Sign in to follow this  

Hollow Pursuits

What rating would you give Hollow Pursuits?  

7 members have voted

  1. 1. What rating would you give Hollow Pursuits?

    • 5. It?s great, I loved it!
    • 4. It?s good.
    • 3. It?s average.
    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

Recommended Posts

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 3

Episode #: 21

Production #: 169

Episode Name: Hollow Pursuits

Original Air Date: 04.30.90


Reginald Barclay is a shy, awkward man with low self-esteem and a screw-up. When the stress is too much, he retreats to the solace of the holodeck and its various fantasy worlds of his creation. With the help of Geordi and Deanna, Reg faces his addiction to the holodeck and helps save the ship after a number of mysterious events occur.


Although his name had been said in previous episodes, this was the first appearance of Reg Barclay.


Dwight Schultz (Reg Barclay) reprised this role in The Nth Degree, Realm of Fear, Ship in a Bottle and Genesis. He also portrayed Reg Barclay in seven episodes of Voyager as well as in Star Trek: First Contact. Dwight Schultz' first claim to fame was in the 1980's series The A-Team in which he portrayed Howlin' Mad Murdock.




Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

Brent Spiner as Data

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher


Guest Cast:


Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien

Dwight Schultz as Reginald Barclay

Charley Lang as Duffy


Director: Cliff Bole

Written By: Sally Caves


Related Items:

Correllium fever



Nahmi IV

graviton inverted circuit

transporter test article


Zhukov, U.S.S.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This episode introduces Reg Barclay, who was actually a likable guy, albeit socially awkward. The issue of "holo-addiction" was addressed here, which seems to be a reasonable danger from using the holodeck. It's understandable that a person can get lost in a fictional fanatasy world, especially an introvert like Barclay, particularly when they have access to such technology.


A thoughtful episode.


Rating = 3

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I Gave TNG Eps a 4-5 was a decent story and it did introduce Reg Barclay.



:P B) :laugh: :blink:

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I gave it a 5. Loved the Three Musketeers holosuite program (the costuming was fabulous), and Reg Barclay is one of my all-time favorite characters. :laugh:

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I gave it a four. I felt sooooo bad for Barclay when Picard accidentally calls him "Mr. Broccoli."


And the look Data gives that captain after that is priceless.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this