Elementary, Dear Data

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42286.3: Doctor Pulaski bets Geordi that Data would be overwhelmed if confronted with an intricate Holmesianmystery he has not yet read or experienced, and when the chief engineer and Data put this to the test, a too-perfect holodeck program almost ensures that not only will Data be beaten, but the Enterprise may be commandeered by Professor Moriarty.

Order the DVDswritten by Brian Alan Lane
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Daniel Davis (Professor Moriarty), Alan Shearman (Inspector Lestrade), Biff Manard (Ruffian), Diz White (Prostitute), Anne Elizabeth Ramsay (Assistant Engineer Clancy), Richard Merson (Pie Man)

Notes: Actor Daniel Davis won the part of a British butler on the series The Nanny largely on the strength of his performance in this episode and its sixth season sequel, Ship In A Bottle. Davis isn’t British at all, but actually hails from Little Rock, Arkansas.

LogBook entry by Earl Green