The other day, I woke up with this moment from Star Trek : The Next Generation in my head. (I know : geek. But seriously, I haven’t watched this episode for years, and suddenly I had to track it down.) Data, an android, meets the man who built him and asks “Why did you create me?” The scene itself was acted out by Brent Spiner playing both the “son” and father. I think it’s an excellent performance of an excellent piece of writing relating to one of the most universal human questions.