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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old July 11 2013, 09:29 PM   #16
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It may just be a programmed response. He's not acting that way out of personal frustration or spite. He's doing it for effect. Diplomacy resulted in him getting KO'ed. Now he has to go in guns blazing to end the stalemate. Shooting up the place while speaking politely wouldn't have had the desired effect.

The whole point of his arc in the episode was for him to do things differently than he would have otherwise.
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Old July 11 2013, 11:49 PM   #17
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Now he has to go in guns blazing to end the stalemate. Shooting up the place while speaking politely wouldn't have had the desired effect.
Now I have this mental image of Data jumping out carrying 2 phaser rifles akimbo and just blowing away a whole bunch of guards. And his phaser doesn't just vaporize the aquaduct, but it also sets of a nuclear explosion at the mountaintop.

"They pushed him too far."
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Old July 12 2013, 12:58 AM   #18
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Now he has to go in guns blazing to end the stalemate. Shooting up the place while speaking politely wouldn't have had the desired effect.
Now I have this mental image of Data jumping out carrying 2 phaser rifles akimbo and just blowing away a whole bunch of guards. And his phaser doesn't just vaporize the aquaduct, but it also sets of a nuclear explosion at the mountaintop.

"They pushed him too far."
All while doing the one-side of the mouth Stallone yell.
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Old July 12 2013, 02:51 AM   #19
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"To survive a war, you gotta become war."

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Old July 12 2013, 05:54 PM   #20
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^Man, Gremlins 2 is better than Gremlins all because it features an armed Gizmo.
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Old July 12 2013, 08:42 PM   #21
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Never liked Gremlins 2, misses all of the darkness of the first one and is too self-aware.
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Old July 13 2013, 11:25 PM   #22
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Remember, "Generations" came years later, and by that point the writers and Spiner all felt they'd kind of exhausted other avenues with Data, and the chip was the next logical step. Beginning of season 3 was too soon for a lot of what Snodgrass was suggesting...
Too bad they realized what a horrible mistake they made giving Data the chip, and pretty much completely ignored it in the last two TNG movies...
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