"Data's Day" Line-by-Line

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Alienesse, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Alienesse

    Alienesse Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hi!

    We've recently concluded our "Tomorrow Is Yesterday" line-by-line over in the TOS forum. Since that thread got closed before anyone could actually open a new one, I though I might do us all a favor and get the new game started. I hope CoveTom won't mind.

    After each completed thread, CoveTom is randomly picking someone who participated to choose the next episode we do. The lucky winner this time around was Vanyel! And Vanyel selected "Data's Day" to be our next line-by-line conquest! So, start your calculations for the slingshot around the sun, avoid black stars and slip on something that the military will approve of!

    For any unfamiliar with our "game," you are asked to post only a single line (defined as one character speaking without interruption by another character) per message. You can post as often as you like, but someone else must post a line in between your posts.

    As before, at the conclusion of this thread, CoveTom will pick someone at random from among all the participants to choose the next episode we do.
     
  2. Alienesse

    Alienesse Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Second Officer's personal Log, Stardate 44390.1. Record entry for transmission to Commander Bruce Maddox, Cybernetics Division, Daystrom Institute. Dear Commander Maddox,

    DATA [OC]: In reference to your most recent letter, I agree that your study lacks sufficient primary source information on my programming and operation. Therefore, in response to your request, this correspondence will include a complete record of my activities during a normal day, with particular emphasis on my perceptions of friendship.
    (the dayshift arrive)
    DATA: Commander Riker, you are fifteen minutes early.
     
  3. BlueStuff

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    RIKER: Well, it's a very special day. I thought the father of the bride would enjoy being relieved early on the wedding day.
     
  4. Enterprise1981

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    DATA: Thank you, sir.
     
  5. Zeratul

    Zeratul Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    RIKER: Nervous?
     
  6. Enterprise1981

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    DATA: I cannot become nervous, sir. However, I do sense a certain anticipation regarding my role in the wedding.
     
  7. leandar

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    Riker: Anything to report?
     
  8. Enterprise1981

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    DATA: All systems normal, sir. Sickbay reports that Lieutenant Juarez went into labor at zero four hundred hours. We remain at station awaiting the arrival of Starship Zhukov and guest quarters have been prepared for Ambassador T'Pel.
     
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    Riker: Very well. I have the bridge.
     
  10. Zeratul

    Zeratul Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    DATA: Aye, sir.
     
  11. leandar

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    Riker: Begin day watch.
     
  12. Zeratul

    Zeratul Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    DATA (OC): Initially, Commander Maddox, I found it difficult to maintain friendships, since human emotions are often puzzling to me.
     
  13. Enterprise1981

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    ^ finishing

    [Corridor]
    DATA [OC]: Eventually, I developed a programme enabling me to predict human emotional responses to specific actions.

    [Keiko's quarters]
    KEIKO: Come in.
     
  14. Zeratul

    Zeratul Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    DATA: It is time for the wedding rehearsal.
     
  15. Enterprise1981

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    KEIKO: I know. Data, I've decided not to go through with it.
     
  16. Zeratul

    Zeratul Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    DATA: You do not wish to rehearse?
     
  17. Enterprise1981

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    KEIKO: No, I'm calling off the wedding.
     
  18. Zeratul

    Zeratul Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    DATA: May I ask why?
     
  19. BlueStuff

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    KEIKO: It's just the right thing to do.
     
  20. Zeratul

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    DATA: Have your feelings for Chief O'Brien changed?