I just finished watching TNG: Datalore. When they found Lore's body parts I saw no genitals.

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If Data was built after why would Soong put them on him but not B-4 and Lore? Lore is basically the same as Data so why would he not put them on Lore?

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    I would imagine that they were simply out of of the camera frame. – Valorum Jan 17 '18 at 13:58
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    Or intentionally not put on the "parts" for the shot because network TV. – Zeiss Ikon Jan 17 '18 at 14:02
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    You can't see any genitals cause his pelvis is facing the wrong way. That's his ass there on the bottom right. If he's got a dick, it's on the other side. – Tim Jan 17 '18 at 18:56
  • if lore is indeed dickless the most likely explanation would be that he himself removed it to be edgy and rebellious. – Ummdustry Jan 17 '18 at 20:39
  • Yes. And a vagina. This was the episode originally titled the best of both worlds – 1252748 Jan 18 '18 at 2:47

In-universe, it's not made clear whether Lore does or doesn't have genitalia, but the fact that Lore is confident that he can pass for Data, and the fact that no-one comments on this fairly major anatomical difference when they're discussing Data and Lore's capacities would strongly suggest that Lore is also anatomically correct and in every other way largely identical to Lore save for a few inconsequential differences (removable ears, for example).

Additionally, when we see him disassembled, his groin is facing into the foam padding. It's likely that having his lower half packed this way was an intentional packing choice on the part of Soong, who we know was keen to preserve the modesty of his robots from the other colonists. There are also parts of him, including his right hand, that are out of frame entirely and not seen until later scenes after he's been assembled.

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Out-of-universe, you can't show a penis on Network Television on a prime time show aimed at children.

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