"The Offspring" Line-by-Line

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Orac

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    Haftel: That's not satisfactory. If mistakes are made, the damage that's done might be irreparable.
     
  2. Gul Re'jal

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    PICARD: I'm convinced the damage will be irreparable if they're separated.
     
  3. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: Captain, are we talking about breaking up a family? Isn't that rather a sentimental attitude about androids?
     
  4. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    PICARD: They're living, sentient beings. Their rights and privileges in our society have been defined. I helped define them.
     
  5. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: Yes, Captain, and I am more than willing to acknowledge that. What you must acknowledge is that Lal may be a technological step forward in the development of artificial intelligence.
     
  6. Gul Re'jal

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    PICARD: A most significant step.
     
  7. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: Yes, and work like this demands to be done with controlled procedures.
     
  8. Gul Re'jal

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    PICARD: Which Commander Data is following.
     
  9. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: In effective isolation. And that is what Starfleet Research finds unacceptable.
     
  10. Gul Re'jal

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    DATA: So Lal now possesses the sum of my programming.
     
  11. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: Her neural nets are laid down identically to yours?
     
  12. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    DATA: There do seem to be some variations on the quantum level. She can use contractions. I cannot.
     
  13. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: An aberration. What have you done about this?
     
  14. Gul Re'jal

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    DATA: I have maintained records on positronic matrix activity, behavioral norms, and all verbal patterns. I have seen no evidence of other aberrations.
     
  15. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: It would seem you've actually improved upon yourself, Data.
     
  16. Gul Re'jal

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    DATA: Is that not the goal of every parent, sir?
     
  17. BlueStuff

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    HAFTEL: But as a good father, don't you think it would be better, especially in light of this new aberration, if Lal were close to people trained in diagnostic and evaluative procedures?
     
  18. Gul Re'jal

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    DATA: I am programmed with the procedures you mention, sir. And in any meaningful evaluation of Lal, you would require a model for a basis of comparison. I am the only model available, Admiral.
     
  19. LeadHead

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    Haftel: You haven't mastered human cultural and behavioral norms yourself yet, have you?
     
  20. BlueStuff

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    DATA: No, sir.