"The Offspring" Line-by-Line

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  1. LeadHead

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    Data: That is a very complex question, Lal.

    Data opens the gate to the inner lab platform, allowing Lal to exit and begin wandering around.

    Data: I can only begin to answer by telling you that our function is to contribute in a positive way, to the world in which we live.
     
  2. Gul Re'jal

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    LAL: Why am I me instead of someone else?
     
  3. LeadHead

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    Data: Because, you are my child.
     
  4. Gul Re'jal

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    LAL: Where did I come from?
     
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    Data: These questions, these questions suggest that we have made a successful transfer of the heuristic associative pathways. You will now begin to process information on logic, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology. You are truly becoming sentient, Lal.
     
  6. Gul Re'jal

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    LAL: How?
     
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    Data: By developing the awareness to examine and question your perceptions.
     
  8. Gul Re'jal

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    LAL: Why do we have two hands? Why not three or four? Why is the sky black? Why do...

    (He switches her off in mid-question)
     
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    Data closes the gate to the inner platform.

    Data: Tomorrow will be your first day of school, Lal.

    Data activates the inner platform and it rises to the ceiling.
     
  10. Gul Re'jal

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    [Ready room]

    PICARD: I assure you, Admiral, there's no better guide into this life for Lal than Data. He's doing an excellent job.
     
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    HAFTEL [on monitor]: We all have enormous admiration for what Commander Data has already achieved, but we have superior facilities and personnel here at Galor Four. A starship is hardly a proper setting..
     
  12. Saint John Talbot

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    Picard: This starship's mission is to seek out new life and that is exactly what Commander Data is doing, under my guidance.
     
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    HAFTEL [on monitor]: We all want what's best for the new android.
     
  14. Saint John Talbot

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    Picard: As do I. I would be willing to consider releasing Lal and Data to you so that he may continue his work with her.
     
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    HAFTEL: His presence would undoubtedly retard the new android's progress.
     
  16. Gul Re'jal

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    PICARD: Admiral, to you, Lal is a new android. But to Data, she's his child.
     
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    HAFTEL: His child?
     
  18. Gul Re'jal

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    PICARD: Yes, Admiral. It may not be easy for you and I to see her that way, but he does. And I respect that. They will remain here for now.
     
  19. Athena28

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    HAFTEL: Starfleet's policy on research is clear. You're making your stand on very uncertain ground. I do hope it doesn't fall out from under you. Haftel out.
     
  20. Gul Re'jal

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    [Teacher's office]

    BALLARD: She achieved a very high score on a test of academic achievement.