When the Enterprise arrives a few days early at its rendezvous point to meet the USS Victory, the crew have a bit of leisure time on their hands. For Data and Geordi Laforge, it means a trip to the holodeck and 221B Baker St. With Data in the role of Holmes and Laforge as Dr. Watson, they take on a challenge from Dr. Pulaski that Data couldn't solve a genuine mystery. Data has a bit of time adjusting to a real mystery - as opposed to one for which he knows the outcome. In giving the holodeck computer its instructions however, Geordi's specifications for an opponent results in a far superior creation than expected putting them and the entire ship in danger. Written by
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Picard utters the word "merde", the French for "shit". As it was said in a foreign language, it passed the TV censors. Merde is sometimes euphemistically translated as "damn" in subtitles. See more
When La Forge is theorizing on the murder victim's demise, the police inspector squats down, resting his right hand on his right knee. But in the next shot, his right arm is on his right knee. See more
[describing the Enterprise
A great monstrous shape, on which I am like a fly stuck on a turtle's back, adrift in a great emptiness.
Referenced in Trekkies 2
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more