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Proposal to Edit the Character's Status to 'Alive' Edit

Considering that Data has been seen in the most recent trailer for Star Trek: Picard, which takes place after his death in Insurrection, I propose that his status should be altered to reflect this. However, as we don't know how Data was revived yet - though B-4 is assumed - I should like advice as to whether I should make this edit now, or wait until PIC debuts in 2020. Indeed, it is possible that the trailer is deceptive. --Corvyn11 (talk) 20:16, July 22, 2019 (UTC)Corvyn11

No, do not edit the page now. - Archduk3 00:33, July 23, 2019 (UTC)
We don't know that he was revived at all; it appears in the trailer that he might be wearing a First Contact-style uniform, which would suggest a flashback. He also calls Picard 'captain' and not the admiral he is said to be in the show. In any event, we put nothing in the article until it appears on screen. 31dot (talk) 01:35, July 23, 2019 (UTC)

Very well, will wait--Corvyn11 (talk) 09:47, July 23, 2019 (UTC)Corvyn11

Academy Dates Edit

The service record section states that Data entered the Academy in 2341, but the chronology section says 2344. 41 was an on screen graphic in Conundrum and 44 is spoken dialogue in the extended Blu Ray edition of Measure of a Man. I believe spoken dialogue trumps on screen visuals (of course Data said he graduated in 78 in the pilot), should all references be changed to 44? The article shouldn't contradict itself at least. Cryptic47 (talk) 04:41, February 3, 2020 (UTC)

Spoken dialog doesn't have to take precedence, and since this is all over the place, it shouldn't based on just that alone. Our timeline uses 2341-2345 for his time in the academy, so beyond the dialog references, which don't even agree with each other, is there another reason to think those are wrong? - Archduk3 05:10, February 3, 2020 (UTC)

Why wouldn't spoken dialogue, particularly when restored footage is canonized recently by the Okudas, trump small text on a computer screen that most people wouldn't notice especially back in the SD days? The 78 reference is easily ignored because it was the first episode and they didn't have things figured out yet. Regardless, you didn't acknowledge the fact that the article contradicts itself. The service record section says 41 and the chronology section says 44, the chronology section of Data's article. Cryptic47 (talk) 09:43, February 3, 2020 (UTC)

Proposal to create a separate article for "Data (simulation)" Edit

Given that the Data in the simulation does himself state that he is built from a copy of Data's memories up to the moment when he tries to copy his memories into B4, does it not make sense to create a separate article for the version of Data seen in the PIC finale? There is already a precedent, considering the existence of a separate article for Jean-Luc Picard (golem). BigRockCola (talk) 22:17, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Personally, I'd agree with you. However, there's even a discussion about that article being merged with the article about Jean-Luc Picard. It's interesting new ground for Memory Alpha. There's a rather lengthy discussion about it here. I do, however see your point and would agree with you. Roger Murtaugh (talk) 22:30, March 28, 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, thank you, Roger. Let's let the discussion on the Picard's talk page resolve, and see if that will settle this as well before we open up another potential can of worms. --TimPendragon (talk) 22:39, March 28, 2020 (UTC)
You're welcome. Yeah, it did seem like the logical step, as it's essentially the same discussion. Roger Murtaugh (talk) 23:22, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Xon Edit

I have removed the following, which has lacked a citation for some time:

  • The second source was the aborted 1978 series Star Trek: Phase II, as Data's desire to understand Humans and their emotions corresponded to that of the Vulcan character Xon.

There are a number of sources to support other inspirations (e.g. Questor Tapes, Spock), but I'm not aware of any that suggest Xon was an inspiration. Feel free to re-add if a source can be found.--Cleanse ( talk ) 02:28, April 2, 2020 (UTC)

Re-added with citation. --Side Rat (talk) 04:55, April 2, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! I don't have that book. :-) --Cleanse ( talk ) 05:23, April 2, 2020 (UTC)

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