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Friday, February 21, 2014

A Fistful of Datas

Tonight watched one of my favorite Star Trek TNG episodes, A Fistful of Datas ...

Its title is a play on the title of the Sergio Leone "Spaghetti Western" film A Fistful of Dollars ... Worf reluctantly joins his son Alexander in a holodeck adventure set in the town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the American Old West, later joined by Deanna Troi. The three play the role of lawmen in Deadwood, where Eli Hollander, the "Butcher of Bozeman", is wanted.

All is going well until a glitch in connecting Data's positronic brain to the ship's computer turns the bad gunslinger Hollander into a version of Data, with all his android abilities. I guess Data is supposed to resemble Clint Eastwood's character in the Leone film, but he reminded me more of Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday :) ...

Hard to find a good video clip, but ...


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