- For other uses, see Dixon.
- See Hill for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.
History and specifics
Jean-Luc Picard was fascinated by the "two-fisted gumshoe" from an early age. Following the upgrade of the Enterprise-D holodecks in 2364, he was able to play the character of Dixon Hill, in stories set in San Francisco, California, circa 1941. (TNG episodes: "The Big Goodbye", "Clues"; TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact)
Many copies of the Dixon Hill adventures were lost in the Eugenics Wars. In the years that followed, librarians were noted to discover 'new' editions of the novels which had been either mislabeled or stored in obscure archives. Jean-Luc Picard instructed his ship's computer to alert him whenever such works had been found and added into the Federation database. (TNG novel: Infiltrator)
In 2368, the Enterprise's holodecks received a systems upgrade and with it a new Dixon Hill adventure, which Picard saved under "Picard Dixon Hill Seven". The upgrades included new smells. Picard invited William T. Riker, Data and Beverly Crusher to test-run it for him, but they were interrupted by the arrival of The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. (TNG - Assimilation² comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2")