They tried to kill Data as soon as he discovered the holoship...
This is where it falls apart for me. Who in the hell is dumb enough to hide a spaceship with transporters in a fucking lake?
The whole set up of the film is so stupid it literally enrages me to think about it. It saddens me that this piece of shit was Michael Piller's Trek swan song.
"I tell you what you all need, you need to take a thirteenth step, down off your high horse." - Hank Hill, King of the Hill