Saturday, May 4, 2019

In Theory

TNG Season 4 Episode 25
Air Date: June 3rd. 1991

In this episode we learn about a friendship Data has with the security officer Lt. Jenna D'Sora. The episode doesn't indicate why Data and Jenna are friends but they do both play in a woodwind quartet together. Jenna is getting over a bad breakup, and she deflects her emotions onto Data. Data asks his friends if he should pursue the relationship with mixed results. But he decides to do it and writes a boyfriend program.

It is interesting watching Data try to be in a relationship. The program he wrote makes him play different roles based on characters in history, and even gets into shouting match with Jenna. At the end of the episode they decide to call it off and Data deletes the program.

During the episode, the Enterprise is exploring a nebula when it finds a class M planet inside. But while navigating the nebula they end up going through distortions that cause matter to phase temporarily. One officer (red shirt) dies by falling into the floor. They end up using a shuttle leading the Enterprise to avoid these distortions until they can get out.


"Klingons do not pursue relationships. They conquer that which they desire." - Lt. Worf

"Captain. I am seeking advice in how to" - Lt. Cmdr. Data
"Yes, I've heard, Data. And I would be delighted to offer any advice I can on understanding women. When I have some, I'll let you know." - Captain Picard

"The Book of Love, chapter 4, paragraph 17. When your girlfriend arrives with a gift, stop whatever it is you're doing and give her your undivided attention." - Lt. D'Sora
"I should not have resumed my painting?" - Lt. Cmdr. Data
"No." - Lt. D'Sora
"Despite your suggestion that I continue?" - Lt. Cmdr. Data
"Exactly." - Lt. D'Sora

"You have often expressed dissatisfaction with the spartan nature of my quarters. Is this an attempt at embellishment?" - Lt. Cmdr. Data
"The cat's out of the bag." - Lt. D'Sora
"Spot?" - Lt. Cmdr. Data

"Honey? I'm home." - Lt. Cmdr. Data

"Kiss me. What were you just thinking? - Lt. D'Sora
"In that particular moment, I was reconfiguring the warp field parameters, analyzing the collected works of Charles Dickens, calculating the maximum pressure I could safely apply to your lips, considering a new food supplement for Spot." - Lt. Cmdr. Data
"I'm glad I was in there somewhere." - Lt. D'Sora

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