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
Did You Know?
Moriarty's line "There are more worlds in the heavens than there are grains of sand on a shoreline" is a paraphrase of Carl Sagan
's famous quote "Those worlds in space are as countless as all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the earth." See more
The transporter console reads "Transport log 721." Instead of reading it, Data asks the computer what is being displayed here. Computer reports that it's transport log 759. Data says "That is the correct log." Seen in the Blu-Ray release. See more
[after Moriarty and the Countess think they've left the Holodeck and the Enterprise
Yes, my love.
Can we go back to Earth... someday?
Of course, my dear... Of course.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more