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
Did You Know?
During the pre-credit sequence, when Data and Wesley Crusher enter the bridge, Data declines the offer to pilot the ship into orbit. There follows a short cut-away showing an unknown crew member leaving the con so that Wesley can sit in the chair she occupied to pilot the craft himself. The crew member is clearly shown behind Wesley starting to proceed up the ramp towards the back of the bridge, yet when the camera switches back to Riker, Data and Picard, the crew member is not shown to walk behind them. See more
Dr. Soong made me perfect in his first attempt. But he made me so completely human, the colonists became envious of me.
Lt. Commander Data
You lived with the colonists?
Until they petitioned Soong to make a more comfortable, less perfect android. In other words, you, Brother.
Abdulla Bulbul Amir
Written by Percy French
Performed by Brent Spiner See more