Category: TNG

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thereallieutenantcommanderdata:

One thing I love about this episode is how they cut all the legal and philosophical arguments being deployed initially down to a level of fundamental morality.

What mattered wasn’t whether or not Data has achieved some vague condition of “sapience” or “consciousness”, concepts vaguely defined and ultimately unprovable (as Picard put it “prove that I’m conscious”), but rather, the moral matter.  Do we want a future where slavery is revived, or do we want a future of continued equality?

Measure of A Man is the best STNG episode.

I love that they put these words in the mouth of an alien played by a black woman,  an alien who has, in this story, never known this kind of racial discrimination, but whose appearance must remind someone as educated and socially aware as Picard of what used to happen down on his home planet, specifically to people who looked exactly like Guinan.

And that he, SJW that he is (oh he is) hadn’t come to this very obvious conclusion on his own is a very nice example of how unchecked privilege can deceive us.

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captaincrusher:

I think the most stupid thing with how they introduced Alexander what that they killed K’Ehleyr. 

Just have her go missions for long periods of time instead, that are either dangerous or uncomfortable, so Worf have to care for his son. That way she can pop out and take back Alexander whenever. 

He isn’t around? Oh he’s with his mom for two months now. Oh they want an Alexander storyline? Yeah he’s here for 3 weeks while K’Ehleyr goes to make peace between the Zc and the Ughoblanches. 

That way Worf didn’t suddenly get tired of being a dad and sent Alexander back to Earth when the writers didn’t know what to do with Alexander anymore. He just went back to living with his mom most of the time and Worf sees him off screen.

When Worf transfers to Ds9 Alexander could also live with him there for extended periods of time or just show up now and then. And we could get K’Ehleyr as a guest star! 

She and Jadzia would have been an unstoppable force if they teamed up in everyone of Worf’s Klingon adventures.

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unitedfederationofplanets: I chose to believe…

unitedfederationofplanets:

I chose to believe that I was a person

captaincrusher: Data thinks that’s too bad fo…

captaincrusher:

Data thinks that’s too bad for you.

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