Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by CoveTom, Sep 16, 2010.
Fletcher: Aye Sir.
O’Brien: We have to realign the entire power grid. We’ll all be burning the midnight oil on this one.
Data walks past and for some strange reason is only a Lieutenant Junior Grade, apparently he jumped 2 steps in rank before he returned to his post.
Data: That would be inadvisable.
O’Brien: Excuse me?
Data: If you attempt to ignite a petroleum product on this ship at Zero-Hundred hours, it will activate the fire suppression system, which would seal off this entire compartment.
O’Brien: That was just an expression.
Data: An expression of what?
O’Brien: A figure of speech. I was trying to tell him we’d be working late.
Data: Ah, then to "Burn the midnight oil" implies late work.
O’Brien: That’s right.
Data: I am curious, what is the etymology of that indium?
Data: How did it come to be used in contemporary language?
O’Brien: I don’t know Sir.
Picard: Commander Data, welcome on board. It's so very good to see you.
Data: It is good to see you too Sir.
Picard: I need your help with the infuser array.
Picard: As you can see, we've been having some problems with the plasma conduits.
Data: This will need a completely new field induction subprocessor. It appears we will be required to ignite the midnight petroleum, Sir.
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