And then around 6:30 I was like what the fuck am I doing this is my chance to see it ON THE BIG SCREEN.
So I walked – at some points ran, with my TNG comm badge thumping against my chest – to the theater to catch the last showing.
Worth it. Totally worth it.
But recently I learned that the TNG novels solved this problem by having Data come back without sacrificing B-4, so that they both get to live! So Right now I'm reading the novel where Data comes back, The Persistence of Memory by David Mack. There's some stuff I don't get because I haven't read any other TNG novels (besides Imzadi), but it's mostly understandable, and I've found it pretty enjoyable so far. Near the beginning of the book there's a thrilling chase sequence that really had me eagerly turning pages!
I'm in the middle of re-watching DS9, but I might have to watch some of my favorite Data episodes from TNG. Back in the day I went through a huge Data phase, but over the years my focus shifted to other characters, like Jadzia Dax. Maybe it's time to revisit my favorite android!
OH, and also, I've decided I absolutely must attend Star Trek Las Vegas next year. I've never been in all my years of being a Trekkie ... I gotta make it this time!