The Enterprise is sent on a diplomatic mission where Captain Picard has to master a very difficult language and deliver a welcome address faultlessly or face the end of any hope of establishing relations. Stressed and tired from his efforts, he decides to take Counselor Troi's advice and spend some time on the holodeck. He chooses his favorite program, that where he plays a private detective named Dixon Hill in 1940's San Francisco. Accompanied by the ship's historian, Dr. Crusher and Data they live out the wonderful world created for them in the holodeck but when they are scanned by aliens, it causes a malfunction that traps them there. Not only that, but the safety mechanisms malfunction as well leading to one of the participating crewmen being seriously injured. With the clock ticking away, time is growing short for Picard to make his address to their hosts. Written by
Did You Know?
One of the headlines Captain Picard reads from the holodeck generated newspaper is "DiMaggio streak reaches 37." According to the Baseball Almanac, Joe DiMaggio
reached that number on June 25, 1941. See more
When at the police station with Dr. Crusher, a water cooler is seen in the background. Atop the water cooler is a molded plastic bottle. Water bottles in 1941 were glass, not molded plastic. See more
Hey, it's Dix. How's tricks?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Hm? Oh, she's fine.
References The Big Sleep
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more