By EW Staff
Updated July 19, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Winner of the Week: Brent Spiner

Winner of the Week: Brent Spiner

The Data man not only draws big laughs as a loony scientist in Independence Day, he also amuses as a buttoned-down scientist flabbergasted by John Travolta in Phenomenon.

Loser of the Week: Patrick Stewart

The music was ominous. An enormous spaceship loomed. Nerves quickened. And then Manhattan moviegoers breathlessly awaiting Independence Day booed as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard appeared in a trailer for Star Trek: First Contact.