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Old March 28 2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

I was watching a Youtube video with deleted scenes from the Season 2 episode The Child. Chief O’Brien wasn’t able to beam aboard something because it was hazardous. He didn’t have the authority to override the hazard protocols, so Data did it for him. In order to override the protocols, Data gave his authorization, starting by saying “Computer, recognize Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data.” (He said the letters, he didn't try to pronounce them as a word). What in the world is NFNNMI?? Is that Data’s first name? Is it the initials of his first name? Lol!! I never heard NFNNMI in any other episodes.

P.S. - To see this scene, start watching at 6:07.
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Old March 28 2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Re: Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

Well, its obviously code for something. I would suggest a security code like all the command officers had.

"Recognize Picard, Zero Alpha Three".


That's my best guess, anyway.
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Old March 28 2013, 02:53 AM   #3
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Re: Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

No First Name No Middle Initial Data.

(Some of my relatives have only a first and last name, and NMI appears on their official documents)
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Old March 28 2013, 02:54 AM   #4
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Re: Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

I wonder why they had to do that. Surely there are so many different naming conventions among Federation species that they wouldn't have to shoehorn them all into "first middle last" names.
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Old March 28 2013, 03:55 AM   #5
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Re: Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

Anyway, I'd think that Data would be his first name. If he had a full name, it would presumably be Data Soong, considering that Noonien Soong is regarded as his "father."

For that matter, I tend to wonder why Worf isn't called Mr. Rozhenko. I mean, he was legally adopted by the Rozhenkos, so presumably he was legally given their surname. True, people who've been adopted can choose to revert to their birth names, but it's hard to see why Worf would've wanted to. It's not like he was estranged from the Rozhenkos, and until he met Kurn he had no idea he had a birth family to reconnect with. I guess he could've decided to do it to honor his house's name, though, as the last surviving member as far as he knew. Still, it would've been nice if they'd said so. It always seemed inconsistent that someone who'd spent most of his formative years raised by humans would've turned out so stereotypically Klingon.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:04 AM   #6
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It always seemed inconsistent that someone who'd spent most of his formative years raised by humans would've turned out so stereotypically Klingon.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:26 AM   #7
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Re: Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

JessDD wrote: View Post
Well, its obviously code for something. I would suggest a security code like all the command officers had.

"Recognize Picard, Zero Alpha Three".


That's my best guess, anyway.
But, it sounds weird to say a security code between your rank and name. I can't remember hearing anyone saying that in other Trek episodes.

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No First Name No Middle Initial Data.

(Some of my relatives have only a first and last name, and NMI appears on their official documents)
Makes sense!!

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Anyway, I'd think that Data would be his first name. If he had a full name, it would presumably be Data Soong, considering that Noonien Soong is regarded as his "father."
To be honest, I always thought of Data's full name was "Data." Kinda like Cher or Madonna... even though that isn't really their full names, lol.
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Old March 28 2013, 05:13 AM   #8
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Old March 28 2013, 06:05 AM   #9
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Cute, but it definitely stands for No First Name No Middle Initial.
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Old March 28 2013, 06:07 AM   #10
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Cute, but it definitely stands for No First Name No Middle Initial.
Oh sorry, I didn't want to spoil the fun.
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Old March 28 2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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Re: Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data

It was never said on screen but it appeared three times in "The measure of a man". It now is legible (thanks to HD) on Data's Starfleet Academy diploma (only in the extended episode, though), in the schematics Riker views of Data and on his carry case.

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Old March 28 2013, 05:03 PM   #12
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Ro_Laren wrote: View Post
I was watching a Youtube video with deleted scenes from the Season 2 episode The Child. Chief O’Brien wasn’t able to beam aboard something because it was hazardous. He didn’t have the authority to override the hazard protocols, so Data did it for him. In order to override the protocols, Data gave his authorization, starting by saying “Computer, recognize Lieutenant Commander NFNNMI Data.” (He said the letters, he didn't try to pronounce them as a word). What in the world is NFNNMI?? Is that Data’s first name? Is it the initials of his first name? Lol!! I never heard NFNNMI in any other episodes.

P.S. - To see this scene, start watching at 6:07.
Over at TrekCore, we've got a full analysis of our video - and we go into this in great detail, along with images of it in use.

http://trekcore.com/blog/2013/03/exc...ner-the-child/
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Old March 30 2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=Melakon;7861837] No First Name No Middle Initial Data. [QUOTE]

Appears the be the most logical solution......

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Old March 30 2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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No Fucking Nemesis, No Motherfucking Insurrection.

Data was just looking out for the fans. If only they'd listened!
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Old March 30 2013, 06:31 PM   #15
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Though I wonder, wouldn't Worf and Spock have the same designation on their records as well?

Unless Worf's middle name is "son of" and his last name is "Mogh".
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