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Old November 17 2013, 01:32 PM   #46
2takesfrakes
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Re: Data x Tasha. Was that affection or abuse?

I refuse to fault Tasha for "use" when that android got the better part of the bargain, by far. And if it feels that good being used, then use me, Tasha ... until you use me up.

You know ... one might've suspected that Data's investigations into - and experiments with -Human relationships would've included some attempt at Homosexuality - that's only speaking to the "truth" of the character, now. Would it even be possible for a machine to actually have a sexual preference, without the instinct to reproduce, as we have? It doesn't make a lot of sense.

Granted, I cannot see Brent Spiner being interested, personally, in a kissing scene with another man, but that never had to happen onscreen, anyway, and I am actually happy that this wasn't explored. But many have decried the lack of gays on STAR TREK and I think Data should've been the character, if any, to explore this openly ... (and not metaphorically, as Riker had with his gender neutral lover).
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