Data was a Soong-type android who served in Starfleet during the 24th century. He served as second officer, operations officer and science officer of the USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, starting in 2364. (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact)

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In 2378, Data was temporarily reassigned to the USS Cedar to investigate and set up a working environment on the radiation-filled, long-abandoned Nikon home world. Before the work could have begun, the Cedar was shot down by starships controlled by Nibbu, the last-surviving Nikon with intents on taking over the Alpha Quadrant. With the help of the USS Phoenix-X, Nibbu was quickly defeated and Data was returned to the Enterprise-E. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Afterdeath")

In 2379, Data was destroyed during the battle against the Scimitar. He was later brought back to life through the efforts of Geordi La Forge and the Daystrom Institute. (Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek Online novel: "The Needs of the Many", Star Trek: The Next Generation novel: "Cold Equations")

The methods and circumstances of Data's return differ from each other in two different timelines (the Online timeline and the Destiny timeline) between The Needs of the Many and Cold Equations.


See alsoEdit

Officers of the starships Enterprise
NCC-1701-D: Picard | W. Riker
Riker | Shelby
Crusher | Pulaski Data | Swenson Data MacDougal | Argyle
Logan | La Forge
Yar | Worf La Forge | Torres | O'Brien
Worf | Solis | Clancy
Crusher | Wallace
Allenby | Gates
Graham | Ro | Monroe
Dern | Jae
NCC-1701-E: Bateson | Picard Riker | Madden | Worf Crusher Data | Elfiki Data | Kadohata La Forge Daniels | Vale | Worf Hawk | Perim | Branson
NX-01 | NX-01 | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701 (alt) | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701-A | NCC-1701-B | NCC-1701-C | NCC-1701-D | NCC-1701-E

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