When the Enterprise arrives a few days early at its rendezvous point to meet the USS Victory, the crew have a bit of leisure time on their hands. For Data and Geordi Laforge, it means a trip to the holodeck and 221B Baker St. With Data in the role of Holmes and Laforge as Dr. Watson, they take on a challenge from Dr. Pulaski that Data couldn't solve a genuine mystery. Data has a bit of time adjusting to a real mystery - as opposed to one for which he knows the outcome. In giving the holodeck computer its instructions however, Geordi's specifications for an opponent results in a far superior creation than expected putting them and the entire ship in danger.
Did You Know?
Moriarty's use of the phrase "that dark fellow" in reference to Geordi/Watson is the only reference to a human's race or skin color ever made on TNG. See more
Nobody at the Bridge crew's hostage-situation meeting ever suggests the possibility of using the transporter to get Doctor Pulaski out of the Holodeck. Since a rogue AI program was commandeering the ship, this might not have worked, but it should have at least been considered. See more
My mind is crowded with images, thoughts I do not understand, yet cannot purge; they plague me. You and your associate look and act so oddly. Yet though I have never met nor seen the like of either of you, I am familiar with you both; it's very confusing. I have felt new realities at the edge of my consciousness readying to break through. Surely, Holmes, if that's who you truly are, you of all people can appreciate what I mean.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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