Lore (Star Trek)
|Relationships:||Brother of Data and the B-4|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Next Generation|
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You may be looking for the Australian fanzine Lore.
Lore is a recurring character in Star Trek: The Next Generation, played by Brent Spiner. He is a prototype android brother of Starfleet's Lieutenant Commander Data (who serves as second officer cum science officer aboard the USS Enterprise).
Lore was created by Mad Scientist, Dr. Noonien Soong. Lore's emotional programming was very advanced. However, he began displaying signs of emotional instability and malevolence, leading Lore to see himself as superior to the human colonists. He frightened the other colonists, who demanded that Soong deactivate him. Lore later claimed that they saw him as "too perfect", and were envious.
Found in Soong's lab in pieces, Data and Geordi LaForge reconstruct Lore and reawaken him. After an attempt to dupe Data's colleagues, Lore was transported into space and drifted alone for months, until recovered the Pakleds. Lore stole an emotion chip intended for Data and eventually subverted a small collective of Borg. He was again defeated by the Enterprise crew and deactivated by Data.
Doctor Altan Soong, in the streamed series Star Trek: Picard was a male human scientist who lived in the 24th century. Another self-described "mad scientist", he was the son of Noonian Soong, and visually identical to Lore, Data and the B-4. Many fans speculated that Altan, or the gold-skinned female "synth", Sutra, would turn out to be a resurrected and disguised Lore. But this was not to be.
Fanzines focusing on the character include:
- The Body Electric series and its sister zine, The Bawdy Electric (1992-95).
- Continuum #2 (1989) - Lore by Janet Lawn.
- D-Tales (1998) - Android Rights and Wrongs by Eva A. Enblom.
- Data Base v.2.1 (1993) - First Lore by Kate Orman.
- Data Entries #3 (1988) - A Question of Humanity by Jamie Lawson.
- Data Entries #15 (1992) - The Price of His Toys by Lyn Gunn.
- Eridani #16 (1992) - MisQued by Cyndi Bayless Overstreet.
- Grip #30 (1988) - Bored With Lore by Diana Fox.
- Grip #45 (1993) - Lore's Lure by Marjorie Russel.
- Klingons over Kiron III (1991) - The poem by Ian McLean, Lore and Order, has since been reprinted online on the author's blog.
- Lore and Disorder (1996).
- Make It So #12 (1993) - You Lived Among the Colonists?, poem by Christine Carr.
- Make It So #14 (1993) - Lost and Found by Debbie Lee.
- Make It So #18 (1993) - The Positronic Dream Made Flesh by Carol Sterenberg.
- Make It So #19 (1994) - Some Kind of Justic by Carol Sterenberg.
- Reassembly (1997) by Denise Tanaka.
- Sons of Kiron III (1991) - contains the story A Lore Unto Himself.
- Volumes of Forgotten Lore (1992) by Jean Lorrah.
The members of Astrex, a Star Trek club in Australia, were amused when a major character in the then-new Star Trek: The Next Generation was coincidentally named for their long-running newsletter Data. A few years later, members voted to title their new club fiction fanzine... Lore.
A regular feature in Data Entries is Dear Lore, a parody "agony aunt" column, in which Lore answers readers' questions.
A parody Lore Fan Club is featured in issues of Electronic Male.
Other similar newsletters include Electronic Male, with 10 issues.
Fannish Communities and Archives
- Datalore by Seawave (squidge.org)
- Lore Fan Art by Seawave (squidge.org)
- Lore (Star Trek) fanworks on AO3