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Spot (Star Trek)

In the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Spot is Data's pet cat. His attempts to train the cat were comical as it would never listen. Although Data could not feel love for Spot (prior to the events of Star Trek: Generations), he did care for it well.

An interesting fact is that Data created several hundred different food supplements for Spot. Another is that a genetic disease once caused Spot to mutate into a reptile (in the Season 7 episode Genesis).

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. These inconsistencies are more likely cases of bad continuity than some science-fiction plot.

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