# Is Data's leg length of eighty-seven point two centimetres based on an actual measurement?

From Star Trek: Insurrection:

DATA: My legs are exactly eighty-seven point two centimetres in length. They were eighty-seven point two centimetres the day I was created. They will be eighty-seven point two centimetres the day I go off line.

I'm curious if anyone involved in production of the movie, including Spiner himself, has ever commented on if an actual leg measurement of Spiner was used to derive this number.

Or was it just a reasonable sounding number they made up for the movie?

• Brent Spiner's legs probably aren't both the same length to the nearest 0.1 cm, and either leg is probably not the same length in the morning as it is in the evening, if you're measuring to the nearest 0.1 cm. Feb 23, 2020 at 14:59
• Agreed. But that doesn't preclude that they used an actual measurement, at some point in time, for the script. I tried to make the question more clear to reflect that Feb 23, 2020 at 15:16