Star Trek Picard: The return of villain Lore – where has he been all these years?

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In “Star Trek Picard” Season 3, the diabolical Lore returns, Data’s nasty twin brother. Once again, the “The Next Century” character is embodied by Brent Spiner. Where has he been all these years?

  • “Star Trek: Picard” comes to a grand finale with Season 3 next spring.
  • Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) will have to deal with an old acquaintance: Lore, Data’s nasty twin.
  • Brent Spiner last played Lore in “The Next Century” (TNG). But how could the deactivated android be brought back to life?

In “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3, Data’s evil twin, Lore, returns. Once again, the android will be played by Brent Spiner and in the new trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” it was revealed that Lore will not be the only “Star Trek” villain for the final season of the sci-fi series.

But as a familiar “Starship Enterprise – The Next Century” character, fans of the “Star Trek” universe are of course especially excited about Lore, who hasn’t been seen since season 7 of TNG. But what happened to him in the meantime and how could he be brought back to life at all?

Star Trek: When was Lore’s last appearance?

Lore’s last episode was the two-parter “Attack of the Borg”. There Lore joins forces with the Borg and becomes the leader of a small group of Borg drones, they had separated from the collective. Lore even recruits Data by luring him with the promise of an emotion chip.

Lore and his Borg drones can be defeated, however, and in the end the rogue android is disabled and taken apart. Where it was stored is not clear. Was he aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-D when it was destroyed in “Star Trek: Meeting of the Generations”? Questions over questions – the only certainty is: Someone has reassembled Lore!

Star Trek: Who reassembled Lore?

Most likely, the new villain, Captain Vadic (Amanda Plummer), reassembled Lore. However, we can’t say for sure. But since Vadic obviously has unfinished business with Picard and wants to harm him, it’s obvious that she’s getting some support.

Star Trek: Why is Lore old? Since when can androids age?

One reason Data was “killed” in “Star Trek: Nemesis” is that actor Brent Spiner ages, while his role as android Data cannot. Now, however, Lore is back and has white hair. Why can the villainous android age?

Again, there is a lack of a clear answer, but there are a few possibilities. At the end of the first “Picard” season, Picard’s mind is downloaded into an android that can age. Possibly, Lore has also received a new body that resembles his old one, but can age.

We will find out on February 16, 2023, when “Star Trek: Picard” Season 3 starts in the streaming program of Paramount+. Until then, we’ll list all the new “Star Trek” releases for you!