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Incessant Talk about Data

Roboto

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 9:40 am

Quote: Unlisshed @ 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!


Same! I also get after my parents whenever they say "data" like "apple"... I say "DAY-TA!"

Then they say "It's the same thing; you can say it either way."

I say "No it isn't, and no you can't."

LieutenantCommanderData62
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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 11:26 am

Haha when I talk about data the love of our lives its dayta and when its everything else its data dahta xD so I can disguinish xD


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Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 3:17 pm

I think I... donated most of my Data gear. What was I thinking?!

Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

Roboto

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 3:24 pm

Quote: Tal Adair @ Feb. 08 2011, 3:17 pm

I think I... donated most of my Data gear. What was I thinking?!


THAT is the problem... you were not!

Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 3:29 pm

I was not, but the goal is to reduce possessions to minimal levels. I carry Data in my heart, not a moving van. You guys are young... you'll learn. That stuff gets ponderous eventually. Hee!

Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

267198ed

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 9:09 pm

Thus my not buying all that I see, I hate clutter and even having a small amount bothers me endlessly, I try to buy things I know I will be using a lot and will still want later in life. Not to mention this whole minimalist thing I prefer to live by.

The one with the most toys definitely does not win.

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

LieutenantCommanderData62
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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 9:27 pm

Agreed, I like to keep organization of my things. I don't hve a lot a lot nd what I do hve is on my walls hehe xD


"I do not believe it is justified to sacrifice one life-form for another."-Data

267198ed

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Report this Feb. 08 2011, 9:46 pm

And walls take up no extra room, I like the way you think.

Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Feb. 09 2011, 3:21 pm

Dayta vs. Dahta:

In Data's own words... "One is my name. The other is not."

Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 09 2011, 9:13 pm







 


From 1986, it's interesting to see what Data might have looked like as a "regular" guy.


Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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Report this Feb. 09 2011, 9:38 pm

Brent Spiner still uses the same facial expressions.

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konarciq

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 6:26 am

Quote: 267198ed @ Feb. 08 2011, 9:09 pm

Thus my not buying all that I see, I hate clutter and even having a small amount bothers me endlessly, I try to buy things I know I will be using a lot and will still want later in life. Not to mention this whole minimalist thing I prefer to live by. The one with the most toys definitely does not win.


I know what you mean. I tend to stick to useful things for enjoyment: dvd´s and books. No action figures or heaven knows what nonsense the franchise puts out.

And I do want to get a (useful) real Star Trek T-shirt. I´ve seen a couple of real nice ones on the internet, and I promised myself I can order one as soon as I´ve got a job :-)

If there is nothing wrong with me, then maybe there´s something wrong with the universe? -Dr. Crusher

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 6:27 am

Quote: Tal Adair @ Feb. 09 2011, 9:13 pm

 

From 1986, it's interesting to see what Data might have looked like as a "regular" guy.



He looks so much younger in that cowboy hat! Was this really only one year before TNG started?

If there is nothing wrong with me, then maybe there´s something wrong with the universe? -Dr. Crusher

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 6:36 am

Quote: Tal Adair @ Feb. 07 2011, 10:25 pm

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>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

>
And Orpheus isn´t finished yet...


If (like me) you enjoy fantasizing about how the "friendship or maybe something more" between Tasha and Data would have continued in case Tasha´d have stayed, perhaps you´ll find some pleasure in a story collection of "The Best of Data and Tasha" I created at ffnet. It´s not simply every story about them - I try to keep a certain quality standard, so not including the mere fluffy pieces on them. Believe me, there are some real jewels in there!


http://www.fanfiction.net/community/The_Best_of_Data_Tasha/83950/


 


By the way, what were your favourite parts in Rollercoaster? I even made a picture of Tasha in a long pink dress. That part was so hilarious! When I read the story, I hadn´t seen those eps yet by far. And I still think Rollercoaster´s version was so much better than the original! As happened in several cases. "In Theory" was much more fun with Tasha still around, too. As well as "Conundrum" (giggle giggle) I remember I was regularly LOL-ing while reading that story! And other parts (Data´s trial) got far more tense. I loved how she reacted there!


 


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Tal Adair

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Report this Feb. 10 2011, 8:01 am

Konarciq: "He looks so much younger in that cowboy hat! Was this really only one year before TNG started?"


Yeah. Definitely 1986... production could have been in 1985, but that's still close to TNG's time. The captures are from "Manhunt for Claude Dallas", a made for TV movie, in which he played Jim Stevens, innocent bystander to murder who gets sucked into helping the murderer (his friend) dispose of the bodies.


That's our Data, alright... just as he would have looked at the start of TNG. He really hadn't changed at that point. Once you hit forty, your face begins to start showing the first signs of aging, for most of us. I think Data looks a lot different by season three than he did at first. He's more filled-out, more mature looking by then. I kinda like the older Data better myself... he just looks more manly man. *woof, woof, woof*


Those photos are interesting to me, because we never really got to see exactly how handsome Brent Spiner really was (and is). He's quite striking at certain angles.... he says his right side "is the gold". It's his best side, and it shows beautifully in those photos. Gotta love the blue eyes and high coloring.


Admittedly, I am a barbarian. As such, I do not belong here. -- "It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men." ~ Spock

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