a chronological order with my wife, and as we are into season two of TNG she posed a question that I couldn't answer.

That Question is: If Data holds both the title of second officer and science officer on the Enterprise, Why is his uniform gold, which would indicate engineering or security? Is there a in-universe or production reason for his gold uniform?
Outside universe explanation, Data looked better in a gold uniform.

In-universe explanation, The Operations position was something new created for TNG and that was in the gold department along with engineering and security. Data was more of a gold shirt officer with command experience. Spock himself was a first officer but wore a blue shirt since he was also the science officer.
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