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
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The J in Jarada is pronounced in the Spanish fashion, something rare, and possibly unique, for a Star Trek alien name. See more
Once the crew members realize that the safety protocols are not functional, Data should immediately use his superhuman speed and strength to disable all the armed men. Even if he were shot with the small-caliber weapons the 1941 characters possess, he would not suffer any major damage. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
And... when I looked down into the street, I actually saw - automobiles!
References The Long Goodbye
Out of Nowhere
by Edward Heyman
and John Green See more