History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E24S7E1Descent

15th Sep '16 12:28:58 AM SpideyTerry
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap:
-->'''Troi:''' That's not Data.\\
'''Picard:''' What?\\
'''Lore:''' You should listen to her, Captain. She's way ahead of you.\\
'''Picard:''' Lore!


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* FromBadToWorse: After Lore reveals he's the true mastermind, he shows off his new partner: Data.


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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Much of Part 2 sees Picard, Troi, and Geordi trying to reason with Data and warn him that Lore's manipulating him.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: During the procedure, Geordi tells Data he might not be able to forgive himself for what he's doing. The ending shows he was right.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A recurring theme. This situation is the result of the crew not using Hugh to destroy the Collective as originally planned. Picard gets grief from his superiors for passing up the opportunity, and he acknowledges how he could've spared the Federation from "a mortal threat." Lore even goes as far as to say that his actions were simply cleaning up the crew's mess.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: The crew initially believe that Hugh is responsible for all of this, but it turns out to be Lore.
27th Apr '16 4:48:49 AM JackG
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Lore's control of the Borg resembles a cult leader, or a dictator seizing power after the collapse of the previous regime, when people are drawn to any voice that promises order and security.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: The platonic version from Lore as he's deactivated.


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* EyeLightsOut: Lore's pupils shrink when he's deactivated.


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* WhatTheHellHero: The decision to send Hugh back to the Borg has adverse consequences; Nechayev chews out Picard, while Hugh tells off Riker.
20th Apr '16 3:37:19 PM StarTropes
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* PoisonousCaptive: Crosis helps corrupt Data while in the brig.
8th Apr '16 3:29:25 PM erttheking
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The Borg are acting like individuals, and they're fighting to kill instead of assimilate.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The Borg are acting like individuals, and they're fighting to kill instead of assimilate. Their tactics are noticeably different, with Will noting that fighting them felt more like fighting Klingons than Borg.
** Data as well, as he violently strangles a Borg and slams it into a wall, feeling anger as he did so.
12th Nov '15 4:04:06 AM StarTropes
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The Borg are acting like individuals, and they're fighting to kill instead of assimilate.
12th Nov '15 4:02:38 AM StarTropes
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* CallBack: Crusher breaks out the [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E20Suspicions metaphasic shielding invented by the now-deceased Ferengi]] so that the ''Enterprise'' can survive being near the star.


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* StuffBlowingUp: A solar fusion eruption does very well in this regard.
* WalkDontSwim: Geordi recalls a NoodleIncident where Data sank to the bottom of a lake and had to walk back to shore.
3rd Aug '15 2:19:54 PM LtFedora
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* OrphanedPunchline: How the episode starts, delivered by Stephen Hawking himself.
-->'''Hawking:''' [[AC: ...but then I said, in that frame of reference, the perihelion of Mercury would have precessed in the opposite direction.]]
-->'''Einstein:''' ''[laughing]'' Zat is a great story!
-->'''Data:''' Quite amusing, Dr. Hawking. You see, Sir Isaac, [[DontExplainTheJoke the joke depends on an understanding of the relativistic curvature of space-time. If two non-inertial reference frames are in relative motion-]]
-->'''Newton:''' Do not patronize me, sir! I invented physics!
1st May '15 9:07:29 AM LuciaMoore
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: An in-universe example. The person in charge of programming Albert Einstein's holographic counterpart apparently fell for the anecdotal misconception that Einstein was bad at math, which is quite laughable when you consider he was one of history's most influential physicists. In reality, Einstein was actually an exceptional mathematician. This rumor was actually started while he was still alive, and Einstein even commented on the original article himself.
-->'''Einstein:''' I never failed in mathematics… Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus.
18th Apr '15 9:03:52 PM Ingonyama
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In a holding cell Crusher stabilizes the drone and awakens him under protest; she and Worf get out before he wakes up completely. Picard asks what his designation is; he doesn't HAVE one, but he has a name: Crosis, given to him by the One. The One who will destroy the Federation, says Crosis. Picard is unused to this new individuality and destructive nature exhibited by the Borg, and inquires further about the One, even as Crosis attempts to breach the force field to no avail. Crosis ignores Picard's questions, and instead rattles off the most efficient ways to kill the two species he sees before him. Picard takes another tack, once again assuming the role of Locutus as he did with Hugh and ordering the drone to answer him; Crosis [[NoSell NoSells]]. Picard orders Crusher to do an autopsy on the killed drone while orders Data to do a TechnoBabble to see if Crosis is calling home.

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In a holding cell Crusher stabilizes the drone and awakens him under protest; she and Worf get out before he wakes up completely. Picard asks what his designation is; he doesn't HAVE one, but he has a name: Crosis, given to him by the One. The One who will destroy the Federation, says Crosis. Picard is unused to this new individuality and destructive nature exhibited by the Borg, and inquires further about the One, even as Crosis attempts to breach the force field to no avail. Crosis ignores Picard's questions, and instead rattles off the most efficient ways to kill the two species he sees before him. Picard takes another tack, once again assuming the role of Locutus as he did with Hugh and ordering the drone to answer him; Crosis [[NoSell NoSells]].{{NoSell}}s. Picard orders Crusher to do an autopsy on the killed drone while orders Data to do a TechnoBabble to see if Crosis is calling home.



And they'd better HURRY! Geordi's on an... an articulation frame of some sort, tied in and unmoving. It lifts and tilts upward, and Data's behind it. He callously mimics Picard's voice, giving Geordi false hope of escape, before saying "Too late!" maliciously, adding that Lore's helped him work on his humor. Geordi doesn't think much of it; Data just shrugs. He uses a beam on Geordi's implants, which turns out to be a local anesthetic... Data's apparently going to use Geordi's head as a pin cushion! He [[Squick DOES SO]], calmly explaining he's going to try replacing Geordi's brain with an artificial one. TRY. He's going off of Lore's plan, which doesn't have a good track record as we saw in the last scene; in effect he's going to lobotomize his best friend.

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And they'd better HURRY! Geordi's on an... an articulation frame of some sort, tied in and unmoving. It lifts and tilts upward, and Data's behind it. He callously mimics Picard's voice, giving Geordi false hope of escape, before saying "Too late!" maliciously, adding that Lore's helped him work on his humor. Geordi doesn't think much of it; Data just shrugs. He uses a beam on Geordi's implants, which turns out to be a local anesthetic... Data's apparently going to use Geordi's head as a pin cushion! He [[Squick [[{{Squick}} DOES SO]], calmly explaining he's going to try replacing Geordi's brain with an artificial one. TRY. He's going off of Lore's plan, which doesn't have a good track record as we saw in the last scene; in effect he's going to lobotomize his best friend.



At first Data mechanically rattles off a status report to Lore, but then starts to mention that he's responsible if the humans die, as they came looking for him; Lore notices this, and with an adjustment [[Fingore under his fingernail]], [[ColdBloodedTorture cuts off the flow of emotions]]; Data immediately gasps as though in deep distress, but then Lore gives them back; this is not the behavior of a brother. [[TemptingFate "I just hope this helps]] [[HeelFaceTurn to clarify things for you."]]

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At first Data mechanically rattles off a status report to Lore, but then starts to mention that he's responsible if the humans die, as they came looking for him; Lore notices this, and with an adjustment [[Fingore [[{{Fingore}} under his fingernail]], [[ColdBloodedTorture cuts off the flow of emotions]]; Data immediately gasps as though in deep distress, but then Lore gives them back; this is not the behavior of a brother. [[TemptingFate "I just hope this helps]] [[HeelFaceTurn to clarify things for you."]]



The 'ceremony' turns out to be an ultimatum for Data to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten prove his loyalty to the cause: kill Picard]]. Data raises his weapon as Picard gazes at Data; finally, he lowers it, saying it would be wrong. Lore [[VillainousBreakdown decides to murder his own brother in punishment]]; suddenly, with a BigNo, [[BigDamnHeroes Hugh, Riker and Worf burst in]], stopping what would have been a {{Fratricide}} and taking out several of Lore's drones. Those aligned with Hugh attack their brethren too, while Lore, seething, [[DirtyCoward runs away]]. Data, with a very set expression, gives chase...

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The 'ceremony' turns out to be an ultimatum for Data to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten prove his loyalty to the cause: kill Picard]]. Data raises his weapon as Picard gazes at Data; finally, he lowers it, saying it would be wrong. Lore [[VillainousBreakdown decides to murder his own brother in punishment]]; suddenly, with a BigNo, [[BigDamnHeroes Hugh, Riker and Worf burst in]], stopping what would have been a {{Fratricide}} [[{{Patricide}} Fratricide]] and taking out several of Lore's drones. Those aligned with Hugh attack their brethren too, while Lore, seething, [[DirtyCoward runs away]]. Data, with a very set expression, gives chase...
29th Mar '15 1:15:37 PM Premonition45
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* AndIMustScream: The Borg drones that Lore tried to turn into completely synthetic lifeforms.



* AndIMustScream: The Borg drones that Lore tried to turn into completely synthetic lifeforms.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Lore tries to test Data's loyalty by making him shoot Picard.

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* AndIMustScream: The Borg drones that Lore tried NoodleIncident: Geordi discusses Data trying to turn into completely synthetic lifeforms.
swim, only to sink to the bottom.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: ShootYourMate: Lore tries to test Data's loyalty by making him shoot Picard.
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