Data, Lieutenant Commander

Brent Spiner
FINAL RANK:Lieutenant Commander
CURRENT STATUS:Deceased, 2379
PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENT:Operations Management Officer, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E
PLACE OF BIRTH:2 Feb 2338, Omicron Theta
Built by Dr. Noonian Soong, assisted by Juliana O'Donnell-Soong, on the Federation Omicron Theta colony. An android, Data's positronic brain has an ultimate storage capacity of 800 quadrillion bits. His total linear computational speed has been rated at 60 trillion operations per second. His body contains approximately 24.6 kg of tripolymer composites, 11.8 kg of molybdenum-cobalt alloys, 1.3 kg of bioplast sheeting, a cortenide and duranium skull, and a polyalloy spinal support. Being anatomically correct, he is fully functional and programmed with multiple techniques. Data was Noonian Soong's second successful android creation. The first was his "brother" Lore. Both Data and Lore are built in the appearance of Dr. Soong. Lore had to be deactivated and disassembled because the colonists were afraid of him because he was perceived as "cruel and evil." Lore had lured the Crystalline Entity to the colony. The Crystalline Entity destroyed all lifeforms on the planet, even the soil bacteria. Dr. Soong and Juliana fled the colony, but left Data behind.

In 2338, Data was found by the crew of the U.S.S. Tripoli NCC-19386. He subsequently joined Starfleet and attended Starfleet Academy. He has a pet cat, Spot, who gave birth to kittens in 2370.

In 2364, Data and the Enterprise-D crew found Lore, and assembled and activated him. When Lore attempted to take control of the Enterprise-D, Data beamed him into space. (Lore was later picked up by a Pakled ship.)

In 2366 Data created an android offspring named Lal, however the positronic brain became unstable and she died.

In 2367, Dr. Soong activated Data's homing beacon. Dr. Soong was dying and he wanted to install an "emotion chip" which contained memories and programming for emotions. However, Lore also was called back and he stole the chip. In 2369, Lore found a group of dysfunctional Borg and became their leader. He used the emotion chip to deactive Data's ethical program and sent "negative" emotions to Data to manipulate him into joining the Borg. Data was forced to deactivate Lore after the Enterprise crew rebooted Data's ethical program. He removed the emotion chip from Lore and saved it.

In 2371, Data and Geordi La Forge installed Data's emotion chip, which became fused into his neural net due to an overload. He continues in the development and control of emotions. He is now able to activate and deactivate the chip on command.

In 2379, after it was announced that Commander William Riker had accepted a promotion to command the U.S.S. Titan, Captain Picard selected Data to succeed Will Riker as the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E first officer. En route to Betazed, a positronic signal was detected by the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E in the Kolarus system, near the Romulan Neutral Zone. Components of a prototype Soong android, named B-4, was discovered. It was reassembled by the Enterprise crew. It is later discovered that B-4 was planted by the new Romulan Praetor Shinzon as a trap for Captain Picard. Data was subsequently destroyed on the Reman warship Scimitar while preventing the ship from deploying its biogenic weapon.
He has been decorated by Starfleet Command for gallantry, and is the recipient of the Medal of Honor with clusters, the Legion of Honor, and the Star Cross.

2338 Discovered by crew of U.S.S. Tripoli NCC-19386
2341-2345 Attended Starfleet Academy
2346 Posted to U.S.S. Trieste NCC-37124, Ensign
2349 Promoted to Lieutenant, junior grade
2355 Promoted to Lieutenant
2364 Posted to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Operations Officer, Lt. Commander
2365 JAG Phillipa Louvois ruled that Data was a sentient being and not the property of Starfleet
2368 Temporarily commanded the U.S.S. Sutherland NCC-72015 as part of the Federation blockade during the Klingon Civil War.
2371 U.S.S. Enterpise NCC-1701-D was destroyed at Veridian III
2372 Posted to Sovereign-class U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E
2373 Served on the Enterprise NCC-1701-E during Borg Invasion. Killed the Borg Queen by throwing her into plasma coolant.
2375 Temporarily assigned to the Federation-Son'a duck-blind mission on the Ba'ku planet located in Federation space, to study the Bak'u people.
2375 Assisted Captain Picard in preventing the Son'a and Starfleet Admiral Dougherty from destroying the Ba'ku planet while trying to harvest the metaphasic radiation that reverses the aging process.
2379 Selected by Captain Picard to be First Officer of U.S.S. Enterprise after Riker's promotion to Captain.
2379 Discovered a prototype Soong android, B-4, planted as a spy by Reman Praetor Shinzon.
2379 Terminated during an explosion on the Reman warship Scimitar to prevent Praetor Shinzon from deploying the biogenic weapon.