Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 12

The Big Goodbye

Aired Unknown Jan 11, 1988 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • Title
      The title is a combination of the titles of two novels by Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939) and The Long Goodbye (1954). The characters in the holodeck program, however, are based on the cast of the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, based on a book by Dashiell Hammett. The characters of that film provided the stereotypes for criminals and gangsters for an untold number of films, TV shows, cartoons and stories, both good and bad.