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Old July 20 2013, 02:32 PM   #447
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Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

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In my brain, they're B-1 through B-3.
I think that's missing the point of the line in NEM about Soong's whimsical sense of names. "B-4" is supposed to be a pun on "before," because he's a prototype.

Besides, what would the "B" stand for if it were just a dry classification number with no pun involved?
I got the pun, but for there to be three earlier prototypes... it just fits so well. Maybe B-4 being the first working proof-of-concept was a happy coincidence.

Perhaps the A's were a positronic brains which never functioned at all, Soong went back to the drawing board and came up with the B-series.
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