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.
Did You Know?
The Dixon Hill characters are also featured in the licensed novel, A Hard Rain. See more
When Picard, Data, and Lt. Bell open the doors to the running holodeck program, a "modern" police siren is heard. Back in the 1930's, sirens were mechanical in nature, and sounded nothing like what was heard. See more
There's a lady named Bradley waiting in your office. Nice legs.
[Picard looks down on his legs
Not you. Her!
References In a Lonely Place
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more