The first episode where the holodeck is explored, really explored, is where Picard is playing a detective and a mobster comes by and shoots a member of the crew. Picard is shocked that the person is wounded and they attempt to get him back to Sick Bay.
I can understand having a mode to turn off 'safety', for training purposes, but instead of having one holodeck with safety on/off, they ought to have divided the holodeck in two places so that the mode will not be toggled, or left the holodeck being completely safe for recreation and had some other method for training purposes, a different type of room.
Voyager confused me in the season I saw, they used dynamite from the holodeck to blow holes in the ship... my brain began hurting at that point. At the very least, the ship should have an auto lockout that the ship cannot take any damage from the holodeck. There should also be a lot more safety protocols and procedures in dealing with the holodeck. There should be records of said room going haywire and causing problems on other ships, let alone prior experience with mishappenings.
Oh well. Thinking about it too much hurts the brain. I'm almost through season two. Just finished Q Who, I really enjoyed the introduction of the Borg and Q's acting was fantastic. I just wish the Q and Borg episodes were not so far and inbetween, contrary to what I said earlier. Kind of like the Dalek mania, these are the episodes I most look forward to and now I've got a 17 episode buffer to the next Q episode and a 30 something to the next Borg one.
I'm not saying the inbetween are dull or anything, it's just not as exciting. Part of the appeal to Q and Borg is that they form arcs of sorts which the rest of the series does not. I'm not too bothered about spaced arcs, but having mini arcs in between certainly would help.
Tis why I liked old who. Each serial was equivalent to a mini arc giving more time for idea development and to work material. Not so much character development unless the writers wanted it. Also, a bit more consistency with characters because there are fewer writers. Worf goes from being really calm and tactical to brute emotions, Data goes from being cold and more robotic, to very human from episode to episode, etc. This is not exactly bad, the range, but definitely inconsistent.
A good Who exampled would be Sarah Jane's introduction in Pertwee's final season to her time with Tom Baker. Starting with Robot was a distinct change in personality that she kept until the end of her run with Tom. I'd have to check to see if the writers changed, but more likely it was the influence of the changing of the producer and lead actor that led to a redefining of her role. She changed again in the introduction of the Sarah Jane Adventures, definitely due to new writers. The biggest change though, was the writers causing her knowledge and experience to be dwarfed so that the kids could shine. I'd have rathered that the kids be shown to be exceptional, perhaps a tad less relatable to the audience by telemarketer standards, by having them constantly studying and reading books, over her past reports. An episode could even begin with them discovering something amiss in one of her reports and have a follow up on it. This would have them rise to meet her level rather than her lowering to meet theirs. My example is extending too far, you guys get the point.
Si-Fy and Fantasy, that is where my heart lies. To Doctor Who and its 18 years of brilliance, still waiting on the 50 yr anniversary!