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  • Funny Moments: Data just being... Data in The Buried Age. That is, Data pre-character development. And Picard's first meeting with him.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The "night people" sub-plot in Well of Souls becomes considerably more meaningful and fascinating when a reader recalls a certain key speech in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — A Stitch in Time, which the subplot is in large part based on.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • Picard standing up for Data after first meeting him in The Buried Age.
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    • The goodbye scene between Picard and Ariel in The Buried Age
    • Also from The Buried Age, Data and Ariel's friendship, where she's one of the very first people to try and make friends with him.
    • The added context to Picard and Janeway's relationship, where she was one of Picard's crew in the investigation that discovers Ariel, to the point where he ends up being disappointed he can't tap her for a later crew because she's serving on one of her canonical assignments. Gives an extra layer of warmth and friendship to their interaction in Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Tear Jerker: As usual, anything involving the Vulcan/Romulan sundering, particularly in Catalyst of Sorrows:
    "Was the silence absolute, or did their ships sometimes...pass in the night? And if, when Romulus and Earth were at war and the Vulcans hung their heads and said "we don't know who these people are", was it at least partly true?"
    • The death of Hadlo, and also that of Bennek in Day of the Vipers. The former in particular:
    "Oralius! Prophets! My love is for you both!"


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