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Subj: Re: TNG ep The Most Toys
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 at 03:47:10 pm EDT (Viewed 117 times)
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Data is taken by a collector. Data tells him early on that he has a reference for life. The collector doesn't and ends up vaporizing the woman who helped Data.

Data has the same weapon pointed at the colector who dares him to commit murder. Data has no way of knowing the Enterprise is about to save him and concludes he must pull the trigger.

As he does he is beamed up and the weapon was shut down by transporter after it was shown to be in a state of discharge.

So Data based on all information at hand concludes he has no hope of rescue and he must blast his captor.

That really doesn't seem to me like it would be murder.

The collector abducted him , killed one of his own and made it clear data would have to kill him. Data was essentially fighting for his life.

What do you think?

I always assumed Data made a logical choice to kill Fajo in order to end his little horror show. It would be murder, really, but would the Federation find it justifiable? Since at the time there was really no other way. Once the Enterprise arrives Fajo can be taken into custody and execution is not necessary. Then Data presumably lies about firing the weapon in order to preserve his Starfleet career, another logical choice.

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