|DATA AND GEORDI ON HOLODECK|
Ship in a Bottle begins with Data and Geordi running a Sherlock Holmes 3A programme which "demonstrates some very curious anomalies" on the Holodeck of USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D. Its funny listening to Data spout on with his lines all learned off by rote, chapter and verse. Just when the killer in about to get nailed in his "Sherlockian Holmes" Holo-adventure - soongs brilliant progeny cocks it all up. Kaazam, the bad guy turns out to be right handed, not left. Something is definitely afoot! You'd better Believe it. The Holodeck's computer is seriously confused.
|GEORDI DATA AND REG|
So now the plot thickens leaving Geordi's Engineering sidekick Reginald Barclay running a level4 diagnostic on anomalistic sequences. Amazingly the computer (voiced by Majel Barett) informs Reg that all files conforms to specified parameters except those contained in protected memory!!! Poor dumb dumb Reg... if only he knew what happened in "Elementary, Dear Data" episode.
|REGINALD BARCLAY UNLOCKS MORIARTY|
What does he do? He unlocks the holodeck sequence imprisoning Sherlock Holmes arch-enemy!!!! The famous adversary James Moriarty (Daniel Davis) presents himself live in the flesh! Moriarty tells Regs hes a real sentient lifeform not a simulation and given the right technology by Captain Picard of course he will leave the Holodeck, which stuns Reg into total denial but he'll find the Captain...
|MORIARTY AND PICARD ON HOLODECK|
So now we know Professor Moriarty is programmed to be as smart as Data, which results in him becoming self aware. The fun begins when Captain Picard enters 221 B bakers street. After pleasantries are exchanged the question remains, what now? Mind over matter. Cogito ergo sum. Brilliant reasoning no?
Moriarty walks out into the Enterprise-D corridor, and doesn't vanish into thin air!!!! How is this possible???
Moriarty: "I think therefore I am."
|PROFESSOR MORIARTY WALKS FREE FROM HOLODECK|
At this point Moriarty's re-programmes the Holodeck and finds a way to motivate the rest of the amazed USS Enterprise bridge crew NCC 1701-D. So on the one hand, the only USS Enterprise-D we know to be true crew walking out of the Holodeck on 221 B Baker Street are: Captain Picard, Commander Data and Reginald Barclay only.
|USS ENTERPRISE -D HELPLESS WHILE GAS PLANETS MERGE|
Meanwhile, two giant gas planets are about to fuse in the Detrian system and the Enterprise-D is stuck powerless. What does this ruthless Moriarty want? Countess Regina Bartholomew (Stephanie Beacham) and freedom to enter into the real world. You bet Riker is motivated to get moving fast!!!
|PICARD, REG AND DATA WATCHING MORIARTY|
The thing is Picard, Data and Barclay are still on the Holodeck!! What would you do to get your ship back from your nemesis? Using a ruse Captain Picard had to trick Moriarty to release control of the USS Enterprise-D.
|COUNTESS REGINA AND MORIARTY THINK OF FREEDOM|
BUT PICARD TRICKED THEM!!
Have you ever heard of Heisenberg Compensators? Uncoupling the transporter engineering thing was genius to fool these two love birds eh? All you need is love? Well long story short it worked.
Professor Moriarty and the Countess Regina flew free to roam the galaxy in their shuttle, ahhh shucks how romantic!!!
|COMMANDER RIKER SEES THEM OFF INTO A NEW HOLOWORLD|
Live Long and Prosper !
Who was first to realise that the tricked USS Enterprise-D crew (Picard, Data and Geordi) were still on the holodeck? Wasn't it cool the way Picard tells the doppelganger Geordi to excuse Data and Picard for a moment?
|WILL THEY EVER FIND OUT THEY'RE EXPLORING A HOLO-UNIVERSE?|