I don't know exactly why this is.... I've been able to more or less suspend disbelief with most things Star Trek: the warp speed and time warps and transporters and such. But, as much as I really do enjoy TNG, I found the addition of the Holodeck to be a complete bust. A cop-out, actually. A silly, completely unbelievable means of allowing characters to break away from the confines of the ship proper in order to engage in Earth-ly location stories (the Sherlock Holmes episode was one of the worst offenders). Think of it: if you could create "matter from energy" in this way (as Picard and crew have so blithely explained the mechanisms of the deck), you would never want to leave! Your every desire would materialize. Who needs "real" reality when you can dream up and program your own "fake reality" that is every bit as tangible as anything else in life? After all, reality is only what you believe to be real, and the holodeck images on the Enterprise are nothing if not three-dimensional, interactive dopplegangers. I don't know - I just intensely dislike all the holodeck episodes. I can actually (almost) buy into a food processor that materializes whatever you want to eat in seconds, but this holodeck goes too far for me. Anyone else?