Picard indulging in one of his favorite film noir crime stories? Check. Data and some random dude named “Whalen” crashing his psuedo-date with Dr. Crusher? Check. The first time we hear about the “safeties” in the holideck going haywire? Check.
This episode is a fun one, and actually creates the mold that many Next Gen (and Voyager) episodes will follow. Here’s our preview of next week’s show – where we discuss “The Big Goodbye”!