"The Offspring" Line-by-Line

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  1. Enterprise1981

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    DATA: I have followed all of Starfleet regulations to the best of my ability. I expected they would be pleased.
     
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    PICARD: You have taken on quite a responsibility, Data.
     
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    DATA: To prepare, I have scanned all available literature on parenting. There seems to be much confusion on this issue. One traditional doctrine insists, spare the rod and spoil the child, suggesting a punitive approach. While another more liberal attitude would allow the child enormous freedom.
     
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    PICARD: Data...
     
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    DATA: And what Klingons do to their children...
     
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    PICARD: Data! I'm not talking about parenting. I am talking about the extraordinary consequences of creating new life.
     
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    DATA: Does that not describe becoming a parent, sir?
     
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    PICARD: Data, you are seeking to achieve what only your own creator has been able to achieve. To make another functioning, sentient, android. To make another Data.
     
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    DATA: That is why I must attempt this, sir. I have observed that in most species, there is a primal instinct to perpetuate themselves. Until now, I have been the last of my kind. If I were to be damaged or destroyed, I would be lost forever. But if I am successful with the creation of Lal, my continuance is assured. I understand the risk, sir. and I am prepared to accept the responsibility.
     
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    LAL: Gender female.
     
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    TROI: That's right, Lal. Just like me.
     
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    LAL: Gender male.
     
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    DATA: Correct.
     
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    LAL: I am gender neuter. Inadequate.
     
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    DATA: That is why you must choose a gender, Lal, to complete your appearance.
     
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    LAL: What are criteria?
     
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    DATA: Access your data bank on sexuality, level 2. That will define the parameters.
     
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    TROI: Whatever you choose will be yours for your lifetime. It's a decision that will affect how people interrelate with you.
     
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    LAL: I choose your sex and appearance.
     
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    DATA: No, Lal. That would be confusing. We are taking you to the holodeck to show you several thousand composites I have programmed. You may choose from them.