Re: Into Darkness and the novelverse [SPOILERS]
Ok, I couldn't remember for sure how much they recognized him before hand.
Perhaps some of the inconsistencies there come from Data's backstory changing after the series started?
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)