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.
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The title parodies the expression "Elementary, my dear Watson" which was created for movie adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes character. The line does not appear in the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The computer tells the senior staff that the override protocol was initiated under the authority of Lieutenant La Forge. So La Forge has the authority to shut it down, but no such attempt nor its aftermath are shown. Only Data was shown as unable to shutdown the Holodeck. See more
If I destroy these surroundings, this vessel, can you say that it doesn't matter to you? Interesting pun, don't you think? For matter is what I am not.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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