(TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data", "Ship in a Bottle"), Data also twice accompanied Picard in his holonovels of the Dixon Hill series, playing "Carlos, from South America," one of the private eye's associates.
You cannot simply seize people and experiment on them to satisfy your pet theories!").

Along with Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher, Data beamed down to the surface, to inspect any damage to the Phoenix. In several universes, Data was still the Enterprise's operations officer, and attended a surprise birthday party for Worf. Hobby Besides Data, she only enjoyed the company of Reginald Barclay.

During the blockade Data disobeyed direct orders from Captain Picard and was able to expose the Romulan's involvement in the war.

He developed his painting skills, creating art of many styles and subjects. Picard considered Data's actions to be the most "Human" decision that he had ever made.

Named as operations officer and second officer on U.S.S. (Star Trek Nemesis), Data maintained close relationships with most of the Enterprise senior staff – during his time aboard the Jovis, after La Forge's furious refusal to accept that Data himself was somehow responsible for the shuttlecraft explosion that supposedly killed him, Riker told Captain Picard that, for someone incapable of emotion, he certainly evoked them strongly in others around him. SupporterArtificial IntelligenceGenius.

Data was recovered by Starfleet when they responded to the distress call, and reactivated.

Hence, B-4's presence (and the suggestion that he has a copy of Data's memories stored) was most likely meant to have been a tease. (TNG: "The Enemy"), As a Soong-type android, Data was incapable of alcohol intoxication, yet components in his processing systems were susceptible to disruption by polywater intoxication. In the comic, Data had become captain of the Enterprise-E; along with Captain Picard, his face is seen in the film's comic adaptation, in which the Delta Vega mind-meld scene is depicted with a collage of images from Countdown. (PIC: "Broken Pieces"), Captain, and later Admiral, Picard continued to remember Data fondly.

Following the wedding of William Riker and Deanna Troi in 2379, Data was confused by Captain Picard's mixed feelings for the couple – although the captain was happy that Riker was due to accept promotion to the rank of Captain and take command of the USS Titan and that his new wife was to transfer over to the Titan and take position as the ship's counselor, Picard was somewhat saddened by their departure and tried to explain to Data that experiencing feelings of both happiness and sadness at the same time are common in these situations.

(TNG: "Inheritance") Over time, Data had learned about himself and his world, and his programming was refined by Dr. Soong, who attempted to eliminate certain undesirable behaviors. Sutherland during the blockade of Romulan aid to the Duras Klingon faction in 2367-68.

Once back aboard the Enterprise, Data submitted himself to Captain Picard and recommended he be disciplined for disobeying the direct order of a superior officer, but was instead praised by Captain Picard for his ingenuity in discovering the cloaked Romulan convoy: "Starfleet does not want officers who blindly follow orders."

(TNG: "Darmok"). She commented, "Gene was always fascinated by artificial intelligence. However, Data claimed he did not wish to go; even after the Queen ordered him away. JAG inquiry at Starbase 173 denied any Starfleet property interest, upholding sentient individual rights, 2368 ? Seasons 1-2 Today, two years after installation, he tends to keep it running during normal operations but maintains internal control over the timing should it prove troubling or distracting. According to Captain Picard, the Data from the primary reality had reached the same conclusion.

"I suppose in his journey he'll get closer and closer to being one." The short story "Unexpected Honor", appearing in Star Trek Magazine issue 167 (pp.

Towards the end of the year, Data sacrificed himself to rescue Captain Picard and destroy the Reman warbird Scimitar thereby preventing the deaths of the Enterprise-E's crew. The experiment caused La Forge a great deal of pain and would have eventually resulted in La Forge's death. Shortly after the Farpoint mission, the Enterprise crew was infected with a polywater intoxication which caused the crew members and even Data to act irrationally, as if mentally unstable.

Data lived within the simulation until 2399, when he was able to talk to Picard one last time and request that his former Captain shut down the simulation, allowing Data to finally die.

Ultimately, Louvois ruled that Data was not the property of Starfleet, and had the legal right to choose whether to acquiesce to Maddox' requests.

Experiments into his direct input into or remote control of ship's systems have been uneven, but his unique abilities have been invaluable in securing the safety of ship and crew in numerous crises and far outweigh, in our opinion, any potential weakness they present. All the events following Worf's encounter were erased from the timeline once the fissure was sealed.

(TNG: "Hero Worship") Data befriended an alien girl named Gia when he lost his memory on Barkon IV.

(TNG: "The Naked Now") Data, since he has perfect memory (he can remember everything that has ever happened to him like it just happened), still felt a special connection to Tasha. Thus, Data briefly succeeded at Maddox' aspiration. B-4 was later disassembled and held in storage at the Institute, and was still there in 2399. [3], In 2016, Brent Spiner expressed a willingness to pass on the portrayal of Data, saying, "I don't think I'll get proprietorial about it. Picard assigned all of his senior officers positions on board other ships except for Data. The novel The Buried Age explores Data's first encounter with Picard, with Picard encouraging Data to assert himself and work beyond what his superiors request of him; prior to meeting Picard, Data had shown a lack of career advancement because he always did the job in front of him simply because it didn't occur to him to push himself further or ask for particular assignments over others, adhering to the chain of command without thinking of going beyond the rules.
As a result of the experiment, however, Lt. Worf, his son Alexander, and Counselor Troi were trapped in a malfunctioning Old West holodeck program wherein every character physically resembled Data. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II"), A year later, in early 2367, Data, under the control of Dr. Soong, took control of the Enterprise and commandeered it to the planet of Terlina III. He briefly considered a form of suicide - shutting down and having his neural net wiped. The first was taken from Riker's reference to Data as Pinocchio in "Encounter at Farpoint", a comparison which he used in his portrayal.

After this, he began sleeping regularly in order to experience these dreams. Family However, Dr. Crusher and the rest of the senior staff did not find it nearly as amusing. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II"), In early 2370, he was among the away team that beamed down to the Ohniaka III outpost, whose distress call the Enterprise had responded to.

(TNG: "The Measure Of A Man"), Data always sought to become more Human in his behavior, sometimes with unfortunate results.

(TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "All Good Things..."; Star Trek Generations) Since he did not require sleep, he routinely stood night watch on the bridge.

Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher are the only other characters to remain at the rank they started with.