Category: Data

mushstone:

Star Trek TNG : Data and Spot

Even in the 24th century, cats still climb on the monitor. And I love that.

ensignro:

data visits the mirrorverse and meets mirror!spot but she’s actually a very gentle and well-behaved cat and he realizes that his spot is the evil one

goatsart:

holodeck beach ep

When Data fears people knowing what’s inside of him because they might stop caring for him and being his friends, so he constantly tries to fit in even if it means sacrificing a true part of himself.

I can feel that.

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for-the-love-of-q:

I haven’t read the stories in so long but as I recall… Holmes was a good study of human behavior but like Data didn’t understand some basic human emotions. He didn’t understand Watson’s want/care for a wife (though we can speculate on why), he had no need for information that was outside the realm of “important for any given case”. He kinda had a Data like look at the world. Behaviors were calculable but not necessarily understood.

Though I might be remembering the interpretations of Holmes (like Sherlock) more so than actual Connan Doyle description.

captaincrusher:

Thought to consider: why Data, who struggles with understanding humanity, chose Sherlock Holmes, the great study of human behavior, as a role model.

I see it that way too, but also like you I primarily remember the modern interpretations.

Sherlock Holmes and Data are both logical, highly intelligent and see things other do not. Yet there’s an isolation that comes from that and, as you mentioned, maybe difficulties in relating to others.

Humans are difficult, illogical and driven by a complexity of emotions. We often see Data struggling somewhat with this. A Holmes mystery on the other hand is clear, precise and logical. Human actions are predictable to a trained mind. I understand why this is compelling to Data.

Not as an escape from reality per say. Maybe while for Geordi the process of solving the mystery is the good part, the recreational and relaxing aspect of it for Data is to exist in a world that is predictable and set.

The mystery always has a solution and he knows it and that is the relaxing part.

Thought to consider: why Data, who struggles with understanding humanity, chose Sherlock Holmes, the great study of human behavior, as a role model.

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