ITA. That IS funny. Data in his jammies would have been cute, too. He's the only character we never see wearing any off-duty casual attire. I don't count "The Most Toys" since Data didn't want to be dressed in something other than his StarFleet uniform.
Data is in bed, in order to "sleep" and when he wakes up (with a start, naturally) from his nightmare, he is in his full uniform. I don't know if this was intended to be funny, but I thought it was awesome...
Old Yellow Eyes: Lt. Commander Data
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Posted Apr 9, 2007 @ 10:25 AM
That would be hilarious! But then poor Mr. Spiner woud have had to be covered in even more of that awful gold paint.
it would have been even funnier if he were in Picard style jammies - a blouse and hot pants.
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Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 8:48 AM
He was adorable in period costume, though. Especially Sherlock Holmes type holideck adventures...
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Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 3:15 PM
He had some in Insurrection. Other than cases where it wasn't his choice or when he was on the holodeck, I'm completely stumped trying to think of any other time he wore casual clothes.
Did he even have other (casual, off duty) clothes?
Posted May 23, 2007 @ 2:24 PM
I may have said this before, so I apologize if I'm repeating myself. But I think Data's problem is more identifying when an idiom is being used than in understanding it. In countless cases, someone uses an idiom and Data interprets it literally. Then they'll identify it as a figure of speech, and Data does that "accessing" eye movement he does, and then goes, "ah, [dictionary definition of the idiom in use]", and he more or less understands.
Yeah, I know Data didn't understand idioms sometimes; I'm just saying that was dumb. He's got a computer in his head that's considerably advanced for the 24th century, and he doesn't have a decent dictionary tucked away in there? Or a cached copy of Wikipedia? I could understand him not being able to use idioms well himself, maybe. Like humor, it can be hard to come up with well-defined rules for when they work. But not being able to understand their meanings when other people used them, that was just silly.
The ability to use idioms and the ability to identify them are more or less the same, and it's a skill Data lacks. But he's programmed to know what they mean.
Posted May 23, 2007 @ 6:53 PM
I don't mind naive Data who doesn't know when to be quiet. I just don't like 20 year old Lt. Cmdr naive Data who didn't know when to be quiet.
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Posted Jun 13, 2007 @ 12:21 PM
Even without the specific cite of 26 years, even the first season itself indicates that he's been in starfleet for years in DataLore, as I already mentioned Data tells Lore that he spent x years at the academy and several years in the ensign and lieutenant grades (and some unspecified amount of time as Lieutenant Commander is implied).
During the 1st season he acted as though he had very little contact with human interaction/communication, yet later we learn he's been in Starfleet for 26 years.
Posted Jun 13, 2007 @ 12:34 PM
Though I now realise that I've probably been misreading Dahak's post about how Data managed to get to Lt Commander without Riker, Geordi, Wesley and others.
Posted Jun 13, 2007 @ 1:48 PM
Yes, he does. And the theory proposed on the previous page makes sense to me regarding the dictionary and Data's difficulty with idioms.
Doesn't he at least have a dictionary in his memory banks.
Oh, okay. That I get.
I think that Data is still only a Lieutenant Commander because of anti-android prejudice, not that it inhibits his ability to learn idioms
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Posted Aug 17, 2009 @ 6:12 PM
If you are a male, you really can't understand her question or her answer. Female orgasms happen on so many different levels, from so many different types of stimulation.
This reminds me of a time when a friend was trying to decide if she'd ever had an orgasm. My retort was that she must not have, because orgasms are unambiguous. So too with minds.
Posted Nov 17, 2010 @ 9:32 PM
That is the one thing about Data that was puzzling to me. During the 1st season he acted as though he had very little contact with human interaction/communication, yet later we learn he's been in Starfleet for 26 years. He really should of picked up more in all that time, even if everyone ignored him.
Yeah, I wondered about this too. 26 years in Starfleet and he acts like he's only just begun to work with and study humanity.
By the time of Star Trek Insurrection, Spiner and I think Braga had begun to hate the emotion chip for whatever reason and wanted to get Data back to the way he was on the show. In ST Nemesis, there's a deleted scene where Data asks Picard why everyone so sad at the wedding. Sometimes I felt like they always wanted to show Data learning about humanity but never show him applying what he has learned. I also thought the decision to pretty much get rid of the emotion chip in the later movies was stupid.