The Morning GIF: “Star Trek” fractal

Data meets Wesley crusher again and again (and again).


Lorraine Murphy


Published Jan 4, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:18 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

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Data vs. Wesley Crusher.

Ours is a spiral galaxy, and this may be the most perfect representation of a geek’s view of our  cosmos: opposites attracting and repulsing one another, on and on into infinity. Wesley Crusher, one of the least popular characters in science-fiction history, a whiny teacher’s pet masquerading as a teen heart-throb; Data, a seemingly emotionless android with a hidden heart of gold. Partners and antagonists forever, locked in a fractal embrace vanishing into infinity.

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*First Published: Jan 4, 2013, 9:16 am CST