Memory Alpha summary
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It is also Next Generation's chance to redo "Datalore" in a more mature form (even though "Datalore" itself was one of the better, which is to say less embarrassing, first season episodes).
And one of several instances where Brent Spiner plays multiple individuals or personalities ("Fistful of Datas," "Masks"), not just Lore but Soong as well (the latter unfortunately depicted in bad old age prosthetics).
The awesome potential for Data to defeat the entire crew is a highlight. Less so the melodramatic circumstances in which Data does so, one of those instances where a perfectly good story is undercut with needless additional drama involving a young boy in dire need of special medical attention that is prevented by Data's family reunion. Deep Space Nine's "Change of Heart" is generally a better example of interrupted priorities.
Mixed bag, but does what it needs to when it counts.
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