Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Alienesse, Feb 19, 2012.
DATA: So you believe the wedding will still proceed?
LaForge: Trust me, they're going to get married. So you better find a gift.
DATA [OC]: I find Lieutenant Worf to be what is called a kindred spirit. We were both orphans rescued by Starfleet officers. In many ways, we are both still outsiders in human society.
DATA: Are you here to find a wedding gift?
DATA: I would appreciate your help in selecting an appropriate item.
Worf: Of course. I have attended human weddings before. (The screen shows different items available then a set of crystal wine glasses.) Hold.
DATA: This is a traditional gift?
Worf: Yes, my adoptive parents often give these...things at family weddings. A human custom. (Worf continues looking at the display and now the image of a glass swan is shown.) Hold.
DATA: It is my understanding that the item selected should reflect the personality of whoever is giving it. This does not remind me of you. Have you ever been an actual participant in a human wedding?
DATA: You would not consider it to be an honor?
Worf: An honor, perhaps. But human bonding rituals often involve a great deal of talking, dancing, and crying.
Data: I am rarely in need of Doctor Beverly Crusher's professional services as my biomechanical maintenance program is self-sufficient. But I often observe as she practices medicine on others and have learned a great deal about the human interaction from her.
Doctor, may I ask a favor of you?
CRUSHER: Of course, Data.
Data: Would you teach me how to dance?
(Beverly pulls Data into her office.)
Data: I would like to learn how to dance.
CRUSHER: Why me?
Data: It is in your service record. 'Awarded first prize in tap and jazz competition, Saint Louis Academy…
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