How is Data in ‘Star Trek: Picard’ if he died in ‘Star Trek: Nemesis?’

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched “Star Trek: Picard” episode 6, The Bounty.  

Even though Spock died saving the Enterprise in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” Star Trek used the restorative powers of the Genesis planet to bring him back. So when Data made a noble sacrifice of his own in “Star Trek: Nemesis,” it wasn’t really a surprise when the door was left open – albeit slightly – for the android’s future return.