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Incessant Talk about Data

Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 06 2011, 11:10 am

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What a great thread full of mature conversation. That'll show all those people who think Trek people are nerds.


Sarcasm, perhaps?

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Report this Feb. 06 2011, 11:17 am

They didn't realy kill off data,he has a chance to start over and still slowly find the old and new?

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Report this Feb. 06 2011, 1:41 pm

Quote: Tal Adair @ Feb. 06 2011, 8:00 am

The idea of the contacts is a fun one... but they're not safe to use without a prescription. Even with prescribed golden contacts, Brent says he had some trouble. They put waves in his corneas that took a while to smooth out. I'm all for dressing up and having a blast, but it's not worth your eyesight, kids. Play contacts are cause for... concern.

OMG, I'm such a wet blanket. *kicks self*


XD thnks for the concern (: they are prescribed...I'm a weirdo about my eyes so whatever goes in there has to be doctor prescribed lol (:

Hahaha roboto xD I'm scared but I got four months to practice


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Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 06 2011, 7:04 pm

Ah. Good. I'm relieved to know that you won't risk your ocular health for a little fun!

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Report this Feb. 06 2011, 7:16 pm

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>What a great thread full of mature conversation. That'll show all those people who think Trek people are nerds.
 



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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 5:56 am

Quote: LieutenantCommanderData625 @ Feb. 05 2011, 2:33 pm

That's awesome Roboto xD I'm happy for you! Jonathan Frakes will be in NJ...but that's okay (: I would love to meet Brent Spiner thought... He also starred in my all time favorite movie(other than first contact), independence day.


Brent Spiner plays that weird scientist guy, doesn't he? I've never made that connection before!! That's so funny, coz I always hated that guy! hehe... I love Independence Day, it's my favourite disaster movie of all time.

"The bartender is an artificial lifeform." later... "Contact the operations officer to assist you." "He's in Ten-Forward... waiting tables."

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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 6:02 am

Quote: Unlisshed @ Feb. 07 2011, 5:56 am

Quote: LieutenantCommanderData625 @ Feb. 05 2011, 2:33 pm

That's awesome Roboto xD I'm happy for you! Jonathan Frakes will be in NJ...but that's okay (: I would love to meet Brent Spiner thought... He also starred in my all time favorite movie(other than first contact), independence day.
Brent Spiner plays that weird scientist guy, doesn't he? I've never made that connection before!! That's so funny, coz I always hated that guy! hehe... I love Independence Day, it's my favourite disaster movie of all time.

Yep he the scientist with the long hair who doesn't get out much lol! Its an awesome movie gotta love mr.will smith and jeff goldblum


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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 6:14 am

I love Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith! But it's also got Adam Baldwin, I love him more!
I'll have to watch it again now! :-)

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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 6:27 am

I'm old school I only had it in VHS went to blockbuster yesterday and found out that the store is closing so all dvds were forsale so finally...dun de dun dun I got it on DVD wooooo xD
Nd wall-e of course (:


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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 10:20 am

And now, for the Data of the Day... 



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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 11:59 am

Having spent a fair amount of time in the US over the years, I noticed that the word 'data' was one of those words which we pronounce very differently i.e. in the USA it is generally DATTA (hard first A) or DAHTA, and in the UK always DAYTA (soft first A). I wonder why they opted for the English rather than American way of saying it? Perhaps because Patrick Stewart had to say it most?!!!

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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 12:36 pm

Gorgeous "Data of the Day", Ronoto, as always. *sigh* What a cute lunkhead.


Ghostmojo, it may depend on the area of the US one lives in. I'm in Ohio, and Dah-ta was never the preferred pronunciation of the word here, although, either is correct. DAYta did come very naturally to me at the time. I think New Englanders might tend to pronounce it as you mention, but not many of the rest of us. Still, I'm not sure which areas of our country you have spent time in.


I always wondered about WHY they named him Data, and not something more... well, just more like a normal sounding Star Trek-ish name. Still, I'm glad they named him as they did. Turned out to be just right.


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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 10:25 pm

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Quote: konarciq @ Feb. 04 2011, 2:34 am

>And when reading a long AU fanfic spanning the entire series and the movies on a growing relationship between Data and Tasha, I absolutely refused to read the last chapter! Gotta love fanfiction :-)
That wasn't 'Rollercoaster' by any chance, was it? If it wasn't you should check it out, it's a pretty good read.
Of course it was :-) I´ve read it all - up till chapter 59. Never finished it :-) There are more out there - especially a new one somewhat along the same lines, but still a very different story: Big Doors. If you love Rollercoaster, you´re likely to enjoy this one, too.


Just finished "Rollercoaster". I read chapter 60 and 61. I wish I'd stopped at 59, as the instructions stated. Now, I'll have to read "Orpheus"... must have happy ending! Still, I don't regret reading those last summary thoughts. They tell you something rich and deep about Data, the essence of what he is and was.


"Rollercoaster" is excellent. The story takes you back through the entire series, with special emphasis on Tasha Yar's point of view, had she lived and stayed in the action. Lots of new Data material here... much of it from his point of view as well. It's like watching new scenes in every episode. The dialogue is spot on. I could hear everyone's voices clearly as I read... what a treat. Excellently written and engaging, like a series of short stories with an overarching plot. Very highly recommended! (Glad there's a sequel too!)


I was always disappointed that Denise Crosby decided to leave the show. This book finally allows us to see the episodes as they might have been, had she never gone. Loved the concept. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for telling us about this one!


Rollercoaster


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Report this Feb. 07 2011, 11:12 pm

Quote: Ghostmojo @ Feb. 07 2011, 11:59 am

Having spent a fair amount of time in the US over the years, I noticed that the word 'data' was one of those words which we pronounce very differently i.e. in the USA it is generally DATTA (hard first A) or DAHTA, and in the UK always DAYTA (soft first A). I wonder why they opted for the English rather than American way of saying it? Perhaps because Patrick Stewart had to say it most?!!!


Possible, but it’s probably because the hard A sounds stupid, or childish, like a kid calling for it’s “dadda” who can’t pronounce the word properly yet. The sft A sounds so much cleaner...ut then I always like English pronunciations and spellings more than the American ones.

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 5:47 am

You know, I've always pronounced it as dah-ta, but since watching TNG, I now pronounce it as day-ta. Especially after the episode where Data himself corrects Dr Pulaski on the pronunciation of his name!

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