Like many, I LOVED holodeck episodes. As has been mentioned, this is the first. It has to be near my top ten episodes of the show. The rules of the holodeck changed a bit over the course of the series (in other episodes, holographic characters instantly cease to exist if they attempt to leave the grid, whereas in this episode, two villainous holograms walk several yards before GRADUALLY fading out.
Perhaps because the costumes reminded me of "A Piece of the Action", this always felt a bit like an original series episode. FUN TO WATCH