[TNG] Season 2, Episode 3 (Netflix: S2 E3): Elementary, Dear Data
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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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
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
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
He can call the arch!
Moriarty steals Pulaski and leaves an obvious trail for Data to follow
Moriarty just wants to know what’s going on
Moriarty has taken control of the holodeck!
Moriarty also drew Enterprise! He isn’t supposed to know about that!
They go and tell a grown-up
- Pulaski and Moriarty seem to get along alright
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
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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