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Omicron Theta was a planet in the Omicron Theta system. The planet had two moons. In the early 24th century, an Earth colony, the Omicron Theta colony, was established on this planet. Although uninhabited in the 24th century, evidence of ancient habitation has been discovered by archaeologists.
This was the planet on which Dr. Noonian Soong and his wife Juliana perfected the positronic brain and successfully created a series of Soong-type androids including Data and Lore. (TNG: "Datalore", "Silicon Avatar", "Inheritance")
In 2338, both the planet and the Earth colony were devastated by the Crystalline Entity. A distress call was sent from the planet before all life on it was eradicated; the USS Tripoli was the only starship to respond but arrived too late, discovering a lifeless world. However, the Tripoli crew discovered the deactivated Soong-type android Data and reactivated him.
Along with finding the planet to be devoid of life and discovering Data, the Tripoli crew found what they believed were "dormant" plants. An analysis by an away team from the USS Enterprise-D determined that there was no soil bacteria. They also ascertained that Omicron Theta's plants were dead and not dormant. (TNG: "Datalore")
Background Information Edit
Andrew Probert illustrated a handful of drawings to show how the set for Dr. Soong's lab might look. However, at least one of these concept artworks was labeled "Kiron III," the original name used for the planet. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 12, p. 49) (The planet's moniker was also Kiron III in the novelization of "Encounter at Farpoint"). In the script for "Datalore", the planet was identified as Data's Planet. Omicron Theta was the name of the system, not the planet.  This changed in "Silicon Avatar" when the planet, for the first time, was canonically identified as Omicron Theta. According to the script for this episode, the planet's name was pronounced "ohm-ih-kron THAY-tah"