A complete guide to Data’s contractions, based on the transcripts at Chrissie’s Transcripts. I can’t vouch for its complete accuracy. Episodes that precede Datalore, which is when they came up with the idea of Data not using contractions, are indicated with an asterisk. Many contractions on this list are used “in character” (e.g., playing Sherlock Holmes, performing Shakespeare, etc.). Encounter at Farpoint (*) DATA: No sir. But at your age, sir, I thought you shouldn't have to put up with the time and trouble of a shuttlecraft. DATA: No, sir. I'm an android. DATA: We're right next to it. DATA: I can't see as well as Geordi, sir, but so far the material seems rather very ordinary. The Naked Now (*) DATA: Correction, sir, that's blown out. Code Of Honour (*) DATA: It is a highly structured society in which people live by strict codes of honour. For example, what Lutan did is similar to what certain American Indians once did called counting coup. That's from an obscure language called French. Counting coup DATA: He says to the shopkeeper, I'd like a pound of kiddillies, please. The shopkeeper says to him, You mean kidneys, don't you? The man says, I said kiddillies, diddle I? DATA: Perhaps it is you, Geordi. Includling the kiddillies, I've learned six hundred sixty two jokes, and you have not DATA: You're welcome, sir. DATA: I'm here to brief you on what he plans. The Last Outpost (*) DATA: Captain, this shouldn't be. Our ship's power systems are failing. DATA: Tricorder's useless, sir. Communication's gone too. Fortunately you did not break any DATA: (holding one aloft) Careful, Commander, they're much stronger than DATA: I'm afraid not. According to the Tkon use of galactic motionary startime charts, after Bastu came Cimi, Xora, Makto Where No One Has Gone Before (*) DATA: It's off the scale, sir. DATA: Captain, we're here. Why not avail ourselves of this opportunity for study? There is a giant protostar here in the process of forming. No other vessel has been out this far. Lonely Among Us (*) DATA: Has studied, sir. Every case. As Holmes would've pointed out, during the time in question, something was afoot. DATA: Exactly. That they were too engaged in their own affairs to have disabled our ship and murdered the Engineer. Given a choice, they'd rather kill each other than any of us. It's elementary, my dear Riker. Sir. DATA: Yes, sir. If you wish, sir. But I ask if you'd take it as incontrovertible that it cannot be a family member or one of our crew? DATA: Sir, the entity was caught in the ship's circuitry. The Captain might try to get in the same way if he's in trouble. DATA: He's in the ship's circuitry. Come to the Transporter room, please. There might be a way, sir. Hurry! Justice (*) DATA: I'm reading something off the starboard bow, but there is nothing there. DATA: I've traced it through our sensor channel, sir It is not a glitch or any other form of error or malfunction. DATA: I've got some information on its first transmission, sir. It translates as stand by. DATA: The away team signal's been cut off, Captain. We've lost contact with our people. DATA: Definitely not a single entity if that's what you mean, sir, although they know the Edo worship them as a god thing. DATA: Babble, sir? I'm not aware that I ever babble, sir. It may be that from time to time I have considerable information to communicate, and you may question the way I organise it. DATA: The problem, sir, is there. (the Edo vessel) Although they've learned of the Prime Directive from my mind, how will they evaluate it? How do they reason? What are their values? Remember their warning to us, sir. The Battle (*) DATA: You'll find this most intriguing, sir. Haven (*) DATA: Mrs. Troi, I'm very interested in the Betazed ceremony you mentioned. Could you tell us more? DATA: They're within transporter range, sir. The Big Goodbye (*) DATA: (Bogart) Hiya Doc. What's cooking? DATA: He's on ice. DATA: He's being grilled. DATA: Yeah, me too, boss. I'd love to take a gander. Datalore DATA: I've been most anxious to hear the Chief Engineer's opinion, Mister Argyle. Do you believe he can be made to function? DATA: Yes, sir. I'm fine. (twitch) Home Soil DATA: It's never been done, Doctor. Heart Of Glory DATA: I've found them, sir. The door to their compartment is jammed. DATA: The control mechanism's not operative, sir. Symbiosis DATA: Captain, I'm reading an unusual number of sunspots and eruptive prominences, sir. The magnetic field is extremely irregular. Skin of Evil DATA: Strange, sir. There's no emergency signal from the shuttle as yet. We'll Always Have Paris DATA: Oh, I see, sir. That is quite true, sir. I see time as a constant, whereas humans perceive time as flexible. Hence the expression, times flies when you're having fun, which until now has always confused me. Where Silence Has Lease DATA: We've regained ship's communication, sir. DATA: I've lost the signal, sir. Elementary, Dear Data DATA: Be a good fellow and answer that. Let's not keep the Inspector waiting. DATA: No. Look at his shoes. He's more a convict, released today from Dartmoor prison. He spent the day in a tavern consuming large quantities of gin with his killer, who followed him to this spot and waited over there until the victim slipped into a drunken stupor. Then, out of fear, motivated only by self-protection, strangled him. There is your killer, Inspector. DATA: No, Watson. Not a dead end at all. Hello, what's this? Can you see the scratches? The Outrageous Okona DATA: A guy walks into the doctor's office The doctor tells him you need an operation. The guy says I want a second opinion. The doctor said, okay, you're ugly too. Ba-boom boom. Was that funny? DATA: It was so small in fact we didn't have a godfather of crime, we had a nephew. Unnatural Selection DATA: You're certain the Captain approved this, Doctor? A Matter of Honour DATA: He's only dazed, sir. The Measure Of A Man DATA: You've constructed a positronic brain? Pen Pals DATA: Commander, I've been reviewing the unmanned probe scans. At some point during the last one hundred and fifty years, the fifth planet of Selcundi Drema has shattered, forming an asteroid belt. DATA: Sarjenka? Wait! I'm Data. Samaritan Snare DATA: Sensors indicate engineering problems. They're experiencing total guidance system failure, with less than twenty four hours' reserve power. DATA: There's limited information available on Pakled culture, but the eclectic range of their equipment suggests their technology was borrowed from others. Manhunt DATA: Indeed, sir. I'm on my way. Data out. The Ensigns of Command DATA: I'm afraid I have no time to answer a million questions. I have a mission to accomplish. I need to know more about your people, and Gosheven seems unwilling to talk to me further. Booby Trap DATA: Captain. We've been able to verify that these coils are the logs of the Promellian captain, but most of them have decayed and cannot be repaired. The Vengeance Factor DATA: Commander, I'm afraid the only entry we have on Volnoth in the Acamarian database is a birth record. The High Ground DATA: Sir, I've recommended such a course, but there are several wounded people and Doctor Crusher Deja Q DATA: I've never seen anyone eat ten chocolate sundaes. The Most Toys DATA: I've been delivered here against my wishes. I would like to know the reason. Brothers DATA: They've been made fully aware of the situation, sir. Future Imperfect DATA: Pardon me, sir. I am experiencing subspace interference which limits my abilities. I can't operate as quickly as Devil's Due DATA: I don't. DATA: I don't know. DATA: Because a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. Why, there's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are. Humbug, I tell you. Humbug. DATA: I'm afraid the contract could be interpreted in that way, sir. Identity Crisis DATA: The shuttle's entering the lower ionosphere, sir. In Theory DATA: Honey? I'm home. DATA: Excellent choice. I'll join you. Computer, two Calaman sherries. Would you care for some dinner as well? DATA: You don't tell me how to behave. You're not my mother. A Matter of Time DATA: If you're referring to the first production model automobile of the twentieth century, perhaps the subsequent Model A might be a more apt analogy, since I am Doctor Noonian Soong's revised prototype. DATA: Yes, sir. After an eight point three second burst from the dish, we'll discharge all EPS taps through the phasers. Cost of Living DATA: Captain, we're losing life support on decks eleven and twelve. The Next Phase DATA: Go to science station two on the main Bridge. Use a lateral sensor array to get a more precise reading. I will modify an anyon emitter to eliminate the fields once they've been isolated. DATA: I'm detecting a chroniton field in your room. May I scan the area? Time's Arrow, part 1 DATA: Thank you for your advice, but I'm trying to find two individuals with a snake. Relics DATA: Commander, I believe I have found something on the sphere which could be a communications device. There's an antenna array approximately four hundred thousand kilometres south of our present position. It is emitting low intensity subspace signals. Rascals DATA: We've been scanning the area since entering the system, but our readings are being disrupted. A Fistful of Datas DATA: According to my memory log, I did not use those words. Ya'll must be mistaken. DATA: Commander. You just sit tight. We'll have this all fixed up in time for supper. Lessons DATA: I'm sorry, sir, but Stellar Cartography has requested a communications blackout while they run an experiment. Frame of Mind DATA: You're becoming agitated. DATA: You're starting to sound angry again. Maybe you need another treatment. DATA: You're becoming agitated. Descent part 1 DATA: I agree. Geordi, I believe I've experienced my first emotion. Descent part 2 DATA: Shh. We're getting out of here. DATA: I'm attemptin to neutralise your pain receptors. DATA: I am implanting nano-cortical fibres in your cerebrum. They are designed to learn and mimic your neural firing patterns. Once they are in place, I will destroy the existing brain cells. We'll see if the artificial neural network is able to take over your cognitive functions. Interface DATA: It provides tactile sensations so that Geordi can feel he's in the same environment as the probe. Phantasms DATA: That was very thoughtful of him. I've been debating whether or not to initiate another dream sequence. Inheritance DATA: Yes, sir. We'll be returning to the beam-out point shortly. Thine Own Self DATA: What's wrong with you? Genesis DATA: Yes, sir. There's Klingon DNA in the wound. It is saliva. All Good Things DATA: Holding the Lucasian Chair does have its perquisites. This house originally belonged to Sir Isaac Newton when he held the position. It's become the traditional residence. DATA: Captain, how long has it been since you've seen a physician about your Irumodic Syndrome? DATA: In all honesty, Captain, the thought has occurred to me. However, there's nothing to disprove what you're saying. So it's possible something is happening to you. The first thing we should do is run a complete series of neurographic scans. We can use the equipment at the biometrics lab here on the campus. Jessel, ask Professor Ripper to take over my lecture for tomorrow. Possibly for the rest of the week. Captain, we'll get to the bottom of this. DATA: I'm not sure. Information on the Klingon political structure is hard to come by these days. However, at last report Worf was governor of H'atoria, a small Klingon colony near the border. DATA: As you can see, sir, there's nothing there. DATA: Still nothing, Captain. I've conducted a full sensor sweep out to one light year from the Pasteur. No temporal anomalies, no particle fluctuations, nothing. DATA: There are several methods of detecting temporal disturbances, but we're limited by the equipment on the Pasteur. DATA: Captain, another ship decloaking bearing two one five mark three one oh. It's the Enterprise. DATA: They're hailing us. DATA: I think I know what the Captain's talking about. If I'm not mistaken, he's describing a paradox. DATA: Intriguing. It is possible we could've caused the very anomaly we've been looking for. Let us assume for a moment that the Captain has been travelling through time. Let us also assume he has initiated an tachyon pulse at the same coordinates in space in all three time periods. In that case, it is possible that the convergence of three tachyon pulses could've ruptured the subspace barrier and created an anti-time reaction.