My husband recently discovered a lively discussion, on another site, about the myriad inconsistencies in Data's character over the years. I thought his response might amuse you, so I reproduce it here:
While I ponder, weak and weary
The inconsistent Data theory
Trying to poop an answer I would sign.
Could an arrow bust him up, er
A phaser make him late for supper
This easily damaged form of his so fine.
Would the viewers be a-crapping
Should our hero come a-tapping
Tap, tap, tapping on Seven of Nine?
Quoth the 'scientist', I resign.
Jumping in a hole, first season
Then in movies for some reason
Exhibiting a confidence he surely shouldn't feel.
Machine guns raise and start to chatter
But his guts refuse to scatter
Saying only 'Greetings' with much zeal.
Such confusion is a-hatching
Are or aren't his ears detaching
Doth the shiny skin and eyeballs peal?
Quoth the 'scientist', This aint real.