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 title is a compilation of two characters' names, Data and his "brother' Lore. See more
At the beginning of the episode, Picard announces the stardate as 41242.4. After the opening credits, Riker uses a stardate of 4124.5, leaving out a digit. See more
Lt. Commander Data
[after discovering the disassembled Lore
Could this be another me? Or possibly my brother?
Abdulla Bulbul Amir
Written by Percy French
Performed by Brent Spiner See more