[TNG] Elementary, Dear Data

[TNG] Season 2, Episode 3 (Netflix: S2 E3): Elementary, Dear Data

Elementary, Dear Data

Rating: 3

Normally we don’t care for general holodeck shenanigans, but this episode managed to make it more about Data’s limits, and it turned into an interesting take on the nature of the holodeck. Later in Trek this subject will be beaten to death by Voyager.

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Notes:

Geordi built a model ship and took it into work with him

Geordi built a model ship and took it into work with him because he isn’t a nerd at all and has lots of non-robot friends.

If you didn't guess from the title, this episode is about Data pretending to be Sherlock Holmes

If you didn’t guess from the title, this episode is about Data pretending to be Sherlock Holmes

Geordi doesn't like playing with Data because he knows the outcome of all of the Holmes mysteries

Geordi doesn’t like playing with Data because he knows the outcome of all the Holmes mysteries

Pulaski double dog dares Data to try a mystery where he doesn't know what happens

Pulaski double-dog dares Data to try a mystery where he doesn’t know what happens

They give it another go, but it's just a combination of two existing Holmes mysteries. She says Data has vast knowledge but lacks the imagination and inspiration that made the Holmes character.

They give it another go, but it’s just a combination of two existing Holmes mysteries. Pulaski says Data has vast knowledge but lacks the imagination and inspiration that made the Holmes character.

Geordi tells the computer to seriously make it really hard. He asks it to create an adversary that can beat Data

Geordi tells the computer to seriously make it really hard. He asks it to create an adversary that can beat Data

Cue Moriarty

Cue Moriarty

He can call the arch!

He can call the arch!

Moriarty steals Pulaski and leaves an obvious trail for Data to follow

Moriarty steals Pulaski and leaves an obvious trail for Data to follow

Moriarty wants know know what's going on

Moriarty just wants to know what’s going on

Moriarty has taken control of the holodeck!

Moriarty has taken control of the holodeck!

Moriarty also drew Enterprise! He isn't supposed to know about that

Moriarty also drew Enterprise! He isn’t supposed to know about that!

They go an tell a grown-up

They go and tell a grown-up

Pulaski and Moriarty seem to get along alright
Pulaski and Moriarty seem to get along alright
Moriarty wants to know more! He draws Enterprise on his chalk board and labels it figure 1. He draws no other figures

Moriarty draws Enterprise on his chalk board and labels it figure 1. He draws no other figures

Picard's goin in! Worf actually isn't going in but he just wanted to get dressed up

Picard’s goin in! Worf actually isn’t going in but he just wanted to get dressed up

It's cool how Picard explains a holodeck. He convinces Moriarty to give back control of the holodeck. Picard promises to save his program for another episode

It’s cool how Picard explains a holodeck. He convinces Moriarty to give back control of the holodeck. Picard promises to save his program for another episode.

 

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  • Violet

    “They go and tell a grown-up.” LOL! These reviews never fail to make me laugh.

  • anon

    This is, I think, the funniest review I’ve read so far.