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
Did You Know?
Both this episode and Young Sherlock Holmes
(1985) have a character say chances/chanced upon, and Holmes and Moriarty in his subsequent TNG appearance in Ship in a Bottle say "my love" to their respective love interests. See more
Moriarty, in his first interaction with the computer, hears it speak in a feminine voice, but thereafter refers to it as "Mister Computer". See more
I'm a civilized abductor, Captain Picard - civilized, but still dangerous.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more