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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At the begining of the episode when Geordi shows Data the model of the sailing ship Victory, the flags displayed on the model seem to be nonsensical. The flags read P0M P3K P3M P3X UJC K0P P (the next two flags aren't in the international code) UPX XK PU. It seems as though the flags were chosen based on how they looked, and not by what they mean. See more
Data, as Holmes, takes Whittaker's Almanac off the shelve and returns it backwards, pages facing out, instead of the title. Data does everything as precisely as possible, so he would have put the book back correctly. See more
Commander William T. Riker
[to Worf, who is dressed in a 19th-century suit
You'd be a big hit in London.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more