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114) 2023 Data and Spot *UPDATED*

Here is our first sneak peek of the 2023 Star Trek ornaments. We have seen The Next Generation ornament base used one other time on the 2017 Picard and Data ornament.

2023 Data and Spot

Things just got real…

This ornament features SOUND! Press a button to hear Data’s poetic tribute to his beloved pet, “Ode to Spot.”

-Kevin Dilmore

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

-Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Schisms”, Season 6, Episode 5