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Old November 7 2013, 07:41 AM   #616
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I never found it funny that Data wanted Worf to take care of the cat. Data doesn't respect his own cat enough to be sure if it's male or female, he doesn't consider his cat sentient (any true cat parent will tell you otherwise), and Worf hates cats. So how was that anything funny?
The absurdity of it all was funny, at least for me. Then there are bits like a scratched up Riker handing the feeding duties to Beverly and telling her she'll need a phaser.
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Old November 7 2013, 09:59 AM   #617
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If Enterprise ever becomes available on Netflix,
It is.
Not in Canada, it isn't.

Besides, they've just started the new Doctor Who stuff (from Eccleston onward), and I missed a lot of it due to not having a working TV, and then not having the right cable package. So that's what I'm watching lately.

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I never found it funny that Data wanted Worf to take care of the cat. Data doesn't respect his own cat enough to be sure if it's male or female, he doesn't consider his cat sentient (any true cat parent will tell you otherwise), and Worf hates cats. So how was that anything funny?
The absurdity of it all was funny, at least for me. Then there are bits like a scratched up Riker handing the feeding duties to Beverly and telling her she'll need a phaser.
It's ridiculous to get scratched up from trying to feed a cat, unless the cat is angry that you're not doing it right. I'd have sympathy for Riker if he'd been trying to trim the cat's claws, but there are tricks to make that a relatively scratch-free exercise, too.
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Old November 7 2013, 10:03 AM   #618
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I'm sorry for the cat being taken care of by what to the cat is a machine. Does Data smell like a living being?

This cat lives alone. The only human contact it has are human visitors to Data's quarters. No wonder it is feral.
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Old November 7 2013, 10:23 AM   #619
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I don't want to speculate what Data smells like. I always found what he looks like revolting enough (I really do not like Data).

From the cat's perspective, the instinct is to mark one's human as a way of indicating "this is mine" to other cats. So Spot would have rubbed his head and muzzle on Data's face and tried to knead his skin (or at least knead his lap or arms through his uniform). I'm guessing that Data might have allowed this from having read that cats do it, but the emotional connection would have completely escaped him.
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Old November 7 2013, 10:28 AM   #620
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BUT my point is the cat would not have done any of this any more than a cat would respond to a great big feeding arm that scooped up cat food and dumped it in a bowl once a day. Data is not a carer to the cat any more than a cat door that lets a cat into a room that contains its bowl is something the cat shows affection to.

If Spot did rub up against him a lot it's no different than a cat having a favorite chair.
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Old November 7 2013, 11:11 AM   #621
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Yes, the cat would have been marking its territory on an inanimate object, much like my cats mark their territory on their scratching post or any other piece of furniture they're fond of.

Right now my older cat is rubbing her head on the sweater I'm wearing, but I think she's hungry...
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Old November 7 2013, 12:10 PM   #622
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Let's be honest, cats are evil and Spot is no exception: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgjoYEkCTB8
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Old November 7 2013, 12:15 PM   #623
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It is not the cat's fault! Cats need to be socialized and this poor cat has spent its life locked in a room on a starship all by itself!

It's cruel. Don't let androids raise a cat. YOU might consider an android a life form but a cat never will.
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Old November 7 2013, 12:23 PM   #624
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Yet somehow Spot was able to escape from Data's quarters on occasion and mate with other cats. Either Data doesn't lock his doors, or the cat is smarter than he/she's letting on. Something's sinister there!
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Old November 7 2013, 12:29 PM   #625
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I wish it had been considered normal, required even, for every Enterprise crew member to have a cat and the whole freaking ship was FULL OF CATS.

I'd like to see some cats lounging about on the bridge, strolling down the corridors..
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Old November 7 2013, 12:33 PM   #626
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I would have liked to see the fake script that Moore/Braga/Shankar wrote specifically to prank Spiner and his hatred of cats. The one where Data puts a device on Spot's leash and suddenly it speaks "Hello, Geordi" at the end of the teaser. Something about that just sounds unsettling.
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Let's be honest, cats are evil and Spot is no exception: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgjoYEkCTB8
Just because Spot hates Riker that doesn't make her evil.

Not every woman falls for his dubious charms. I think Spot was just standing up for womankind, for Troi, for Minuet, for ungendered person and all those bimbos Riker left behind.
You go girl!
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Old November 7 2013, 06:41 PM   #628
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Serious question: Why was nuChekov wearing those silly goggles? Were they to protect his eyes from something? Were they to help him see something better?
They looked like welding goggles to me. Chekov was conducting hasty repairs to the warp core coolant systems at the time.
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Old November 7 2013, 08:26 PM   #629
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23rd Century Alternate Universe should have had energy force field eye protection by then.

FAIL!
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Serious question: Why was nuChekov wearing those silly goggles? Were they to protect his eyes from something? Were they to help him see something better?
They looked like welding goggles to me. Chekov was conducting hasty repairs to the warp core coolant systems at the time.
His repair teams are working away behind him in those scenes and yeah, sparks and smoke are being given off by powerful tools being used to repair the workings in the engineering section.

Could have been worse, could have been those massive gloves in TWoK that prevent any actual finger mobility.
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