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Is Data from Star Trek able to swim?

According to this conversation between Data and LaForge -- from the TNG episode, "Descent, Part II" -- no, he can't. LAFORGE: You know, Data, I've been thinking about some of the times we'...
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Why is Reginald Barclay the only one to see the weird shapes in the transporter?

Barclay didn't see anything unusual during his initial transport to the USS Yosemite. The first time he saw one of the quasi-energy microbes in the matter stream was during his return trip back to the ...
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Is Data from Star Trek able to swim?

In the TNG Novel Metamorphosis, Data becomes (temporarily) human and does indeed learn how to swim, a requirement for all humanoid Starfleet officers. "You'll see," she said. "May I ...
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