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Encyclopedia > Spot (Star Trek)
Spot
Spot as seen in "In Theory"
Species: Felis domesticus
Home planet: Earth
Posting: Enterprise-D
Position: Data's pet

In the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Spot is Data's pet cat and a recurring character. Spot is not actually spotted. Spot appears in several episodes during TNG's last four seasons, first appearing in "Data's Day". Spot also appears in Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: Nemesis. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In Theory is an episode of the fourth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Trinomial name Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small domesticated carnivorous mammal. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (or Enterprise-D, to distinguish it from prior starships with the same name) is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. ... Data,[1] portrayed by Brent Spiner, is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... It has been suggested that Residential pets be merged into this article or section. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Data,[1] portrayed by Brent Spiner, is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... It has been suggested that Residential pets be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... Spot can refer to: Look up spot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Datas Day is a fourth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Star Trek: Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994, see also 1994 in film) is the seventh feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek Nemesis (Paramount Pictures, 2002; see also 2002 in film) is the tenth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


Three cats have played the role of Spot[citation needed].

Contents

Overview

Spot originally appears as a male Somali cat, but later appears as a female orange tabby house cat,[1] eventually giving birth to kittens (TNG: "Genesis"). The authors of the Star Trek Encyclopedia jokingly speculate that these inconsistencies can be explained by the idea that Spot is a shape-shifter or victim of a transporter accident (depending on which edition of the Encyclopedia one reads). The Somali is a long-haired abyssinian. ... Kitten at six weeks. ... Spoiler warning: After a short time off the Enterprise, Captain Picard and Data return to find the ship adrift, and the crew de-evolved. ... The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ... Shapeshifting, transformation or transmogrification refers to a change in the form or shape of a person. ...


Data creates several hundred food supplements for Spot and composes "Ode to Spot" in the cat's honor (TNG: "Schisms"). (The poem was actually written by Clay Dale, the visual effects artist.) A computer error later causes some of the ship's food replicators to create only Spot's supplements and replaces portions of a play with the ode's text (TNG: "A Fistful of Datas"). Schisms is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation from the sixth season. ... A Fistful of Datas is a sixth-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


In (TNG: "Genesis") the morphogenetic virus "Barclay protomorphosis syndrome" temporarily mutates Spot into an iguana-like reptile. Spoiler warning: After a short time off the Enterprise, Captain Picard and Data return to find the ship adrift, and the crew de-evolved. ... Species Lesser Antillean Iguana, Green Iguana, Although Iguana can refer to other members of the lizard family Iguanidae, this article concerns members of the genus Iguana. ...


Spot is notoriously unfriendly to most people other than Data. Commander William Riker once received serious scratches from Spot (TNG: "Timescape"). Geordi La Forge borrowed her to experience taking care of a cat, but she ate some of his shoes and damaged his furniture (TNG: "Force of Nature"). When Data asked Worf to take care of Spot, Worf proved to be allergic to her and sneezed in her face, angering her (TNG: "Phantasms"). However, she did get along with Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, thus when Data had to leave on a mission at the same time Spot's kittens were due, he persuaded Barclay to take care of her (TNG: "Genesis"). Commander is a commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Captain William Thomas Will Riker is a Star Trek character, played by Jonathan Frakes. ... “Timescape” is an episode from the sixth season of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Geordi La Forge is a regular character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by LeVar Burton. ... Force of Nature is a seventh season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, first broadcast on November 15, 1993. ... Worf (Klingon: worIv) is a Klingon Starfleet officer in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Phantasms is a seventh-season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. ... Lieutenant is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Lieutenant Reginald Endicott Barclay III is a recurring character in the Star Trek fictional universe, created by Sally Caves and played by Dwight Schultz. ... Spoiler warning: After a short time off the Enterprise, Captain Picard and Data return to find the ship adrift, and the crew de-evolved. ...


See also

Porthos is a fictional dog in the Star Trek: Enterprise universe. ...

References

  1. ^ Okuda, Michael; Okuda, Denise [1994]. "S", The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Debbie Mirek, Pocket Books, 460. ISBN 0671536095. 

Michael Okuda is an graphic designer who is best known for his work on Star Trek. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Spot (Star Trek) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (350 words)
In the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Spot is Data's pet cat and a recurring character.
The authors of the Star Trek Encyclopedia jokingly propose that these inconsistencies can be explained by the idea that Spot is a shape-shifter or victim of a transporter accident (depending on which edition of the Encyclopedia one reads).
Spot article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki.
Spot (Star Trek): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com (180 words)
Although Data could not feel love for Spot (prior to the events of Star Trek: Generations), he did care for it well.
Spot originally appeared as a Somali cat, but he later became a normal house cat.
Spot also changed sex from male to female, giving birth to kittens in Genesis.
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