The Enterprise visits Data's planet, Omicron Theta, to see if they can learn more about his somewhat unknown beginnings. The entire population of the planet died of unknown reasons many years previously with Data being found just around that time. Although they find no one alive, they do find a huge underground complex and, surprisingly, a disassembled version of Data. They re-build him and once activated, he introduces himself as Lor, an earlier and, he claims, a superior version of Data. He claims he was disassembled because he was so human-like that he frightened the local population. In fact, he knows far more than he is letting on and has the ability to call upon a crystalline entity of great destructive power, the very power that destroyed the planet and killed all of its inhabitants. All he has to do is find a way to impersonate Data. Written by
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The line "Shut up Wesley!" spoken by both Doctor Crusher and Captain Picard, has become a popular catchphrase for fans to express frustration with Wesley Crusher. See more
When Data first discovers Lore's body components, he has a very emotional response to this, such as when real humans discover a long-lost relative. See more
Lt. Commander Data
[after discovering the disassembled Lore
Could this be another me? Or possibly my brother?
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Written by Percy French
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