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
Data shows Crusher his hidden on/off switch, located on his right rib cage. But when Lore re-activates him later, he pushes a button hidden on Data's left side. 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.
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (You Say 'Tomato', I say 'Tomato')
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Brent Spiner See more