Egregious “Star Trek: The Next Generation” character development errors, #37

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

Data—the “fully functional” android who whines, but in a manly way, constantly about needing to feel more for others, cannot forget a special occasion or birthday, never feels jealousy or anger, cannot father a child or transmit venereal disease, and is able to fuck relentlessly or tenderly for hours on end in every style from the Kama Sutra to the Andorian Encyclopedia of Oral Labial Massage, while simultaneously composing love poetry, even if only an amalgam of Christina Rossetti, the Romantics, and Shakespeare—is not the single most popular item with the ladies of a deep space vessel which doesn’t permit visits to shore or family for months at a time.

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