"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Lonely Among Us (TV Episode 1987) Poster


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The immortal Sherlock Holmes would have an interesting view of our mystery, I believe.

Commander William T. Riker: But I'm afraid we're going to have to find our solution... without history's greatest consulting detective.

Lt. Commander Data: [to himself, inaudibly] Holmes...?

Commander William T. Riker: We no longer enslave animals for food purposes.

Badar N'D'D: But we have seen Humans eat meat.

Commander William T. Riker: You've seen something as fresh and tasty as meat, but inorganically materialized, out of patterns used by our transporters.

Badar N'D'D: This is sickening. It's barbaric!

Commander William T. Riker: You're on notice that all of your weapons, no matter what their basic function, are being confiscated. Violence will not be tolerated on the Enterprise.

Badar N'D'D: Of course not. And if any does occur, let me assure you, it will not be we Anticans who start it.

Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Thank you, sir.

[Riker and Yar leave the Anticans' quarters]

Badar N'D'D: But... we will *finish* it.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So, Worf, why the interest in this? It's just routine maintenance on the sensor assemblies.

Lieutenant Worf: Simple, Geordi. Our Captain wants his junior officers to learn, learn, learn.

Lt. Commander Data: A mystery is only a mystery as long as it remains uninvestigated, sir.

Lieutenant Tasha Yar: We can learn something from non-disclosure?

Lt. Commander Data: [smoking pipe] Indubitably, my good woman.

[Yar looks quizzically at Riker]

Commander William T. Riker: It's something the Captain mentioned. Sherlock Holmes. Indubitably, Data has been studying him.

Lt. Commander Data: It's elementary, my dear Riker. Sir.

Ssestar: Sorry. Wrong species.

[after some Selay have caught Riker in a snare]

Badar N'D'D: I admit some of my people are impulsive. And we all have reason to hate the Selay.

Lieutenant Tasha Yar: They appear to have the same feelings about you, sir.

Badar N'D'D: Ah, the nature of politics.

Lieutenant Tasha Yar: The problem is, is that one of the cooks has just been asked to broil reptile for the Anticans - and it looks like the Selay delegate.

Lt. Commander Data: [quoting Sherlock Holmes] We must fall back on the old axiom, that when other contingencies fail, whatever remains, however improbable... must be the truth.

[Dr. Crusher suspects Picard to be under the influence of an alien entity]

Doctor Beverly Crusher: Please - are you Jean-Luc?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: He is here.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: The Jean-Luc I know?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And more.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: The 'more' frightens me.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And elates us. We wish you could understand the glorious adventure ahead.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: You and...?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Soon we'll both be home.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [confused] What the devil am I doing here?

Commander William T. Riker: Sounds like our Captain.

[after Picard has been beamed back out of the nebula]

Lt. Commander Data: I believe the Captain is now his separate self, sir. Much of what happened is naturally missing.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What're you talking about, Data? Is this still Sherlock Holmes?

Lt. Commander Data: Indubitably, sir. Indubitably.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hmm. Well, at least you got rid of the damned pipe.

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