RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 147,736
Posts: 5,843,177
Members: 26,187
Currently online: 453
Newest member: firstresident

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Non Sequitur
By: Michelle Erica Green on Sep 4

Two The Next Generation Bobble Heads
By: T'Bonz on Sep 4

September-October 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Sep 4

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Sep 3

Star Trek Night At Fenway Park
By: T'Bonz on Sep 3

New Star Trek Merchandise
By: T'Bonz on Sep 2

Perth Mint Voyager Coins
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Face Off To Feature Trek Makeup
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Pegg Omaze Video Features Outtakes
By: T'Bonz on Sep 1

Vulcan Ale – The Genesis Effect
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > The Next Generation

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 23 2014, 12:57 PM   #31
Melakon
Admiral
 
Melakon's Avatar
 
Location: Unmarked grave
Re: Data's Sexuality

teacake wrote: View Post
MAYBE "Spot" morphed into a gorgeous woman, ala Isis when Data was in his room alone with her. Just one android's little secret.
Since a half second can be an eternity for an android, maybe Spot morphs into a replica of Tasha for those long winter nights.
__________________
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)
Melakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 03:22 PM   #32
Jedi_Master
Vice Admiral
 
Jedi_Master's Avatar
 
Location: A great place to live and visit
Re: Data's Sexuality

This thread is an interesting read. By all appearances and things shown on screen, when Data chooses to exercise his sexuality, he is hetero.

Of course now he is canonically dead, so perhaps the better question should be "what is B4's sexuality?"
__________________
The above comments are the personal opinion of the poster and do not necessarily reflect the views of any sane or rational person.
Jedi_Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 03:29 PM   #33
Melakon
Admiral
 
Melakon's Avatar
 
Location: Unmarked grave
Re: Data's Sexuality

B4 is a virgin.
__________________
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)
Melakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 03:33 PM   #34
Jedi_Master
Vice Admiral
 
Jedi_Master's Avatar
 
Location: A great place to live and visit
Re: Data's Sexuality

Melakon wrote: View Post
B4 is a virgin.
But who will be first to bed the last Soong-type android?
__________________
The above comments are the personal opinion of the poster and do not necessarily reflect the views of any sane or rational person.
Jedi_Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 03:50 PM   #35
Melakon
Admiral
 
Melakon's Avatar
 
Location: Unmarked grave
Re: Data's Sexuality

Jedi_Master wrote: View Post
Melakon wrote: View Post
B4 is a virgin.
But who will be first to bed the last Soong-type android?
Andy Dick.
__________________
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)
Melakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 04:48 PM   #36
Jedi_Master
Vice Admiral
 
Jedi_Master's Avatar
 
Location: A great place to live and visit
Re: Data's Sexuality

Melakon wrote: View Post
Jedi_Master wrote: View Post
Melakon wrote: View Post
B4 is a virgin.
But who will be first to bed the last Soong-type android?
Andy Dick.
__________________
The above comments are the personal opinion of the poster and do not necessarily reflect the views of any sane or rational person.
Jedi_Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 07:19 PM   #37
Ithekro
Commodore
 
Ithekro's Avatar
 
Location: Republic of California
Re: Data's Sexuality

How do we know? B4 could have been used to test the android type's functionality.
Ithekro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 07:22 PM   #38
Richard Baker
Fleet Captain
 
Richard Baker's Avatar
 
Location: Warrior, AL
Re: Data's Sexuality

Ithekro wrote: View Post
How do we know? B4 could have been used to test the android type's functionality.
That prototype was inflatable...
Richard Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 08:52 PM   #39
2takesfrakes
Commodore
 
2takesfrakes's Avatar
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: Data's Sexuality

If any being in the STAR TREK universe should've embodied IDIC and all that it stands for, it really should've been Data, when you come right down to it. I mean, yes, he's intended to mimic Human behaviour, but in terms of actually having a Computer's brain, it's easy to speculate that "he" would want to investigate ALL variances of any experience he was mimicking. Whenever he tries anything new, we only see him taking one approach towards it and that seems very contrary to me. If something interested him that much, he wouldn't be "finished" with it, until he'd exhausted every possible outcome. That's how I envision an android mind, at any rate ...
__________________
It Takes Two.
2takesfrakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 09:15 PM   #40
Captrek
Rear Admiral
 
Captrek's Avatar
 
Location: second star to the right
Re: Data's Sexuality

Why does Data so desperately want to be human and not Vulcan, Klingon, Bolian, etc.? Where does he get the idea that humanity is the pinnacle of sentient beings?
Captrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 09:26 PM   #41
mos6507
Fleet Captain
 
mos6507's Avatar
 
Re: Data's Sexuality

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Odo fell in love with Kira. Sex isn't just for reproduction and orgasms, it's part of intimacy.
Tasha acted as if Data gave it to her in more than just a mechanical way, and Data seemed to still maintain a special quasi-emotional bond when he experienced grief at her death.

My feeling is that something mysterious happened between the two that can't be explained by what we saw. And it's nice that there are still a few things that can't be fully explained in Trek.
__________________
Star Trek: Earhart
mos6507 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 09:55 PM   #42
Nebusj
Rear Admiral
 
Nebusj's Avatar
 
View Nebusj's Twitter Profile
Re: Data's Sexuality

Captrek wrote: View Post
Why does Data so desperately want to be human and not Vulcan, Klingon, Bolian, etc.? Where does he get the idea that humanity is the pinnacle of sentient beings?
A human told him so.
Nebusj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 10:40 PM   #43
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Nyotaimori
Re: Data's Sexuality

Vulcans and Klingons would be very unlikely to put up with all this android claims to be your race stuff.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23 2014, 10:55 PM   #44
Captrek
Rear Admiral
 
Captrek's Avatar
 
Location: second star to the right
Re: Data's Sexuality

But why so determined to mimic one particular race, instead of learning from other lifeforms in general? Isn't he doing basically the same thing as Timothy?
Captrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24 2014, 12:34 AM   #45
2takesfrakes
Commodore
 
2takesfrakes's Avatar
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: Data's Sexuality

Captrek wrote: View Post
But why so determined to mimic one particular race, instead of learning from other lifeforms in general?
Data knows the answer to why he's "here," that's why. He doesn't have to search himself, or investigate how others arrive at it, he already knows what his purpose in life is - and that's basically to be a poser. He was made by a Human Man to pretend to be a Human Man. It makes ... NO sense. There's NO logic to it. But there it is. As Data already has his Life's Mission etched in stone by his Creator, he's apparently uninterested in reinventing himself. Perhaps he's incapable of acting in a way contrary to his basic "programming." He idolizes the Human Race, because it's his "nature."
__________________
It Takes Two.
2takesfrakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
data

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.