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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Hollow Pursuits (TV Episode 1990) Poster

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Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Computer - end program. Erase all programs filed under Reginald Barclay.

[he prepares to leave the holodeck but stops once more]

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: ...except program IX.

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[Barclay has assured there would be no power shortage on the ship during an investigation of the power systems]

Capt. Picard: Good. I look forward to your report, Mr. Broccoli.

[long, frozen pause]

Capt. Picard: ...Barclay.

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Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Being afraid all of the time, of forgetting somebody's name, not, not knowing... what to do with your hands. I mean, I, I am the guy who writes down things to remember to say when there's a party. And then, when he finally gets there, he winds up alone, in the corner, trying to look comfortable examining a potted plant.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You're just shy, Barclay.

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Just shy... Sounds like nothing serious - doesn't it? You can't know.

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[Riker, Troi and La Forge are looking for Barclay in his holo-fantasy]

Commander William T. Riker: You want us to search through all this to find him?

Counselor Deanna Troi: It could provide us with valuable information about what's troubling him. You know, there's nothing wrong with a healthy fantasy life, as long as you don't let it take over.

Commander William T. Riker: You call this healthy?

Counselor Deanna Troi: You're taking it so seriously. It's not without its element of humor.

[they come across another, Troi look-alike character]

Holo-Troi: I am the Goddess of Empathy. Cast off your inhibitions and embrace love, truth, joy...

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Oh - my - God.

Holo-Troi: Discard your façades, and reveal your true being to me.

Counselor Deanna Troi: [indignantly] Computer, discontinue...

Commander William T. Riker: Computer, belay that order!

Commander William T. Riker: [to Troi] We want to get more insight into what's been troubling this poor man, remember?

Commander William T. Riker: [to La Forge] Quite a healthy fantasy life - wouldn't you say?

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [agreeing] Mm.

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Counselor Deanna Troi: [to her holographic look-alike] Muzzle it!

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Lt. Commander Data: Pardon me - but why is Lieutenant Barclay being referred to clandestinely as a vegetable?

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[in one of Barclay's holo-adventures, Riker, La Forge and Troi encounter a smaller version of Riker dressed as a musketeer]

Holo-Riker: Am I late? Did I miss the fight?

Holo-Riker: [sees Riker] En garde!... You, sir... you have a familiar bearing. Is it possible our swords have crossed somewhere before?

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[after O'Brien has demonstrated to La Forge a transporter malfunction]

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Glad I don't have anywhere to go.

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Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Glad you were with us out here in the real world today, Mr. Barclay.

[after Barclay's input has prevented a warp engine failure]

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Holo-Picard: Sir! You have no sense of fair play!

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Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: [of his holo-fantasies] You know, the people that I create in there are m... more real to me than anyone I meet out here. Except... maybe you, Commander.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I need you out here, Reg - now more than ever.

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Holo-Data: Your sword, sir.

Commander William T. Riker: I don't have a sword.

Holo-La Forge: How do you expect to fight without your sword, sir?

Commander William T. Riker: I don't expect to fight.

Holo-Picard: Ha! Do I detect a streak of yellow along the good fellow's back?

[the three "musketeers" roar with laughter]

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Counselor Deanna Troi: I know this is difficult for you. Is there anything I can do to make you more comfortable?

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: No.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Have you ever been to a counselor before?

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Yes. No.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Which one?

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Yes, but she, it wasn't. It wasn't really a counselor.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Most people find a counselor intimidating at first. It's okay if you feel that way toward me.

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Not at all.

Counselor Deanna Troi: Now, lean back, close your eyes.

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Why?

Counselor Deanna Troi: I want to make you more comfortable.

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: You do?

Counselor Deanna Troi: Yes.

[She dims the lights and sits next to him]

Counselor Deanna Troi: It's okay. Close your eyes.

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: What are you going to do?

Counselor Deanna Troi: Just listen to the sound of my voice. Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and let it out through your mouth just as slowly. That's better, isn't it?

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: [standing up] Much better. Oh, yes. Oh, yes, that's, that's much better. That is extremely helpful. Thank you for your time.

Counselor Deanna Troi: But...

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Really. That's very helpful. In through the nose, out through the mouth. I'm going to practice that and I'll let you know. Thank you again.

[He rushes out of the room]

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