This page needs to be disambiguated to accomodate the Vian Lal from "The Empath", however, I am not sure to go the route of the Star Trek Omnipedia and call it "Lal (TOS)" and "Lal (TNG)" or the alternate Lal (Vian) and Lal?? Thoughts? --Gvsualan 05:16, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)

There seem to be quite a few links to the Lal android article using just Lal; I think we should just leave this article where it is and insert an "you may also be looking for..." notice at the top of the page to disambiguate to Lal (Vian). -- SmokeDetector47 // talk 05:54, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
In MA/de we were originally also going with a disambguation. But because Lal is much more known than Lal (Vian) we decided to create a disambiguation type II that means with de:Lal staying as the main entry and a header pointing to de:Lal (Vianer). (As already done with Phlox and Kes) -- Kobi - (Talk) 09:10, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Cascade failureEdit

I don't agree that Lal's cascade failure was a cause of her feeling emotions, but I think that was rather a consequence. -- 20:29, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

"Android" issue (moved from article) Edit

There seems to be an issue as to whether Lal should be called an android. For some reason, it is being "discussed" in the article, rather than on the talk page. I am moving the discussion here:

  • Lal is not an android in the strictest sense of the word. The term "Android" is used to describe a robotic construct made to resemble a Human male. Lal, then, would be a Gynoid, a robot made to resemble a Human female. Of course, her original appearance was rather androgynous, so it is uncertain which term would apply at that point.
  • Actually the Greek term 'Andros' can mean 'man' in the sense of mankind or our species - human. Whilst it may seem sexist in the political arena, these days, Lal belongs to mankind and is an android. A Gynoid - if anything - is a contrived term, based on a poor understanding of the unisexual term, to denote a specifically female android.

It should probably be settled here before going back to the article. --OuroborosCobra 02:27, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Whether or not male or female, Lal is an android. Juliana Tainer was female and was never referred to as a gynoid. The same rule applies to Lal. Besides, the term gynoid is sexist. Sexism has been overcome in the 24th century. Are my arguments correct? SPQR (talk) 19:10, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, although the above issue hasn't been commented on since 2006. 31dot (talk) 20:29, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

Peer review Edit

I think this article might eventually be a good candidate for a featured character article. If anyone can help, I've been adding section headings and quotes. I've tried to make it focus on her and not sound like an episode recap. --LauraCC (talk) 16:56, March 9, 2017 (UTC)

Human male actorEdit

An unnamed user has identified the performer who played the holographic "Human male" iteration of Lal as Andy Wiley. Can this be confirmed somehow? I always get the impression that these unidentified folks who pop in to change one little thing and then leave do so because either they know the person or they are the person. Really wish they wouldn't do that without explaining on what basis they made the change. --LauraCC (talk) 20:24, August 15, 2017 (UTC)

As many times before, the only source seems to be IMDb. Tom (talk) 19:11, August 21, 2017 (UTC)

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