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: ''"Dr. Soong's penchant for whimsical names seems to have no end."''
 
: ''"Dr. Soong's penchant for whimsical names seems to have no end."''
   
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[[Image:B-4.jpg|thumb|B-4 sits with [[Spot]], Data's pet cat]]
'''B-4''' (played by [[Brent Spiner]]) was a [[prototype]] [[android]] constructed by [[Doctor ]][[Noonien Soong]] on [[Omicron Theta]] in the [[2330s]]. Although B-4 was identical to [[Data]] and [[Lore]], the two final androids built, B-4 was not equipped with a [[positronic brain]] as sophisticated as those of his brothers.
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'''B-4''' was a [[prototype]] [[android]] constructed by [[Doctor]] [[Noonien Soong]] on [[Omicron Theta]] in the [[2330s]]. Although B-4 was physically identical to both [[Data]] and [[Lore]], the two final androids built, B-4 was not equipped with a [[positronic brain]] as sophisticated as those of his brothers.
   
The existence of B-4 was not known to [[Starfleet]] until [[2379]], when the disassembled pieces of the android were found by the crew of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)|USS ''Enterprise''-E]] on [[Kolarus III]]. The pieces had been planted there by [[Shinzon]] as part of an elaborate scheme to lure [[Jean-Luc Picard]] to [[Romulus]]. B-4 was also used as an unwitting spy; he was equipped with a second memory port that contained subversive programming that caused him to download vital data about the positions of all [[Federation]] [[starship]]s and their coded [[communications]] frequencies.
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The existence of B-4 was not known to [[Starfleet]] until [[2379]], when the disassembled pieces of the android were found by the crew of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)|USS ''Enterprise''-E]] on [[Kolarus III]]. The pieces had been planted there by [[Shinzon]] as part of an elaborate scheme to lure [[Jean-Luc Picard]] to [[Romulus]]. B-4 was also used as an unwitting spy; he was equipped with a second memory port that contained subversive programming that compelled him to download vital data about the positions of all [[Federation]] [[starship]]s and their coded [[communications]] frequencies.
   
Although he recognized B-4's limitations, Data wished to give his brother the opportunity to expand his capabilities, much in the same way that he himself had in years past. Towards that end, Data willingly copied all of his memories to B-4, hoping that the added experiences would help B-4 to expand beyond his original programming. However, soon afterward, B-4 had to be deactivated because of the danger he posed to the ''Enterprise'' crew, thanks to Shinzon's tampering.
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Although he recognized B-4's limitations, Data wished to give his brother the opportunity to expand his capabilities, much in the same way that he himself had in years past. Towards that end, Data willingly copied all of his memories to B-4, hoping that the added experiences would help B-4 to expand beyond his original programming. However, soon afterward, B-4 had to be deactivated because of the danger he posed to the ''Enterprise'' crew, as a result of Shinzon's tampering.
   
A short time later, Data was killed while destroying the ''[[Scimitar]]''; he had voluntarily sacrificed himself to save his crewmates. B-4 was reactivated, and although some of Data's memories began to surface, his future was uncertain. (''[[Star Trek: Nemesis]]'')
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A short time later, Data was killed while destroying the ''[[Scimitar]]''; having voluntarily sacrificed himself to save his crewmates. B-4 was reactivated, and although some of Data's memories began to surface, his future was uncertain. (''[[Star Trek: Nemesis]]'')
   
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: ''B-4 was played by actor [[Brent Spiner]].''
 
: ''In the original ''Star Trek: Nemesis'' script, the android B-4 ("before") was named '''B-9''' ("benign").''
 
: ''In the original ''Star Trek: Nemesis'' script, the android B-4 ("before") was named '''B-9''' ("benign").''
   
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Revision as of 17:42, November 23, 2005

"Dr. Soong's penchant for whimsical names seems to have no end."
B-4

B-4 sits with Spot, Data's pet cat

B-4 was a prototype android constructed by Doctor Noonien Soong on Omicron Theta in the 2330s. Although B-4 was physically identical to both Data and Lore, the two final androids built, B-4 was not equipped with a positronic brain as sophisticated as those of his brothers.

The existence of B-4 was not known to Starfleet until 2379, when the disassembled pieces of the android were found by the crew of the USS Enterprise-E on Kolarus III. The pieces had been planted there by Shinzon as part of an elaborate scheme to lure Jean-Luc Picard to Romulus. B-4 was also used as an unwitting spy; he was equipped with a second memory port that contained subversive programming that compelled him to download vital data about the positions of all Federation starships and their coded communications frequencies.

Although he recognized B-4's limitations, Data wished to give his brother the opportunity to expand his capabilities, much in the same way that he himself had in years past. Towards that end, Data willingly copied all of his memories to B-4, hoping that the added experiences would help B-4 to expand beyond his original programming. However, soon afterward, B-4 had to be deactivated because of the danger he posed to the Enterprise crew, as a result of Shinzon's tampering.

A short time later, Data was killed while destroying the Scimitar; having voluntarily sacrificed himself to save his crewmates. B-4 was reactivated, and although some of Data's memories began to surface, his future was uncertain. (Star Trek: Nemesis)

B-4 was played by actor Brent Spiner.
In the original Star Trek: Nemesis script, the android B-4 ("before") was named B-9 ("benign").
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