evil data

So sometimes Brent Spiner plays a lot of roles and it shows how good he is. But the biggest challenge must have been when he plays Lore and “evil” Data.

I mean, it would be easy to play evil Data the same as Lore. Since sort of the whole point of Lore’s character is to be an evil version of Data.

But consistently there’s a noticeable difference. In mannerisms, in the phrasing and so on. Data is still Data, despite being “evil”. That balance must have been tricky to pull off. Go to much into “Evil rage feeling mode” and Data’s indistinguishable from Lore. Too little and it wont be a believable change in Data.

That is good acting.