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.
Did You Know?
Data's quarters are seen for the first time in this episode. The design changes significantly in later episodes. 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
[the Enterprise is attacked by the Crystalline Entity
[acting as Data
Captain, let me talk to it.
You didn't say you could do that.
[the Crystalline Entity is hitting the ship again
Affirmative, talk to it!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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