Star Trek: The Next Generation


Episode Number15 (1.15)
Production Number116
Original Airdate01-Feb-1988
TeleplayMaurice Hurley and Robert Lewin
DirectorPaul Lynch
Riker and Picard meet Minuet on the holodeck

While docked at Starbase 74 for minor repairs and computer upgrades, the Bynars hijack the evacuated Enterprise to save their own computer-based planet, Bynas. Picard and Riker are trapped in the holodeck with a sophisticated hologram, Minuet.

Guest Cast

Carolyn McCormick (Minuet)
Gene Dynarski (Cmdr. Orfil Quinteros)
Katy Boyer (Zero-One)
Alexandra Johnson (One-Zero)
Iva Lane (Zero-Zero)
Kelli Ann McNally (One-One)
Jack Sheldon (Piano Player)
Abdul Salaam El Razzac (Bass Player)
Ron Brown (Drummer)

  • Troi does not appear in this episode (the fourth time this season).
  • Starbase 74 orbits planet Tarsas III.
  • 11001001 (hex C9) is the Z-80 CPU's machine language opcode for "Unconditional Return."
  • The Bynars upgrade the holodeck systems to produce more realistic holograms.
  • In the holodeck-generated jazz band scenes, Jonathan Frakes put his real trombone skills to use, playing "The Nearness of You" for Minuet.
  • Commander Quinteros was in charge of the Enterprise-D construction at Utopia Planitia.
  • Minuet is seen again in the 4th season episode "Future Imperfect".