Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Feb 13, 2014.
OGAWA: Blood pressure up to ninety over forty and rising.
CRUSHER: Isocortical functions are stabilising. Vital signs are approaching normal.
(She is now a young adult. She is doing something with the dirt in the planter bed.)
MERIBOR: Happy day, Father.
PICARD: Hey, that's my hobby. Find your own.
MERIBOR: You're the one who taught me. Don't complain if you've turned me into a scientist.
PICARD: And what has the scientist been up to today?
MERIBOR: Analyzing soil samples. There isn't any anaerobic bacteria. The soil is dead. This isn't just a very long drought, is it, Father? I have entries in my log that go back ten years. You have data preceding that for fifteen years. You've reached the same conclusion, I know you have.
Picard: I haven't reached any conclusion. A good scientist doesn't function by conjecture.
MERIBOR: A good scientist functions by hypothesizing and then proving or disproving that hypothesis. That's what I did.
Picard: Hey, why don't you spend more time with that young fellow Dannick?
MERIBOR: You are changing the subject.
Picard: No, I'm not. I'm just hypothesising that he's in love with you.
MERIBOR: You've taught me to pursue the truth, no matter how painful it is. It's too late to back off now. This planet is dying.
Picard: Perhaps I should have filled your head with trivial concerns. Games and toys and clothes.
MERIBOR: I don't think you mean that.
PICARD: No, I don't. It just saddens me to see you burdened with the knowledge things you can't change.
Meribor: Father, I think I should marry Dannick sooner rather than later, don't you?
Picard: Seize the time, Meribor. Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.
Meribor: I love you, Father.
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