Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Oct 17, 2012.
PICARD: Put us in a standard orbit above those coordinates.
Data: Spectral analysis shows a high level of triolic waves emanating from the same location.
Riker: Any correlation with the readings from Earth?
DATA: Affirmative, sir. The magnetic signature is identical to the one found in the cavern.
Picard: Would these triolic waves be dangerous to humanoids?
DATA: Only with long term exposure, sir. There is no immediate threat.
PICARD: Take an away team.
RIKER: Worf, Geordi, Troi. Join me in transporter room 3 for an away team.
[Riker and the rest of the Away team leave the bridge, Data rises and looks toward Riker.]
Picard: Mister Data, I'll need your help to monitor the sensor readings during this investigation.
DATA: Captain, may I speak to you alone?
[Picard nods in agreement and both enter the Ready Room.]
DATA: Sir, it is standard procedure that the second officer accompany the away team.
PICARD: Yes, yes, Mister Data, I am aware of that.
DATA: Then I must assume your decision is related to the discovery on Earth of-
PICARD: [cutting Data off] I think it is reasonable to take precautions.
Data: Captain, there is no rational justification for this course.
PICARD: Then I'll be irrational.
Data: It is possible, sir, that the events leading to my death will not occur for years, even centuries.
Picard: I hope that's true, Mister Data. Nevertheless, this investigation began with your death. I am simply trying to see that it doesn't end that way.
Data: I appreciate your concern, Captain, but, to employ an aphorism, one cannot cheat fate.
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