Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Alienesse, Feb 19, 2012.
T’Pel: Caution is clearly called for, Captain. However, the mission must proceed as planned.
PICARD: Starfleet Command agrees with you, but I would feel better if you would consent to an escort or
(one look cuts him off)
PICARD: Thank you, Mister Data.
Data: Feline supplement…74. (Data feeds Spot. Once she’s done she follows him to his console and jumps on his lap. Data pets her.) Computer, run fluidic sensor diagnostic.
(the cat jumps on his lap, and he strokes it)
COMPUTER: Diagnostic complete. All systems functioning within normal parameters.
The door chimes.
Data: Come in.
O'BRIEN: Am I intruding, Commander?
Data: No. Would you care to sit down?
When one of my friends is distraught, the thoughtful thing to do is to attempt to make him more comfortable.
May I offer you some refreshment, chief?
O'BRIEN: No, thank you, sir. First of all I'd like to apologise for this morning in Ten Forward
Data: There is no need to apologize. I was not offended. Would you like a pillow, or a more comfortable chair to sit upon?
O'BRIEN: No, sir. Thank you, sir.
Data: Would you care to listen to music? Brahms? Aurelia?
O'BRIEN: No, really, sir I'm fine. I came to ask for your help. It's about Keiko. I'd like you to talk to her. Convince her to go through with the wedding.
Data: Would Counselor Troi not be a more appropriate choice to speak with Keiko?
O'BRIEN: She already has. It didn't help. You've known her longer than I have. I just thought she might listen to you. She won't even talk to me
Data: I do not know what to say to her.
O'BRIEN: Just talk with her. Make her see reason. She's going off half-cocked, not thinking this through. You've worked with her for a long time. She respects your opinion.
Data: Perhaps…perhaps she has not fully analyzed her decision. I will try.
O'BRIEN: Thank you, sir. I won't forget this.
Data: Commander Maddox, I noted that Keiko was quite calm and rational when she informed me of her decision this morning. Therefore, I can predict that she will respond to an objective analysis of the situation based on the available facts. (Data finds Keiko in the Arboretum.) It is fortunate that she has not let emotional considerations cloud her judgment. It should make my task much simpler.
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