"Time's Arrow" Line-by-Line

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Gore-ac

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    LAFORGE: So, do you want to talk about it?
     
  3. Gore-ac

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  7. The Illusive Man

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    Data: Hmm. Why?
     
  8. Gore-ac

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    Data: On the contrary, I find it rather comforting.
     
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    DATA: I have often wondered about my own mortality as I have seen others around me age. Until now it has been theoretically possible that I would live an unlimited period of time. And although some might find this attractive, to me it only reinforces the fact that I am artificial.
     
  12. Gore-ac

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    La Forge: I never knew how tough this must be for you.
     
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    DATA: Tough? As in difficult?
     
  14. Gore-ac

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    La Forge: Knowing that you would outlive all your friends.
     
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  16. Gore-ac

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    DATA: And then to outlive them as well.
     
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    La Forge: Now that you know that you might not?
     
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