Hober Mallow wrote:
Trek is at it's finest when it is relevant in today's climate.
But political climates change. "Measure of a Man" has to do with universals. What does it mean to have consciousness? Can anyone prove they're conscious?
All very interesting questions posed by this episode.
"sentient" is applicable too.
None of which needed to be determined by this trial however, as Star Fleet already accepted Data's application to SFA and commissioned him as an Officer.
Do all Officer's have to submit to medical research?
I think Data's rights as a commissioned officer should have nulled any need for this trial.