Zombie Redshirt wrote:
... why would he try again knowing it won't work?
How can you assume it won't work again? There were a number of human factors that caused Lal v1.0's failure. Again, creating Lal v2.0 would have a more positive environment than Lal v1.0 had. Like I said in my previous post, Data would receive support and resources from his well-placed and -connection contacts:
- Commander Bruce Maddox
- Vice Admiral Anthony Haftel
- Crew of the Enterprise-D/E
- Lieutenant Reginald Barclay
- and various friends Data has made in the past
Back to the OP. Gastrof probably has the best answer why Data didn't make Lal v2.0:
Juliana Soong saw Lal's photo, found out who the girl in the picture was, and asked Data to promise her he'd never try to create another android ever again.
Why Juliana made such a request still puzzles me? What a shame Data agreed. Because I don't know if I can accept T'Preea's answer.