Full record for holodeck n.

Definition a computer controlled artificial physical environment (Star Trek)
OED requirements antedating 1987
Earliest cite David Gerrold, "Encounter at Farpoint"
Comment Jeff Wolfe submitted a 1987 cite from David Gerrold's "Encounter at Farpoint".
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for holodeck n.

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1987 D. Gerrold Encounter at Farpoint 106 This is great‥. I've never seen a holodeck this big.
1987 D. Gerrold Encounter at Farpoint 105 It was too late for classes to be in session, and he thought he might find other teenagers somewhere on the recreation or holodecks.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor Epilogue 253 ‘It's like we're on another world,’ Gretna said, turning to take in the entire holodeck illusion. ‘And you could make images of people as well?’
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor vii. 134 The outlines of the council chamber wavered, and suddenly Marcus was standing in the Centurion 's holodeck chamber.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor v. 98 It would take a long time to explain the workings of the holodeck.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor Epilogue 252 ‘I'm afraid I still don't understand how they got the doubles to sound and behave just like real people.’‘They're not doubles. The holodeck is run by a sophisticated computer program, which they—Marcus and Sejanus—simply told what to do.’ The turbolift doors opened, and Riker led Gretna down the corridor to the holodeck entrance. ‘Now‥what you'll first see is a completely empty room—but whatever you want to make real in there, you can. Anything is possible in this room. Anything.’
1992 SFRA Rev. July–Aug.–Sept. 38 The ‘holodeck’ of Star Trek fame is popularizing the concept.
1992 P. David Imzadi vi. 46 Every so often, when I was feeling frivolous, I'd put it on and romp around the holodeck.
1994 Sci Fi Entertainment Aug. 12/1 It's easy to marvel at the fantasy potential of the Star Trek: The Next Generation's holodeck.
1994 Sci Fi Entertainment Aug. 16/2 Don't let those guys into my holodeck!
1995 Extrapolation Spring 56 They are private moral lessons to be pondered in the isolation of the Holodeck.
1995 Sci Fi Entertainment Feb. 8/2 In this article, you said that Doc Zimmerman would appear only on the holodeck, because he is a hologram.
1996 D.W. Smith & K.K. Rusch Klingon xvii. 160 I'll talk to Geordi about the possibility of turning Gowron's story into a holodeck program to train Federation personnel.
1998 W. Shatner et al. Spectre ii. 27 Head out on a holodeck adventure.
1999 N. Spinrad Greenhouse Summer (2000) i. 8 ‘The Gardens of Allah will fulfill the great dream of your illustrious namesake, Sheik Al Fawzi, if not exactly in the manner he intended, and with a little creative financing, at a price you can easily afford,’ he burbled as Monique booted up the holodeck and loaded the chip.
2002 Cult Times Dec. 58/3 At least this was preferable to scientifically stupid nonsense like the ‘de-evolving’ crew in Genesis , or the sentient holodeck of Emergence.
2005 Dreamwatch Feb. 74/2 The season's most successful hours include the gripping Janeway showcase Counterpart, the glorious holodeck romp Bride of Chaotica, the tense season finale Equinox, the fund time-travel tale Relativity, the oh-so-clever Course: Oblivion, the good-but-not-great City on the Edge of Forever rip-off Timeless, and the epic-but-predictable Borg bonanza Dark Frontier.