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Old July 23 2014, 12:57 PM   #31
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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.
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Old July 23 2014, 03:22 PM   #32
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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?"
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Old July 23 2014, 03:29 PM   #33
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B4 is a virgin.
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Old July 23 2014, 03:33 PM   #34
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B4 is a virgin.
But who will be first to bed the last Soong-type android?
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Old July 23 2014, 03:50 PM   #35
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B4 is a virgin.
But who will be first to bed the last Soong-type android?
Andy Dick.
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Old July 23 2014, 04:48 PM   #36
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B4 is a virgin.
But who will be first to bed the last Soong-type android?
Andy Dick.
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Old July 23 2014, 07:19 PM   #37
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How do we know? B4 could have been used to test the android type's functionality.
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Old July 23 2014, 07:22 PM   #38
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How do we know? B4 could have been used to test the android type's functionality.
That prototype was inflatable...
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Old July 23 2014, 08:52 PM   #39
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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 ...
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Old July 23 2014, 09:15 PM   #40
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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?
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Old July 23 2014, 09:26 PM   #41
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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.
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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.
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Old July 23 2014, 10:40 PM   #43
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Vulcans and Klingons would be very unlikely to put up with all this android claims to be your race stuff.
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Old July 23 2014, 10:55 PM   #44
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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?
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Old July 24 2014, 12:34 AM   #45
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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."
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