Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 11

Data's Day (5 Jan. 1991)

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Data tries to comprehend the complex emotions between O'Brien and Keiko, who are about to be married.

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Second officer Lt. Commander Data accepted to speak a complete record of a day in his functioning for the benefit of scientific android engineer Commander Maddox and concludes his programming must be improved concerning interaction with human emotions, most puzzling given human practices such as irony. Chief Miles O'Brien's human wedding is amply confusing, even for Worf, bride Keiko Ishikawa's gibbers even more illogical. Learning dances and which is appropriate from Dr. Crusher prove easy. Conan Doyle's logic of elimination Data soon masters, in time to solve a mysterious accident during negotiations with a Romulan admiral... Written by KGF Vissers

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The title is based on the newspaper column "My Day" written by the American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt where she discussed her life, work and the issues of the day such as race and women. See more »

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While officiating at a wedding ceremony, Captain Picard says, "Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all shipmasters have had one happy privilege: that of uniting two people in the bonds of matrimony." This is false; whatever Starfleet's own fictional regulations may be, the captains of seagoing ships have no particular power to perform weddings and, at least for the US, the UK, and the former USSR, there is no evidence that they ever did. In fact the navies of the US, the UK, and various other countries specifically prohibit a commanding officer from performing marriage ceremonies. See also Star Trek: Balance of Terror. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: Second Officer's personal log, stardate 44390.1 - Record entry for transmission to Commander Bruce Maddox, Cybernetics Division, Daystrom Institute. Dear Commander Maddox. In reference to your most recent letter, I agree that your study lacks sufficient primary source information on my programming and operation. Therefore, in response to your request, this correspondence will include a complete record of my activities during a normal day, with particular emphasis on my perceptions ...
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Not just space battles!
7 May 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Colm Meaney and Rosalind Chao make an excellent couple and are also brilliant actors. The on/off wedding plans are fun to watch and Data running between the two is a great laugh. His genuine lack of understanding of Keiko's indecision and Miles angst is great Data character stuff. The Romulan side story is interesting but certainly does not detract from the two leads here. Data turning to Beverly and pleadingly asking her to teach him to dance is fun and it is funny when she teaches him tap dancing, Data reveals he is now ready to dance at the wedding! Beverly is aghast and tells him that there won't be any tap dancing at the wedding! He eventually gets it right! The Romulan plot is uncovered and the O'Briens wedding goes without incident and Data dances with the bride. Great to see that life in Star Trek isn't all space battles and aliens. Our own Colm Meaney getting a more integral role in the show was good to see as well.


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