When I learned that Brent Spiner co-wrote Star Trek: NEMESIS and saw the enemy ship blow up with Data still on it, it dawned on me that he came up with that himself because I read somewheres else that he felt he outgrown his Data role. Then when trying to find the novel version of this movie, I happen to find the book about the movie in the making and then I stumbled upon the part where it talked about Data's destruction and then I learned that Spiner DID write that himself! How come Brent Spiner wasn't interested in playing Data? Because he was older? In that case, I wonder why he went on to reprise his role in "These Are the Voyages..."? Well... it was just a voice-over role. My guess is probably that Spiner didn't feel like going through that makeup stuff. If Spiner didn't want to play Data anymore, and that was supposed to be the final film, then I don't see the point in destroying Data? Just a thought.