En route to the medical facility at Starbase 416 to obtain urgent treatment for a child who's been injured, Lt. Commander Data inexplicably hijacks the Enterprise. He transports himself to a planet and finds his creator, Dr. Noonien Soong, alive and well. Data has no recollection of events prior to arriving on the planet. The elderly doctor has activated a homing device in Data as a way of bringing him home. They are both surprised however when Data's brother, Lore, also appears. The Doctor had no idea Lore had been reactivated and the homing signal intended only for Data obviously called Lore home as well. The doctor tells them that he is dying but that doesn't stop the brothers from bickering. The reason the doctor called Data home was to provide him with a new chip to give him emotions. Lore has his own plans however.
Did You Know?
The song which Lore sings to Dr. Soong comes from the poem Abdul Abulbul Amir, written by William Percy French
in 1877. That poem has been frequently misquoted and parodied, and Lore's excerpts are also not accurate to the original text. See more
As Dr. Soong asks Data for the reason why humans are so fascinated with old things, look closely at his right hand. You can see Brent Spiner
's real skin shining through underneath the "old man" gloves. See more
[pretending to be Data
Often Wrong's got a broken heart - Can't even tell his boys apart.
In addition to his regular credit for playing Data, Brent Spiner is listed in the end credits of this episode for his portrayals of Lore and Dr. Soong. See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more