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There are times when I envy you, Mr. Data.
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GUINAN: Well, consider that in the history of many worlds there have always been disposable creatures. They do the dirty work. They do the work that no one else wants to do because it's too difficult, or to hazardous. And an army of Datas, all disposable, you don't have to think about their welfare, you don't think about how they feel. Whole generations of disposable people.
PICARD: You're talking about slavery.
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PICARD: I don't think that's a little harsh. I think that's the truth. But that's a truth we have obscured behind a comfortable, easy euphemism. Property. But that's not the issue at all, is it?
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Since the days of the first wooden sailing ships, all ship masters have enjoyed one special privilege...
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:48 PM
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"Computer... remove the plank!"
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:54 PM
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:37 PM
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:17 PM
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Disregard that last one.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:10 AM
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Data, what is the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything?




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Old 11-03-2019, 08:11 AM
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Includeling the kiddelies?
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:36 PM
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Seasoned? That's a horrible thing to say to a man.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:56 PM
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"We could attempt to find some humpback whales."
"You just said there aren't any, except on Earth of the past."
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:27 PM
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The child you spoke of, the female. Her favorite color was red.
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What do you want, Will Riker?
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:35 PM
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The last time I saw her, she was wearing...

...She was wearing... red.
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