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“Elementary, Dear Data”

Episode Number29 (2.03)
Production Number129
Season2
Stardate42286.3
Original Airdate05-Dec-1988
TeleplayBrian Alan Lane
DirectorRob Bowman
Dr. Moriarty becomes sentient
Synopsis

Data and Geordi play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the holodeck. The computer creates a powerful foe, Dr. Moriarty, who kidnaps Dr. Pulaski and learns to control the ship.

Guest Cast

Diana Muldaur (Dr. Katherine Pulaski)
Daniel Davis (Dr. James Moriarty)
Alan Shearman (Inspector Lestrade)
Anne Elizabeth Ramsey (Ensign Clancy)
Biff Manard (Ruffian)
Diz White (Prostitute)
Richard Merson (Pie Man)

Notes
  • Professor Moriarty returns to the holodeck in sixth season's "Ship in a Bottle".
  • This is the only episode Data plays Sherlock Holmes, due to a lawsuit from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate.