Re: The rankings aren't showing up for me
Yeah, Picard programming that into Data's head was a bit hard to swallow. Forget figuring out how to encode the message into his head: how does he know how to send a binary message at all? It's not Morse code (where poking the circuitry with a nail might make sense).
I started on another point here but had no idea how to express it. Something about the 19th- and 24th-centuries' timelines passages of time being in sync so it actually was time-critical for Picard to come back. If that makes no sense, forget it.