Why do we find Data sexy? I mean, who among us hasn't ruminated on the scene that must have followed his statement to Lt. Yar, "I am fully functional in every regard"?



So what's up with that? There's no question that Brent Spiner is delightfully talented, but that's not the whole cause of the Data fascination. He's intelligent, but I can't really see getting jiggy with my Pentium. (It is artificial intelligence, after all.)



My best guess would be innocence. It necessitates a gentleness and sincerity too often lacking in our real-life interactions. Data's a Nice Guy...



...who can discuss quantum physics, which is what does it for me.

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