"The Offspring" Line-by-Line

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

  1. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    Gul Re'jal is suspecting she's on the wrong space
    CRUSHER: Is it lonely for her?
     
  2. Athena28

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    DATA: She does not feel the emotion of loneliness, but she can observe how isolated she is from the others. She wishes to be more like them. I do not know how to help her. Lal is passing into sentience.
     
  3. LeadHead

    LeadHead Director of Comedy Premium Member

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    Crusher: When Wesley was growing up, he was an extraordinarily bright boy, but he had a hard time making friends. I think the other children were a little intimidated by him.
     
  4. BlueStuff

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    DATA: That is precisely what happened to Lal in school. How did you help him?
     
  5. Athena28

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    CRUSHER: Well, first I went back to my own childhood and remembered how painful it was for me. Because I remember a time when I wasn't very popular either. And when I told that to Wesley, it made him feel a little better. He knew I understood what he was going through.
     
  6. BlueStuff

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    DATA: I have not told Lal how difficult it was for me to assimilate. I did not wish it to discourage her. Perhaps this was an error of judgement.
     
  7. Athena28

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    CRUSHER: You didn't have any one experienced to help you through sentience. She at least has you. Just help her realize that she's not alone; be there to nurture her when she needs love and attention.
     
  8. BlueStuff

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    DATA: I can give her attention, Doctor. But I am incapable of giving her love.
    (Data leaves)
     
  9. Athena28

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    CRUSHER: Now why do I find that so hard to believe?
     
  10. Enterprise1981

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    WORF (over comm): Captain, incoming signal. Starfleet priority one. Admiral Haftel.
     
  11. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: On my monitor, Lieutenant. Admiral.
     
  12. Athena28

    Athena28 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    HAFTEL: Captain Picard, I hope I didn't disturb you.
     
  13. BlueStuff

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    PICARD: Not at all.
     
  14. Enterprise1981

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    HAFTEL: I have discussed my concerns with Starfleet Command. You are to hold your position until I join you. Then I shall personally review the android's development.
     
  15. Athena28

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    PICARD: Understood.
     
  16. Enterprise1981

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    HAFTEL: I should advise you, Captain, that if I'm not satisfied with what I see, I am empowered to take the android back with me. Haftel out.

    (What? After the ruling handed down in "The Measure of a Man"?)
     
  17. Athena28

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    PICARD: Captain's log, supplemental. We are holding position pending the arrival of Admiral Haftel from Starfleet Research. Commander Data is completing his final neural transfers to the android he has named Lal which I have learned, in the language Hindi, means beloved.
     
  18. Iamnotspock

    Iamnotspock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Ten Forward.

    GUINAN: Hello, Data.
     
  19. Orac

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    Data: Guinan.

    (He steers Lal away from the interesting people and onto a bar stool)
     
  20. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    Guinan: Lal. How are you?