Martha: Oh this is kinda sad. I’m still watching. I’m just sad.
Martha: Data has found his unassembled brother. I mean he’ll probably end up evil and ruin everything
Cindee: what makes you think that?
Martha: Well I guess cos they’re not gonna go through life with two data’s. So he can’t be nice.
Cindee: Maybe he’s nice but dies
Martha: That’s also sad
Cindee: Oh right
Martha: OMFG. RIKER ASKED IF IT HAD A PENIS.
Cindee leaves Martha and does something more interesting for a while.
Martha: I have many problems with that episode. Let’s double down and watch Angel One
Cindee: Wait you’re watching Angel One already?
Martha: I can pause!
Cindee: So, you were right, Lore is evil
Martha: Yeah, I guess it was to be expected
Cindee: Really his name should have been a dead giveaway. What’s the opposite of fact? Fiction. What’s the opposite of Data? Evil.
Martha: It was sad that Data wanted a brother and he was just mean to him throughout
Cindee: Data has so many damn relatives for a robot though. Like every other episode someone comes along and is like “you might say I’m like your aunt” and then everyone is like YEAH!
Martha: So let me see if I have the story right. Soong created Lore. He was too lifelike. Soong started making Data. Lore called the crystal thing to kill the planet. The farmers took Lore apart and carefully put him away. Soong was happy with this. Soong put data outside with a clock. Because, reasons. Crystal thing turned up and killed people.
Cindee: That is not completely accurate. The problem with Lore wasn’t that he was too lifelike, that’s just what Lore says. The problem was that he was evil!
Martha: Ok, but I still don’t understand who got made when and when did everyone die and how and when
Cindee: No one does really. Data has quite a complicated family for a fucking robot.
Martha: Okay as long as I’m as confused as everyone else
Cindee: I also don’t understand why, in like 2 decades, no one else has gone to this planet to investigate what happened
Martha: The whole episode makes zero sense. Data isn’t interested in the approach to his home world. EVERYONE IS SURPRISED. You guys do realise you have given no shits about where you were going this entire time? You were on the goddamn holodeck last approach Picard!! They bring Lore aboard. They teach him about the ship. They let him have full access to ship files. Crusher scolds data for not trusting his brother. THEN THEYRE ALL ‘I WONDER WHERE DATAS LOYALTIES LIE’ What?! Why do you suddenly not trust the guy you’ve lived with for YEARS but trust the random new one?!
Cindee: Technically, they’ve lived with him for a few months. But ok, It makes zero sense. I thought that the multiple robots and Wesley saving the day would make you happy!
Martha: I did enjoy that but I was frustrated because he was the only one with a half sensible approach! I don’t think I have anything else to say on Datalore
Cindee: Maybe you should skip to season 3 after all . . .
Martha: I have 16 mins left of Angel One. And fuck me it’s a piece of shit so far
Cindee: Yeah . . .