Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 3

Elementary, Dear Data

Aired Unknown Dec 05, 1988 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • Sherlock Holmes Stories
      Asked to create a Sherlock Holmes mystery for Data, the computer combines elements from two Holmes mysteries. Jabez Wilson and The Red Headed League are, of course, from The Red Headed League, but the murder method (sending a venomous snake down a bell cord) is from The Speckled Band. The first mystery (the one chosen at random at the beginning) is A Scandal in Bohemia.