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Old July 11 2013, 05:03 PM   #15
Jeyl
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Re: Episode of the Week: 3x02 "The Ensigns of Command"

jimbotron wrote: View Post
As aired:
*No dialogue*
*Data jumps out and shoots the guards*
Data: "That was the 'stun' setting ... This is not."
*Data destroys the aqueduct*
Data: "I could reduce this pumping station to a pile of debris, but I trust my point is clear. I am one android with a single weapon..."

In her script:
*Data shoots two guards*
Data: "I hope you were all paying close attention. Because I am one man with a phaser, and you see the result."
Gosheven: "Get him!"
*Data shoots more guards*
Data: "This phaser is set on stun. When the Hrathan arrive there will be hundreds of them, and their setting will be for kill."
*Data destroys the aqueduct*
Data: "Are you still eager to fight?"
Is it me, or does Melinda's script make Data less emotional than the finished product? Sure, the line "this is not" is bada**, but the way he continues in the original script sounds a lot more like Data. That line "I could reduce this pumping station to a pile of debris, but I trust my point is clear." sounds pretty emotional, even how it's delivered.
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