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11 TV Scientists We Love!


Data, (Brent Spiner) Star Trek TNG

Dialogue Sample: Explaining his understanding of friendship: “Our neural pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns.”

Made the List Because: Another one-word wonder, we couldn’t not include Data—his blank-stared-wannabe-human demeanor was the perfect follow up in the Spock slot on TNG, when he could have come across as a knock-off. His deduction and analytical skills are unmatched, and he’s always a delight—see: “Schisms,” the episode in which he reads “Ode to Spot,” the funniest poem about a cat ever written.

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Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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