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Dr. Kila Marr (Character)
from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Silicon Avatar (#5.4)" (1991)
Dr. Kila Marr: [to Data] My son died on Omicron Theta. He was sixteen when the colony was attacked. That is the reason I have become an expert on the Crystalline Entity. I have spent my life studying it, tracking it and hoping one day to find it. And if I learn you have been helping that thing in any way whatsoever, I will see to it that you are disassembled piece by piece!

Dr. Kila Marr: [about her son] I left him with friends. I chose to pursue my own career. I planned to go back, but things kept interfering, and... I kept thinking, "I'll go next... month". But there weren't any more 'next months'.

Dr. Kila Marr: How long will you live, Data?
Lt. Commander Data: There has been no predetermined limit placed on my existence, Doctor.
Dr. Kila Marr: [sighs in relief] I'm glad. As long as you're alive, he'll be alive.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [on the Crystalline Entity] If we can determine what its needs are, we might find other sources to supply it.
Dr. Kila Marr: Its needs are to slaughter people by the thousands. It is nothing but a giant killing machine!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Doctor, the sperm whale on Earth devours millions of cuttlefish as it roams the oceans. It is not evil; it is feeding. The same may be true of the Entity.
Dr. Kila Marr: That would be small comfort for those who have died to feed it. We're not talking about cuttlefish; we're talking about people!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I would argue that the Crystalline Entity has as much right to be here as we do.

Dr. Kila Marr: I don't understand. Why are we pursuing the Entity if not to destroy it?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: We're not hunters, Doctor. Nor is it our role to exact revenge.
Dr. Kila Marr: What do you propose? We track it down, greet it warmly, and ask it if it would mind terribly not ravaging any more planets?

Dr. Kila Marr: It will never hurt anyone again.
[after destroying the Crystalline Entity]

[last lines]
Dr. Kila Marr: [addressing her son through Data] Tell me... that you understand, Renny. That... that you know I d... I did it for you. 'cause I love you. Because I wanted to give you peace at last.
Lt. Commander Data: I do not find such a file in your son's journals, Doctor. However, from what I know of him, by his memories and his writing, I do not believe he would be happy. He was proud of your career as a scientist. And now you have destroyed that. You say you did it for him. But I do not believe he would have wanted that. Yes... I believe your son would be very sad now. I am sorry, Doctor, but I cannot help you.