Los Angeles - "The guy was a natural," former Paramount producer Waldo Malfoldo recounts in his memoirs**, "except he freaked out most of the cast as way too creepy even by Lore's standards.
"As Patrick Stewart pointed out, the part of Lore had been created as a highly sophisticated, envious, self-serving clever-clogs with a secret evil agenda - so not much actual acting would have been needed if Casting had given Cameron the nod.
"Stewart also said - ok, maybe somewhat tongue-in-cheek - that the guy should audition for the part of Q - the omnipotent antagonist from the Q Continuum, on account of his massive ego and stuff.
"In the end Brent Spiner got the Lore role along with that of Commander Data so the show didn't completely traumatise the 7 to 14 year olds of its audience."
** Make It So, Number One by Waldo Malfoldo, price $25, Bel Air Press