I've been a little out of the loop in regards to recent Trek novels, so forgive me if this has been covered before. Since I'm 99.9% sure that we'll never see a Next gen. movie any time soon. Have there been any novels dealing with the possibility of Data remerging thru B4 (or by some other means)? If I'm not mistaken, it seems that a few times it was alluded to in the Next Gen. series that Data would be around far into the future. I personally think his death was a major mistake in the movie. I'm not even sure if there had been any preliminary plans in dealing with this issue in a future Gen. movie. In a related question: If Data were to come back thru B4, would Starfleet recognize his prior service?