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The Big Goodbye
Stardate 41997.7
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 12 (1.12)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Patrick Stewart   IMDB   Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes   IMDB   Commander William T. Riker
Levar Burton   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby   IMDB   Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Worf
Gates McFadden   IMDB   Commander Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis   IMDB   Lt. Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner   IMDB   Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton   IMDB   Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Tierney   IMDB   Cyrus Redblock
Harvey Jason   IMDB   Felix Leech
William Boyett   IMDB   Lieutenant Dan Bell
David Selburg   IMDB   Whalen
Gary Armagnal   IMDB   Lieutenant McNary
Mike Genovese   IMDB   Desk Sergeant
Dick Miller   IMDB   Vendor
Carolyn Allport   IMDB   Jessica Bradley
Rhonda Aldrich   IMDB   Security
Erik Cord   IMDB   Thug
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
Joseph L. Scanlan   IMDB
Author:
Tracy Tormé   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TNG LaserDisc Volume 06
DVD   ST:TNG DVD 1.3
VHS   ST:TNG VHS 1.4
Teaser
The Next Generation Teaser #012: The Big Goodbye

The U.S.S. Enterprise must pass through the system Korona, which is inhabited by the Jarada, an insect-like race that demands a precise greeting from the Captain of any ship wishing to enter their territory.
Synopsis
Taking a break from the difficult greeting preparations, Captain Picard visits 1941 San Francisco in the fabricated environment of the holodeck. He is soon joined by Data, Dr. Crusher and Whalen, the ship's historian. But when the holodeck malfunctions, the four crew members are trapped in a 20th century murder adventure in which Whalen is killed and Picard, Data and Crusher are held at gunpoint by gangsters.

While Wesley struggles to repair the holodeck and get the kidnapped crew back to the ship, the Jarada threaten to prevent the U.S.S. Enterprise from traveling through their quadrant unless they are greeted by the Captain... in one hour!

As Wesley's repairs near completion, the passageway back to the starship begins to materialize. Picard tricks two of the three criminals into entering the passageway, where their fabricated images instantly dematerialize in a real environment. After a brief skirmish with Picard, the third criminal is felled by Data. Upon returning safely to the ship, Picard successfully executes the Jaradan greeting, allowing the U.S.S. Enterprise to pass through without incident.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 13 Dec 2002 14:06:05
The first of countless Holodeck themed episodes. Well it was sort of interesting at the time, but the "Holodeck malfunction show" has been done much better since in the other sesons. The mobsters are shallow and irritating.

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