Diagnosing anomalies in the recreative Sherlock Holmes hologram game programs, Lieutenant Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III discovers protected memory contains the arch-villain character professor James Moriarty, who has become self-conscious and demands fulfillment of a recent promise by the crew that they would think up a way for him to leave the holodeck . To Picard's astonishment, Moriarty proves empirically his will suffices to leave the Holodeck, he even retains a physical body. Picard grants him the benefit of the doubt despite his crimes in fiction, but refuses to grant life to the countess Barthalomew, who was created as his ideal but holographic mate. Moriarty manages to seize control of the Enterprise to force the crew to obey anyhow at pain of total destruction. That still leaves the technological challenge, but Data's logical deduction comes up with an entirely different viewpoint, inspiring another challenge and approach... Written by
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The most difficult part of the show allegedly was casting the part of Countess Regina. Director Alexander Singer
noted: "It was difficult because we needed someone who could pull off an English accent, had a regal appearance, and looked sexy in Victorian clothes. When I saw Stephanie Beacham
I said that's it. End of story." See more
In the first scene, when La Forge tells the computer to "freeze program", the fire in the hearth keeps burning and flickering. See more
You know... you know what you are?
A holodeck character? A fictional man? Yes, yes, I know all about your marvelous inventions. I was created as a plaything, so that your Commander Data could masquerade as Sherlock Holmes. But they made me too well, and I became more than a character in a story. I became self-aware. I... am alive.
That's not possible.
But here I am.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more