Star trek is a big daddy in scifi and its quite posible that many shows owe theire existance to star trek based ideas
A lot of story ideas are recycled in sci-fi. Star Trek might seem original but a lot of it's ideas come from older science-fiction novels. Data is the kind of character that would easily fit into a Philip K. Dick or probably a Isaac Asimov story. With Conspiracy, writer Tracy Torme (yes, the creator of that terrific show Sliders!) could have been inspired either by Invasion of the Body Snatchers or an old tale. He loved retro science-fiction.
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