Stardate 46424.1: As the Enterprise is en route to witness the collision of two gaseous planets, Data and Geordi visit the London of Sherlock Holmes, noticing small program anomalies. Barclay checks the holodeck’s programming and unwittingly reactivates a program which had been created and put into storage four years before when Moriarty, in another Holmes program, evolved into Data’s ideal adversary. Moriarty demands to talk to Picard. Unknown to the crew, he has been alive and aware in the computer’s memory the whole time, and he defies the laws of physics by stepping out of the holodeck and roaming the Enterprise. Moriarty asks that a Countess with whom he fell in love in the course of another holodeck program be brought to life to accompany him, but Picard is reluctant, preferring instead to research just how Moriarty has achieved corporeal existence, and to determine whether or not the professor intends to continue his legendary criminal activities. As it turns out, Moriarty is indeed planning on attempting a swindle of an immense scale – but Picard means to see that Moriarty’s scheme is limited to the scale of the holodeck.
written by RenÃƒÂ¨ Echavarria
directed by Alexander Singer
music by Dennis McCarthy
Guest Cast: Dwight Schultz (Lt. Barclay), Daniel Davis (Professor Moriarty), Clement Von Franckenstein (Gentleman), Stephanie Beacham (Countess), Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
LogBook entry by Earl Green