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The Big Goodbye

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 1

Episode #: 11

Production #: 113

Episode Name: The Big Goodbye

Original Air Date: 01.11.88

 

As Captain Picard, Data, Dr. Crusher and Whalen enjoy a Dixon Hill holodeck program, a scan of the Enterprise causes a malfunction that traps the foursome in 1940’s San Francisco.

 

Cast:

 

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Denise Crosby as Natasha "Tasha" Yar

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Brent Spiner as Data

Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher

 

Guest Cast:

 

Lawrence Tierney as Cyrus Redblock

Harvey Jason as Felix Leech

William Boyett as Lt. Dan Bell

David Selsburg as Whalen

Gary Armagnac as Lt. McNary

 

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan

Written By: Tracy Torme

 

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Brilliant episode.

 

Deserved all the praise it got.

 

Everybody involved excelled in this episode.

 

Superb.

 

"Gold Standard Episode".

 

I give this episode a rating of 5

Edited by The King

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This was a very well written (award winning) episode. It was basically our first real introduction to what the Holodecks could do and the role that they would play in TNG.

 

This is the first episode to ask the question about whether or not holodeck characters might be more then simple illusions. Is it possible for them to have independent thought?

 

TNG would toy with this question in a few episodes and it was also brought up in some of the other series, notably in Voyager with the Doctor and to a degree in DS9 with Vic Fontain.

 

In true franchise fashion we would see Lawrence Tierney (Cyrus Redblock) again on DS9 in "Business as Usual".

 

I give this episode a 5, I highly recommend this episode.

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It was a really great episode. I have to admit, i would have gaven it a 5 but i'm not overtly interested in the 1940's. Of course, it was a great episode and, like VBG said, it really was the a first with holodecks.

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I loved this episode. Seeing the holodecks in action as well as Dixon Hill and his South American friend looking quite good in period costume. An early taste of the greatness yet to come.

 

I would give this episode a 5 if it didn't have another "Wes saves the day" ending. Why Wes was the only one who could fix the holodeck is beyond me.

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I loved it. Although they were the bad guys, I kind of felt sorry for them at the end. I have this on video, I watch the 1st series a lot.

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This episode was great. Data really did steal the scenes with his 1930's New York talk. Data's final monologue at the end made me :laugh:

 

 

***** out of *****

Edited by Gamera

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5 as well. Good acting, good writing. Wes saving the day isn't an annoyance this time, given that his mother's life was at stake in this one. Whalen and Data were great in this one too.

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