OAD 1/18/1988 This will be an interesting week, as we get introduced to three characters that show up a few more times later in the season. In this episode we get to meet Data's "brother". I started watching this one already; I remember it much more fondly than I should, I think. Perhaps Brent Spiner's poorest acting on the series, especially the beginning. I think it might have been intentional--they probably wanted to separate Data and Lore as much as possible, so while Lore played more the "straight" data that we're used to with an evil twist, Data was turned into a terrible parody of himself. This does open up the opportunity for the sequel episode "Brothers", which I remember as one of my favorites of the entire series. I hope it holds up when we get to it.