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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: I Borg (#5.23)" (1992)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: If we can get to the root command, we can introduce an invasive programming sequence through its biochip system, and then return it to the hive.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The Borg are so interconnected it would act like a virus.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Which would infect the entire Collective. We could disable their neural network at a stroke.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Infect it? You make it sound as if it's a disease.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Quite right, Doctor. If all goes well, a terminal one.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: If this works the way I think it will, once the invasive program starts spreading, it'll only be a matter of months before the Borg suffer total systems failure.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Comments?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: A question. What exactly is "total systems failure"?
Lt. Commander Data: The Borg are extremely computer-dependent. A systems failure will destroy them.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I just think we should be clear about that. We're talking about annihilating an entire race.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Which under most circumstances would be unconscionable. But as I see it, the Borg leave us with little choice.
Commander William T. Riker: I agree. We're at war.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: There's been no formal declaration of war.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Not from us, but certainly from them. They've attacked us at every encounter.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: They've declared war on our way of life. We're to be assimilated.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: But even in war, there are rules. You don't kill civilians indiscriminately.
Commander William T. Riker: There are no civilians among the Borg.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Think of them as a single collective being. There's no one Borg who is more an individual than your arm or your leg.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: How convenient.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your point, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: When I look at my patient, I don't see a collective consciousness, I don't see a hive. I see a living, breathing boy who has been hurt and who needs our help. And we're talking about sending him back to his people as an instrument of destruction.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It comes down to this: we're faced with an enemy who are determined to destroy us, and we have no hope of negotiating a peace. Unless that changes, we're justified in doing anything we can to survive.

[La Forge has provided the Borg with an energy supplying device]
Third of Five: Why do you do this?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm just a nice guy at heart. You feeling better?
Third of Five: You are not Borg.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: That's right. And I hope to stay that way.
Third of Five: You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: That's gratitude for you.

Third of Five: You will be assimilated.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yes, but before that happens, could we ask you a few questions?

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I've been rationing his portions of energy. I think he understands. When he cooperates, he gets fed, if not...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Like a rat in a cage.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Part of what we do is learn more about other species.
Third of Five: We assimilate species. Then we know everything about them.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. I know.

Third of Five: We... are Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Just look around, pal. You're hardly in a position to make any demands.
Third of Five: We must return to the Collective.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Who's "we"?
Third of Five: We... are Borg.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah, but... there's only one of you. Do you have a name? A means of identification?
Third of Five: Third of Five.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [understanding] There were five on your ship. Is that it, just a number?
Third of Five: Third of Five.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Does kinda suit you.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: We don't have designations, we have names. I'm Beverly. This is Geordi.
Third of Five: Do I have a name?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Do you want one?
Third of Five: A name.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm Beverly, he's Geordi, and you...
Third of Five: You.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: You...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, no, wait a minute - that's it: Hugh! What do you think?
Third of Five: 'You'?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, not 'you'. 'Hugh'.
Third of Five: 'Hugh'.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Okay. Now, I'm Beverly.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm Geordi.
Third of Five: We are Hugh.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Think of it this way: every time you talk about yourself, you use the word 'we': 'we want this', 'we want that'. You don't even know how to think of yourself as a single individual. You don't say '*I* want this', or '*I* am Hugh'. We - are all - separate - individuals. *I* am Geordi. *I* choose what I want to do with my life. *I* make decisions for myself. For somebody like me, losing that sense of individuality is almost worse than dying.

Third of Five: Are you ever... lonely?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sometimes. But that's why we have friends.
Third of Five: Friends?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sure. Someone you can talk to. Who will be with you when you're lonely. Someone... someone who makes you feel better.
Third of Five: Like Geordi - and Hugh.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [about Hugh] He's nothing like what I expected.
Guinan: How so?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I don't know, it's... it's like he's just... some kid who is far away from home.
Guinan: Do you know that you are the second person today to refer to that Borg as though it was some sort of lost child?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Anyway, I'm having second thoughts about what we're doing here. I mean, programming him like some sort of walking bomb, sending him back to destroy the others.
Guinan: Let me tell you something. When that kid's big brothers come looking for him, they're not gonna stop till they find him. And then they're gonna come looking for us. And they will destroy us. And they will not do any of the soul-searching that you are apparently doing right now.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Then why don't you go and talk to him? It might not be so clear cut then.
Guinan: Because I wouldn't have anything to say.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [sighs] Then why don't you just listen? That is what you do best, isn't it?

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Captain - I have to admit I've been having second thoughts about this plan.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: In what way?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well...
[sighs]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I've been getting to know him - the Borg.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I see.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: He's not what I expected, Captain. He's got feelings. He's homesick. I don't know, it... it just doesn't seem right using him this way.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Centuries ago, when laboratory animals were used for experiments, scientists would sometimes become attached to the creatures. This would be a problem if the experiment involved killing them. I would suggest that you unattach yourself from the Borg, Mr. La Forge.

[last lines]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, I guess this is it, huh? So long, Hugh.
Third of Five: Goodbye, Geordi. I will try to remember you.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Booby Trap (#3.6)" (1989)
[La Forge inquires Guinan on her views about men]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: As a woman, what's the first thing you look at?
Guinan: His head.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: His mind, of course.
Guinan: No - his head. I'm attracted to bald men.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Seriously?
Guinan: Seriously.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Why?
Guinan: Maybe because a bald man was kind to me once, when I was hurting. Took care of me.
[arguably alluding to the events in 'Time's Arrow']

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I just don't get it, Guinan. I can field-strip a fusion reactor; I can realign a power transfer tunnel. Why can't I make anything work with a woman like Christy? It's like... I don't know what to do. I don't know what to say.
Guinan: You're doing fine with me.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You're different.
Guinan: No, *you're* different.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But I'm not trying now.
Guinan: That's my point.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [after being denied access to Leah Brahms's personal files] Great! Another woman who won't get personal with me on the holodeck.

Dr. Leah Brahms: I am not used to having people question my judgment.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And I'm not used to dying.

[La Forge has suggested an alternative way to get out of the energy trap instead of letting the computer fly the ship]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Have you analyzed the risk factor?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The numbers say it's even money. It's no better than turning it over to the computer, but no worse either. But I say forget the numbers! There's no way the computer can compensate for the human factor, the, the intuition, the experience.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And the wish to stay alive.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [to holographic Leah Brahms] Don't go away. I mean, er... computer, save program.

Commander William T. Riker: Mr. La Forge, we need warp power now!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Matter-antimatter mixture ratio settings... at optimum balance. Reaction sequence... corresponding to specified norms. Magnetic plasma transfer to warp field generators per program specs. Commander, we should be going like a bat out of hell!

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You know, I've always thought that technology could solve almost any problem. It enhances the quality of our lives, lets us travel across the galaxy - even gave me my vision. But sometimes, you just have to turn it all off. Even the gypsy violins.
Dr. Leah Brahms: Violins?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Different program.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Leah, do you like Italian food?
Dr. Leah Brahms: Like it? Wait 'til I make you my fungilli.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics (#6.4)" (1992)
Commander William T. Riker: Could someone survive inside a transporter buffer for 75 years?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I know a way to find out.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Look, Mr. Scott, I'd love to explain everything to you, but the Captain wants this spectrographic analysis done by 1300 hours.
[La Forge goes back to work; Scotty follows slowly]
Scotty: Do you mind a little advice? Starfleet captains are like children. They want everything right now and they want it their way. But the secret is to give them only what they need, not what they want.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah, well, I told the Captain I'd have this analysis done in an hour.
Scotty: How long will it really take?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: An hour!
Scotty: Oh, you didn't tell him how long it would *really* take, did ya?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, of course I did.
Scotty: Oh, laddie. You've got a lot to learn if you want people to think of you as a miracle worker.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I need to get down to Engineering and begin that analysis.
Scotty: Engineering? I thought you'd never ask!

[La Forge and Scotty are trying to get the Jenolan up and running]
Scotty: [muttering] Bunch of old, useless garbage!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Huh?
Scotty: I say it's old, Mr. La Forge. It can't handle the interface of your power converter. This equipment was designed for a different era. Now it's just a piece of junk.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, I don't know, it seems like some of it's held together pretty well.
Scotty: Century out of date. It's just... obsolete!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, you know, that's interesting, because I was just thinking that a lot of these systems haven't changed much in the last 75 years. This transporter is basically the same system we use on the Enterprise. Subspace radio and sensors still operate under the same basic principle; impulse engine design hasn't changed much in the last 200 years. If it wasn't for all the structural damage, this ship still might be in service today.
Scotty: Maybe so. But when they can build ships like your Enterprise, who'd want to pilot an old bucket like this?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I don't know. If this ship were operational, I bet she'd run circles around the Enterprise at impulse speeds. Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away.

[Scotty and Geordi are working to restore the Jenolan's systems]
Scotty: Shunt the deuterium from the main cryo-pump to the auxiliary tank.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Er, the tank can't withstand that kind of pressure.
Scotty: [laughs] Where'd you... where'd you get that idea?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: What do you mean, where did I get that idea? It's in the impulse engine specifications.
Scotty: Regulation 42/15 - Pressure Variances on the IRC Tank Storage?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah.
Scotty: Forget it. I wrote it. A good engineer is always a wee bit conservative, at least on paper. Just bypass the secondary cut-off valve and boost the flow. It'll work.

[last lines]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You take care of yourself out there.
Scotty: Aye.

Scotty: Take the bridge, Commander.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Oh, no. You're the senior officer here.
Scotty: Oh, I may be captain by rank; but I never wanted to be anything else but an engineer.

Scotty: Geordi, I have spent my whole life trying to figure out crazy ways of doing things. I'm telling ya, as one engineer to another - I can do this.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [sighs] All right. Let's do it.
Scotty: [ecstatic] Aye!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Galaxy's Child (#4.16)" (1991)
[before Leah Brahms' arrival]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm not necessarily expecting anything romantic here. It's just... I know, whatever - Leah Brahms and I are gonna be good friends.

[at Leah Brahms' arrival]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Welcome aboard, Dr. Brahms. I'm... Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, Chief Engineer.
Dr. Leah Brahms: La Forge. So you're the one who's fouled up my engine designs.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: How could it have been so far off? It was based on every piece of information on record about Leah Brahms. Okay, with an admitted margin for error, but this is an error that's about a light year wide.
Guinan: Not what you hoped for, huh?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Hoped? Guinan, the woman is about as friendly as a Circassian plague cat. Only cares about her work, hates what I've done to *her* engines; and - to top it all off - she's married.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The computer is notorious for not volunteering information.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: All right, look. Ever since you came on board, you've been badgering me. And I've taken it. I've shown you courtesy, and respect, and a hell of a lot of patience. Oh, no, no, no, wait a minute! I've tried to understand you, I've tried to get along with you. And in return, you accused, tried and convicted me without even bothering to hear my side of it. So, I'm guilty, okay? But not of what you think! Of something much worse. I'm guilty of... reaching out to you. Of hoping we could connect. I'm guilty of a terrible crime, Doctor. I offered you friendship.

Dr. Leah Brahms: Sometimes I feel more comfortable with engine schematics than people.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, maybe you just haven't met the right... people.

[Geordi and Leah have settled their personal problems]
Dr. Leah Brahms: I wouldn't change a thing - except for the way I behaved. I guess I came here with my own set of preconceptions about you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, I guess I'm just glad that I got the opportunity to get to know you. The real you.
Dr. Leah Brahms: Me too.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Force of Nature (#7.9)" (1993)
Lt. Commander Data: Why is Spot under the bed?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Probably because she knows if I catch her, I'm gonna kill her.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: My sister didn't know a thing about animals, and she was able to train *her* cat. How complicated could it be?
Lt. Commander Data: What did she train her cat to do?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: She had that cat jumping into her arm on command.
Lt. Commander Data: Interesting. Perhaps I could modify your sister's techniques to keep Spot from jumping on the console. Do you know how she was able to train her cat?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, as I recall, she walked around for two months with a piece of tuna in her blouse.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [after Spot has made Data give her the ball of wool to play with] I don't know about Spot, but it seems to me *your* training is coming along just fine.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [about training Spot] I've got an idea: how about a phaser? A low stun setting at just the right moment might do the trick.
Lt. Commander Data: Geordi - I cannot stun my cat.

[La Forge is in competition of prestige with Cmdr. Kaplan, chief engineer of the Intrepid]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [handing Data a data PADD] I just received this from Commander Kaplan, subspace.
Lt. Commander Data: [reads] "La Forge. I got the Intrepid's power conversion levels up to 97.1%. Maybe you should try cleaning your plasma grid once in a while".
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Can you believe the nerve of that guy?
Lt. Commander Data: [bewildered] We perform maintenance on the plasma grid at regular intervals.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I know. He's just trying to get me angry.
[he adjusts something on a control panel]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: There - that should do it. Computer, what are the current power conversion levels?
Enterprise Computer: Power conversion levels are at 97.2%.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Too bad, Mr. Kaplan!
[sniggers gleefully]

[Spot has messed up Geordi's quarters and smashed a few items along the way]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Training - definitely!

[last lines]
[it has been revealed that warp fields can cause subspace instabilities, which would make warp flight potentially impossible]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You know, Geordi, I spent the better part of my life exploring space. I have charted new worlds, I've... met dozens of new species. And I believe that these were all valuable ends in themselves. And now it seems that... all this while, I was... helping to damage the thing that I hold most dear.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: It won't turn out that way, Captain. We still have time to make it better.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Phase (#5.24)" (1992)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Ro! Boy, am I glad to see you. And I'm really glad that you can see *me*.

[after an accident, Ro thinks they are dead and some kind of spirits]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But... my uniform! My VISOR! Are you saying I'm some blind ghost with clothes?
Ensign Ro Laren: I don't have all the answers. I've never been dead before.

[Ro and La Forge are entering their spirited memorial service]
Ensign Ro Laren: I don't believe this - they think we're dead and they're having a party?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. It's perfect!

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: We are not dead!

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [after he and Ro have rematerialized in the middle of their own memorial service] Well, it looks like a great party. You mind if we join you?

Lt. Commander Data: Geordi. It is good to see you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Thanks, Data. I've never been to a better funeral.

[last lines]
Ro Laren: I was raised with Bajoran beliefs. And I even followed some of the practices. But I never really believed in a life after death. And then suddenly I was dead... and there was this other life. And that made me feel like I'd been pretty arrogant, to discount everything I'd been taught, you know? Now I don't know what to believe.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Hmm... Well, maybe we should develop our own interphase device. If it can teach Ro Laren humility, it can do anything.
[both laugh heartily]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Mind's Eye (#4.24)" (1991)
Taibak: Welcome, Mr. La Forge. We've waited a long time to meet you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I can tell you've gone to a lot of trouble.
Taibak: Indeed we have.

[a Romulan assistant removes Geordi's VISOR]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Hey!
Taibak: Your VISOR will be returned to you. But first, I want to show you something.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sh... show me something? That'll be a nice trick, seeing as how I can't see anything without the VISOR.
Taibak: That is not quite true...

[first lines]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Personal log, Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge, stardate 44885.5 - I'm en route to the planet Risa to attend an artificial intelligence seminar. Captain Picard has ordered me to arrive a few days early to have some fun and relax. I intend to follow his orders to the very best of my ability.

[Geordi tells Deanna about his experiences on Risa]
Counselor Deanna Troi: And that's all?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. Well, there was this...
Counselor Deanna Troi: [anticipating] Yes?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Her name is Jonek.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ah!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But, er... you wouldn't wanna hear about that. Better get ready for duty. Nice talking to you, Counselor.
[leaves quickly, leaving Deanna somewhat disenchanted]

Lt. Commander Data: It is fortunate we were able to coordinate your return on the Teldarian cruiser.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. When I heard the Enterprise had been ordered to the Krios system, I thought I might be forced to endure another couple of weeks on Risa.
Lt. Commander Data: I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I was joking.
Lt. Commander Data: Joking? Ah! "Forced to endure" Risa. Your actual intent was to emphasize that you *did* enjoy yourself. Yes. I see how that could be considered quite amusing.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [laughs] I missed you, Data!

[last lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: It'll take time, Geordi. A long time. But we will reconstruct your memory. Together.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm just not sure. About anything.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Believe it or not, that's a good sign. A beginning. Now, let's go back to the shuttlecraft. There was a Romulan ship, and the first thing you did was...?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hollow Pursuits (#3.21)" (1990)
[Riker, Troi and La Forge are looking for Barclay in his holo-fantasy]
Commander William T. Riker: You want us to search through all this to find him?
Counselor Deanna Troi: It could provide us with valuable information about what's troubling him. You know, there's nothing wrong with a healthy fantasy life, as long as you don't let it take over.
Commander William T. Riker: You call this healthy?
Counselor Deanna Troi: You're taking it so seriously. It's not without its element of humor.
[they come across another, Troi look-alike character]
Holo-Troi: I am the Goddess of Empathy. Cast off your inhibitions and embrace love, truth, joy...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Oh - my - God.
Holo-Troi: Discard your façades, and reveal your true being to me.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [indignantly] Computer, discontinue...
Commander William T. Riker: Computer, belay that order!
Commander William T. Riker: [to Troi] We want to get more insight into what's been troubling this poor man, remember?
Commander William T. Riker: [to La Forge] Quite a healthy fantasy life - wouldn't you say?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [agreeing] Mm.

[after O'Brien has demonstrated to La Forge a transporter malfunction]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Glad I don't have anywhere to go.

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: [of his holo-fantasies] You know, the people that I create in there are m... more real to me than anyone I meet out here. Except... maybe you, Commander.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I need you out here, Reg - now more than ever.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Glad you were with us out here in the real world today, Mr. Barclay.
[after Barclay's input has prevented a warp engine failure]

Holo-Data: Your sword, sir.
Commander William T. Riker: I don't have a sword.
Holo-La Forge: How do you expect to fight without your sword, sir?
Commander William T. Riker: I don't expect to fight.
Holo-Picard: Ha! Do I detect a streak of yellow along the good fellow's back?
[the three "musketeers" roar with laughter]

Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Being afraid all of the time, of forgetting somebody's name, not, not knowing... what to do with your hands. I mean, I, I am the guy who writes down things to remember to say when there's a party. And then, when he finally gets there, he winds up alone, in the corner, trying to look comfortable examining a potted plant.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You're just shy, Barclay.
Lt. Reginald 'Reg' Barclay III: Just shy... Sounds like nothing serious - doesn't it? You can't know.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect (#5.18)" (1992)
[first lines]
Commander William T. Riker: Damage report!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Casualty reports coming in from all over the ship!
Lt. Commander Data: The starboard nacelle has sustained a direct impact. We are venting drive plasma.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Initiating emergency core shutdown!
Ensign Ro Laren: Inertial dampers failing. We're losing attitude control.
Commander William T. Riker: This is the bridge. All hands to emergency escape pods!
Lt. Commander Data: Core shutdown was unsuccessful. We are losing antimatter containment.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: We've got to eject the core!
Lt. Commander Data: Ejection systems offline. Core breach is imminent.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: All hands abandon ship! Repeat: all hands aban...!
[the Enterprise explodes]

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: We could have been trapped here for hours, days - maybe years.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: At first I thought the catwalk was spinning. As it turns out, it was me. I was lucky Ensign Fletcher was there to grab me; it's a long way down to the bottom of the warp core.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [modulating a dekyon emission in Data's positronic brain] You know, it's possible we've tried this a thousand times and it's never worked.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Do you have the feeling that you've done this before?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, I don't.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Neither do I. Maybe that's a good sign.

[the Enterprise is faced with a cloud-like distortion]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Back us off, Ensign. Nice and slow.
Ensign Ro Laren: Aye, sir. Captain, maneuvering thrusters are not responding.
Lt. Commander Data: The distortion field is fluctuating.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: All main systems just went down. Power levels are dropping rapidly.
Commander William T. Riker: Red alert.
Lt. Commander Data: There is an energy build-up in the distortion field.
Counselor Deanna Troi: We have to get out of here, now.
Lt. Commander Data: Captain, something is emerging.
[another starship is coming out of the cloud]
Commander William T. Riker: Shields up. Evasive maneuvers.
Lieutenant Worf: Shields inoperative.
Ensign Ro Laren: The helm is not responding.
Lt. Commander Data: The vessel is on a collision course. Impact in 36 seconds.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hail them.
Lieutenant Worf: No response.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Suggestions?
Commander William T. Riker: Decompress main shuttlebay. The explosive reaction may blow us out of the way.
Lt. Commander Data: Captain, I suggest we use the tractor beam to alter the other ship's trajectory.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Make it so, Mr. Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: Engaging tractor beam.
[the two ships collide]

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Must be deja-vu.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Both of us? About the same thing?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Masterpiece Society (#5.13)" (1992)
Martin Benbeck: We have immeasurably extended the potential of humanity - physically, psychologically... We have evolved beyond... beyond...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Beyond us.
Martin Benbeck: Frankly - yes. No one in this society would be blind, for example. No offense intended.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Oh, that's perfect.
Hannah Bates: What?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: If the answer to all of this is in a VISOR created for a blind man who never would have existed in your society. No offense intended.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: So - guess if I had been conceived on your world, I wouldn't even be here now, would I?
Hannah Bates: No.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No. I'd have been... terminated as a fertilized cell.
Hannah Bates: It was the wish of our founders that no one have to suffer a life with disabilities.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Who gave them the right to decide whether or not I should be here? Whether or not I might have something to contribute?

[Hannah Bates claims to have detected a breach in the biosphere]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Hannah. My VISOR's positronic scan would've detected the leak. Its molecular pattern enhancer would've picked up even the smallest crack.
Hannah Bates: The damn thing doesn't miss much, does it?

Hannah Bates: I was born to be one of the best scientific minds of my generation. And in the past five days, I have encountered technology that I have barely imagined. I've got to ask myself, if we're so brilliant, how come *we* didn't invent any of these things?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, maybe necessity really is the mother of invention.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Angel One (#1.13)" (1988)
Lieutenant Worf: I think I may sneeze.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: A Klingon sneeze?
Lieutenant Worf: Only kind I know.

Lieutenant Worf: Engineering reports computer ma... a... ATCHOO! I'm sorry - I'm getting sick.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I'm sure half the ship knows that by now.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [having the command of the ship] Make it so.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: This virus mutates every twenty minutes! But we haven't had any fatalities - yet.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: If this continues, there'll be no one left to run the ship.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If this continues, Lieutenant La Forge, nobody will be healthy enough to care.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Ever feel like you're not really wanted?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Interface (#7.3)" (1993)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sometimes, "just passing by" means "just passing by".

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm seeing my reflection in a panel. Forgot what a handsome guy I am.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The Hera is missing. That's all. Until I hear something different, my mother just might as well have taken the crew on an unscheduled holiday.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I was just passing by. I was wondering what you were up to.
Lt. Commander Data: [sitting in front of a screen] I am using the time to catch up on my study of poetry.
[La Forge walks round to take a look]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Data, there's nothing on the screen.
Lt. Commander Data: That is not entirely correct. While it is true the display is currently blank, this... emptiness has a poetic meaning. Therefore, it cannot be considered 'nothing' as such.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Says who?
Lt. Commander Data: The ancient Doosodarians. Much of their poetry contains such lacunae or empty spaces. Often, these pauses measured several days in length, during which poet and audience were encouraged to fully acknowledge the emptiness of the experience.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I remember a few lectures from Starfleet Academy that seemed that way.

[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Geordi... I'm very sorry that you didn't find your mother.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Thank you, sir. You know, it's funny. When I was down there... it was so real. I felt like I had a chance to say goodbye.


Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: I've gotta take a leak.
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Leak? I'm not detecting any leak.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Don't you people from the 24th century ever pee?

[Riker, LaForge and Cochrane have made humanity's first warp speed test flight]
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Is that Earth?
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: That's it!
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: It's so small...
Cmdr. William Riker: It's about to get a whole lot bigger.

Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Look, Doc, we can't do this without you!
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: I don't care. I don't want to be a statue.
Cmdr. William Riker: Doctor...
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: You stay away from me!
[runs off]
Cmdr. William Riker: We don't have time for this.
[pulls out a phaser and stuns Cochrane who falls in a creekbed]
Cmdr. William Riker: [to Geordi] You told him about the statue?

Lt. Barclay: Commander, this is what we're thinking of using to replace the damaged warp plasma conduit.
[smiles at Cochrane]
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: [examines the unit] Yeah, Reg... yeah, that's good. But you're going to need to reinforce this copper tubing with a nanopolymer.
Lt. Barclay: [nods quickly and turns to Cochrane] Dr. Cochrane, I know this sounds silly, but could I shake your hand?
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: [sighs heavily, clearly not wanting to egg on Barclay's enthusiasm, but reluctantly extends his hand]
Lt. Barclay: Oh! Thank you, Doctor! You have no idea what an honor it is to work with you on this project!
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Reg...
Lt. Barclay: I never thought I would ever meet the man who invented warp drive! I...
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: *Reg!*
Lt. Barclay: Hmm?
[realizes he's fawning]
Lt. Barclay: Oh! Yes, of course, I'm sorry...
[nervously shuffles off]

Cmdr. William Riker: Doctor, tomorrow morning when they detect the warp signature from your ship and realize that humans have discovered how to travel faster than light, they decide to alter their course and make first contact with Earth, right here.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: Here?
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, actually, over there.
Cmdr. William Riker: It is one of the pivotal moments in human history, Doctor. You get to make first contact with an alien race! And after you do... everything begins to change.
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge: Your theories on warp drive allow fleets of starships to be built and mankind to start exploring the Galaxy.
Cmdr. Deanna Troi: It unites humanity in a way no one ever thought possible. When they realize they're not alone in the universe, poverty, disease, war - they'll all be gone within the next fifty years.
Cmdr. William Riker: But unless you make that warp flight tomorrow morning before eleven fifteen, none of it will happen.
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: And you people, you're all astronauts on... some kind of star trek.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Nth Degree (#4.19)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Reg, ever since our run-in with that probe, something's different about you.
Barclay: What? Because I'm beginning to behave like the rest of the crew? With confidence in what I'm doing?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You just spent the entire night arguing grand unification theories with Albert Einstein!

Barclay: I've finally become the person I've always wanted to be. Do we have to ask why?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah, I think we do.

Doctor Beverly Crusher: [analyzing Barclay's brainpower] I couldn't even guess at your IQ level now.
Barclay: Probably somewhere between 1200 and 1450.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: But that isn't all. The corpus callosum, the connecting bridge between both sides of the brain? It is so active now that the hemispheres are essentially behaving as one.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: So it's not just raw intelligence we're talking about here?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: No. Creativity, resourcefulness, inspiration, imagination, they've all been enhanced. Lieutenant - you could very well be the most advanced human being who has ever lived.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The question is, how're we going to deal with it?
Commander William T. Riker: We could confine him to his quarters.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: How can we do that? What's he done? I mean, we're talking about locking a man up for being too smart.

[Barclay is back to his old self]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How do you feel now?
Barclay: Smaller.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Just plain old Barclay, huh?
Barclay: Always seems to come back to that, doesn't it?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Elementary, Dear Data (#2.3)" (1988)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Clancy, I'll be gone for a while. See that no one touches this.
Ensign Clancy: Aye, sir. And where can I reach you?
Lt. Commander Data: He can be reached at 221B Baker Street!
Ensign Clancy: Sir?

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Data - I mean, Holmes, old boy - what are we looking for?
Lt. Commander Data: For whatever finds us, my dear Watson.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The Doctor was right. Finally, we have a game worth playing.
Moriarty: [entering the scene] The time for games is over.
Lt. Commander Data: Professor Moriarty, I presume?

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I can't help thinking how... or what else might have happened, all because I misspoke a single word.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [referring to the model of the HMS Victory] I'll assume she'll be shipshape and Bristol fashion.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: "Bristol fashion", sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's an old navy phrase, meaning everything in perfect order.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Hm... Yes, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: As are we, Mr. La Forge.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yes, sir.

Lt. Commander Data: Geordi, I've just had a strange conversation with your assistant. Although it is three days until we rendezvous with Starship "Victory", she...
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: She believes it has already arrived? Not the starship, my friend.
[Geordi shows Data a model of the HMS Victory]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The original. This is my gift to the Victory's Captain Zimbata.
Lt. Commander Data: Ah, most unusual.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I served with him as an ensign. Sure wish he'd been in command of this Victory. Wind and sail. That's the proper way to move a ship.
Lt. Commander Data: But Geordi, your Starfleet specialty is antimatter power, dilithium regulators...
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: That's exactly why this fascinates me, Data. See, it's human nature to love what we don't have. Simpler days, huh? Anyway, stringing this rigging has made me dream of handling sails...
Lt. Commander Data: This is not a computer simulation?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Data, the whole point in doing something like this is to make it by hand.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Enemy (#3.7)" (1989)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Welcome to Galorndon Core, where no good deed goes unpunished.

Centurion Bochra: You're lying!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I never lie when I've got sand in my shoes, Commodore.

Centurion Bochra: I no more wish to die than you do.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Bochra - there are times when it's necessary to die for one's ideals. Do you believe this is one of those times?
[after a long pause, Bochra lowers the phaser]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Come on. Let's go find that beacon.

[La Forge has told Bochra that he was born blind]
Centurion Bochra: And your parents let you live?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: What kind of question is that? Of course they let me live!
Centurion Bochra: No wonder your race is weak. You waste time and resources on defective children.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [Bochra has jerry-rigged a tricorder with Geordi's VISOR to detect the neutrino beacon and they can be rescued] Let er' rip.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (#7.25)" (1994)
Geordi La Forge: Captain Picard to the bridge! Captain, we've got a problem with the warp core, or the phase inducers - or some other damn thing.

Geordi La Forge: Hello, Captain. Or should I call you 'Ambassador'?
Picard: Oh, I haven't been called that for some time either.
Geordi La Forge: How about 'Mr. Picard'?
Picard: How about 'Jean-Luc'?

[La Forge's last line of the series]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sure goes against everything we've always heard about not polluting the timeline, doesn't it?

Picard: This is not my time. I don't belong here.
Geordi La Forge: What?
Picard: I was somewhere else a few moments ago.
Geordi La Forge: What do you mean? You've... you've been right here with me.
Picard: No, no, no! I was somewhere else. I was... It was a long time ago, there was someone talking. I was t... I w... I-I... I was talking to someone. Beverly. I was talking to Beverly!
Geordi La Forge: It's okay, Captain. Everything's gonna be all right.
Picard: I'm not senile, you know. This did happen! I-I... I was here, I was talking to you, and then... and then I was somewhere else. I was, er... I was on the Enterprise. I was back on the Enterprise. At least I... I think that's where it was. I was in sickbay! I, er... Well, it-it might, it might have been a hospital...
Geordi La Forge: Captain, I think we should go back to the house and call your doctor.
Picard: Yes, yes, I know what you're thinking; "It's the Irumodic Syndrome. He's beginning to lose his mind, the old man." Well, it's not that! And I'm not daydreaming either!

Picard: Well, time has been good to you.
Geordi La Forge: [patting his stomach] A little too good, in some places.


Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Geordi La Forge: I've never seen a sunrise. Not the way you see it.

Captain Picard: We're going to stop by Sector 441 on our way to the Goran system.
Geordi La Forge: They *are* in opposite directions.

Commander Riker: [the Enterprise is rocked by a photon torpedo from the Son'a ship] Photon torpedo. Isn't that the universal greeting when communications are down?
Geordi La Forge: I think it's the universal greeting when you don't like someone.

Commander Riker: [to Lt. Daniels] Tell them our transceiver assembly is down, that we can send messages but not receive them.
Lt. Daniels: I don't think they believe us.
Commander Riker: Why not?
[the Enterprise is rocked by a photon torpedo from a Son'a ship]
Commander Riker: Photon torpedo.
[Walking over to Geordi]
Commander Riker: Isn't that the universal greeting when communications are down?
Geordi La Forge: I think it's the universal greeting when you don't like someone.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Arsenal of Freedom (#1.20)" (1988)
Lt. Commander Data: [scanning the planet Minos] No signs of intelligent life forms. Vegetation and animal life only.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What happened to all the people?
Lieutenant Worf: War?
Lt. Commander Data: Disease?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: A dissatisfied customer?

Chief Engineer Logan: In view of the present crisis, I believe you should relinquish command to me.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: No.
Chief Engineer Logan: I outrank you.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Mr. Logan, I'm in command.
Chief Engineer Logan: The Captain did not anticipate the Enterprise would come under attack. If he had, would he have left the bridge to you?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: If he had, he wouldn't have left the ship!

Lt. Commander Data: The citizens of Minos gained fame during the Erselrope Wars as arms merchants. They manufactured sophisticated and highly advanced weaponry.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yeah? For which side?
Lt. Commander Data: Both.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Relinquishing command, Captain.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: As you were, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. La Forge, when I left this ship, it was in one piece. I would appreciate your returning it to me in the same condition.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phantasms (#7.6)" (1993)
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Geordi, you do not seem to appreciate Ensign Tyler's enthusiasm.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Mm, she's enthusiastic, all right - about me.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You know, I'm curious. What were you dreaming about when we woke you up?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I have not fully assimilated its impact. I would prefer to study the images further before discussing them.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Mm... Sounds like it must've been pretty strange.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: 'Strange'... is not a sufficient adjective to describe the experience.

Capt. Picard: How long before we have warp power again?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, we're gonna have to manufacture a new conduit, that's at least six hours work.
Capt. Picard: [with feigned disappointment] Six hours? The banquet will be completely over by then; that's very unfortunate.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I could try and speed things up a bit.
Capt. Picard: Oh, no! No, uh... I wouldn't want to sacrifice the safety of the ship.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: This oughta be a lot of fun!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Transfigurations (#3.25)" (1990)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: That's her.
Lieutenant Worf: Which one?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The one on the right. Don't stare!
Lieutenant Worf: Why not?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Because she'll see!
Lieutenant Worf: Good. You must let her see the fire in your eyes.

Lieutenant Worf: Words come later. It is the scent that first speaks of love.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Thanks, Worf. That helps a lot!

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: John - I really want to thank you.
John Doe: For what?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I don't know how, or even why, but down on the planet, you gave me something, a... a new confidence.
John Doe: I doubt I can take credit for that. Perhaps I only helped you find something you already had.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Where No One Has Gone Before (#1.5)" (1987)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: All stop, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Yes... But where is this place?
Lt. Commander Data: Where none have gone before...

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Captain's log, stardate 41263.2 - This will be a rather unusual log entry, assuming Starfleet ever receives it. As I already informed my crew, a phenomenal surge of power during a warp speed experiment has sent our starship hurtling out of our own galaxy and past another, taking us over 2,700,000 light years - in a few minutes.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Message on this has already been transmitted to Starfleet, sir.
Lt. Commander Data: Which, traveling subspace, they should receive in 51 years, ten months, nine weeks, 16 days...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. Data.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Our position reads exactly what it was before this sleigh ride began, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Cease red alert.
Lt. Commander Data: "Sleigh ride"?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Or whatever you want to call it, Data. I don't have a proper name for it.


Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Geordi La Forge: Captain, we are being hailed.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On screen.
[He realizes that the screen has been destroyed, along with the entire front wall of the bridge]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: ...Open a channel.

Geordi La Forge: You ever think about getting married again?
Guinan: No. Twenty-three was my limit.
[Worf groans with his head down on the table]
Guinan: Worf, are you alright?
Worf: [feeling groggy] Romulan ale should be illegal.
Geordi La Forge: It is.

Data: Captain Picard agrees that the B-4 was probably designed with the same self-actualization parameters as myself. If my memory engrams are successfully integrated into his positronic matrix, he should have all my abilities.
Geordi La Forge: Yeah, but he would also have all of your memories as well. You feel comfortable with that?
Data: I feel nothing, Geordi.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conundrum (#5.14)" (1992)
[after being hit by an energy wave, everybody on the Enterprise appears to have lost their memories]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Looks like we're all in the same boat.
Commander William T. Riker: Make that the same starship.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Your next priority will be to retrieve any information you can about this ship's mission. Contact the Operations Officer to assist you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Aye, sir.
Ensign Ro Laren: He's in Ten Forward, waiting tables.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You must have been one hell of a bartender.
[on seeing Data operating the computer panels at high speed]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Fistful of Datas (#6.8)" (1992)
[La Forge is working on Data's open head]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I must admit, Data, I never get used to seeing you like this.
Lt. Commander Data: I do not understand. You are constantly working on similar electronic systems, yet their appearances do not disturb you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah, but you're not just another electronic system.
Lt. Commander Data: Thank you, Geordi. Nor are you just another biological organism.

[several computer systems have been corrupted with Data's personal database]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: When can you correct the problem?
Lt. Commander Data: We are currently attempting to isolate the corrupted circuit pathways. I reckon the process should take less than two hours.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What did you say?
Lt. Commander Data: I said the process should take less than two hours.
Commander William T. Riker: No, you just said 'I reckon'.
Lt. Commander Data: According to my memory logs, I did not use those words. Y'all must be mistaken.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: There - Data, you did it again.
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] Did wha-t?

Commander William T. Riker: Mr. Data.
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] Howdy, Commander.
Commander William T. Riker: Geordi, what have you found?
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] Well - we figure part of my memory structure...
Lt. Commander Data: [normal voice] ... was replaced with information from the computer's recreational database.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Specifically, the files relating to the American 19th century West.
Commander William T. Riker: That would explain the accent.
Lt. Commander Data: [southern accent] You got it, partner.


Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Dr. Soran: Have you ever considered a prosthesis that would make you look a little more... how can I say... more normal?
Geordi: What's normal?
Dr. Soran: "What's normal?" Well, that's a good question. Normal is what everyone else is and you are not.

Data: [laughs] I get it! I get it! When you said "The clown can stay, but the Ferengi in the gorilla suit has to go!"
Geordi: Data, what are you talking about?
Data: During the Farpoint mission; we were on the bridge, you told a joke, that was the punchline!
Geordi: The Farpoint mission? Data, that was seven years ago.
Data: I know! I just got it! Very funny!

Geordi: I've never seen a solar probe with this kind of configuration, have you, Data?
Data: [uses tricorder as a hand puppet]
Data: No, Geordi, I have not. Have you?
Data: [to his tricorder]
Data: No, I have not. It is most unusual.
[laughs at his joke]
Data: Mister Tricorder!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conspiracy (#1.24)" (1988)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: ...So the guy staggers to his feet and goes back to the girl, right? Well, she smiles, looks him straight in the eye and says "Just try that in hyperspace!"
[laughs]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I see. So the difficulty in attaining such complex positioning in zero gravity environment, coupled with the adverse effects it would have on the psychological wellbeing of the average human male, is what makes this anecdote so amusing. Yes - very humorous indeed. Hysterical, in fact.
[laughs mechanically]

[La Forge is staggering and groaning]
Lieutenant Worf: Are you all right?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: If I could see, I'd be seeing stars.

[last lines]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Captain, I have attempted to trace the message Remmick was sending. I believe it was aimed at an unexplored sector of our galaxy.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Any idea what the message was, Data?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I believe it was a beacon.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: A beacon?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Yes, sir. A homing beacon - sent from Earth.
[in space, the beeping signal of a transmission can be heard, fading out]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Aquiel (#6.13)" (1993)
[Aquiel is upset when La Forge admits that he has read through her personal logs]
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari: I'm sorry. It's...just that I tell my sister things I wouldn't tell anyone else. I guess I was feeling a little...exposed.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'd feel the same way.
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari: Especially if I had seen you in that wig!

Commander William T. Riker: I think it would be best if you weren't so personally involved with Aquiel right now; there's a lot about her we don't know.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And there's a lot about her that I do know. And if she's innocent I want to help her prove it.
Commander William T. Riker: I think you've let your personal feelings cloud your judgement.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm not the one making judgements.

[Aquiel's dog has chewed up La Forge's shoes]
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari: Maura, shame on you! That's not like you. What a naughty dog!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: It's all right, don't worry about it. At least she's chewing them up in pairs.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Game (#5.6)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Data: Geordi, a conflict has arisen between the planetary evolution team and the stellar physicists. Each wishes to be the first to use the thermal imaging array.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, tell 'em to flip a coin. We've got to work together on this mission, otherwise we're never gonna get it done.
Lt. Commander Data: A coin? Very good. I will replicate one immediately.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Personal logs... diagnostics... duty logs, they all appear normal; there's no evidence of anything that could lead to Data's shutdown.
Commander William T. Riker: Maybe we should ask his cat.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I can't believe what we were about to do.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Déjà Q (#3.13)" (1990)
Q: I think I just hurt my back. I'm feeling pain... I don't like it. What's the right thing to say, 'ow'?
Lt. Cmdr. Data, Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: 'Ow'.
Q: OW! I can't straighten up!

Q: Until next time. Ah, but... before I go, there's a debt I wish to repay, to my professor of the humanities. Data, I've decided to give you something very, very special.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: If your intention is to make me human, Q...
Q: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I would never curse you by making you human. Think of it... as a going-away present.
[he disappears. Data suddenly starts laughing out of control]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Data... Data, why are you laughing?
[Data calms down, somewhat bemused]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: I do not know. But it was a wonderful... feeling.

Q: [the Enterprise is trying to correct the orbit of a moon with the ship's tractor beam before it collides with the planet Bre'el IV] And if you're wrong the moon will crumble due to subspace compression. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Shut up, Q.
Q: [suddenly rising] I will not be spoken to in this manner!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [as if to say deal with him] Data.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Q, I strongly suggest that you cooperate.
[Q reluctantly returns to his seat in Engineering]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Last Outpost (#1.4)" (1987)
[Data's fingers are caught in a Chinese finger trap]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Data, what are you doing?
Lt. Commander Data: [struggling with the finger trap] Apologies, Captain. I seem to have reached an odd... functional impasse. I am, uh... stuck.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then get unstuck and continue with the briefing.
Lt. Commander Data: [continues to struggle with the finger trap] Yes, sir. That is what I am trying to do, sir, but the... solution eludes me.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: My hero.
[laughs]

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Hello, stranger.

Lt. Commander Data: With this power drain, we may have trouble communicating with the Enterprise, sir.
Commander William T. Riker: Understood. Anything else?
Lt. Commander Data: Due to this force field, there is presently no way to beam us back, sir.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Oh, you had to ask...


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q (#1.9)" (1987)
Commander William T. Riker: Geordi, can you see Worf?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I'd see the freckles on his nose if he had them, sir.

[Worf has been "given" a Klingon woman, who is snarling at him]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Worf, is this your idea of sex?
Lieutenant Worf: This *is* sex. But I have no place for it in my life now!

[Riker is demonstrating the abilities bestowed upon him by Q]
Commander William T. Riker: [to Geordi] And you, my friend, I know what you want.
[with a wave of his hand, Riker restores Geordi's eyesight]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [seeing Tasha for the first time] You're as beautiful as I imagined. And more.
Commander William T. Riker: Then we can throw away the VISOR?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I don't think so, sir.
[Geordi glances at Q]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The price is a little too high for me. And I don't like who I'd have to thank.
[Geordi takes his VISOR back and sits down]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Make me the way I was.
[pleadingly]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Please!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Samaritan Snare (#2.17)" (1989)
Pakled Commander Reginod: We are strong.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: You're armed to the teeth.
Pakled Captain Grebnedlog: Teeth are for chewing.

Lieutenant Worf: Any classified weapons knowledge you share with your captors will be considered treason.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yeah, but I may have no choice.
Lieutenant Worf: You will die without honor.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Thanks a lot, Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: You will never attain the 24th level of awareness.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: 24, huh? That's, uh... that's quite a challenge.
Lieutenant Worf: Indeed. 24 is the gateway to heroic salvation.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The Pakleds seem pretty... sincere.
Pakled Captain Grebnedlog: We want what we want.
Commander William T. Riker: Our computer banks are non-negotiable.
Pakled Captain Grebnedlog: We want them.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Believe me, they're nothing if not... persistent.
Pakled Captain Grebnedlog: We want to be nothing if not persistent.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Nobody ever said they were great conversationalists.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Ensigns of Command (#3.2)" (1989)
Commander William T. Riker: Gentlemen, we're giving you an assignment. The one thing we don't want to hear is that it's impossible.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I need the transporters to function, despite the hyperonic radiation.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah, but that's imp... Yes, sir.

Wesley Crusher: He wants the impossible!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: That's the short definition of 'captain'.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Captain - we can do it. We can modify the transporters.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Excellent.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: It'll take fifteen years and a research team of a hundred...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. La Forge... I believe we will postpone.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Schisms (#6.5)" (1992)
[on the holodeck, several crew members are recreating the room, its equipment and instruments from their visions step by step]
Counselor Deanna Troi: All right. You were lying on the table. You had a bright light shining in your eyes. Were there any smells in the room? Were there any sounds?
Commander William T. Riker: Yes. Yes, there was a sound. Computer, there were noises, coming from the darkness. Strange. Like whispering.
[the computer creates a rustling sound]
Kaminer: More like clicks. Clicking sounds.
[the computer changes to a single clicking]
Commander William T. Riker: Louder.
[more clicks can be heard]
Commander William T. Riker: Faster... More of them...
[the computer ends up producing a continuous, eerie clatter]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I've been in this room before.
Commander William T. Riker: We've all been here before.

[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Have we any idea what came through the rupture before we were able to shut it down?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: No, sir. We were unable to track it once it left the cargo bay.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Maybe it was a probe of some kind.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Possibly they were simply curious, explorers, like ourselves.
Commander William T. Riker: Ensign Rager and I were lucky to have escaped. Lieutenant Hagler is dead. Whoever it was that sent that thing was more than simply curious.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Heart of Glory (#1.19)" (1988)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That, right there... What is that?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: That's Commander Riker.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Ah! To me it's just a... an undefined form standing in a... in a visual frenzy.

[Picard sees Data through La Forge's VISOR]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: There's an aura around him.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Well, of course, he's an android.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Devil's Due (#4.13)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Captain, I... I wasn't expecting you here.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Neither was I.
[after Picard has been transported to Ventax II in his sleep wear]

Counselor Deanna Troi: [on Ardra] She has an incredibly focused mind. It was virtually impossible to sense any deception - or anything else, for that matter.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: The best magicians will never let you see what's up their sleeve, Counselor.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 2 (#7.1)" (1993)
[last lines]
Lt. Commander Data: [of the ill-fated emotion-chip] I am pleased to say it was damaged when I was forced to fire on Lore.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Pleased? Data, you've wanted emotions your whole life.
Lt. Commander Data: Yes. But emotions were responsible for what I did to you. I would never risk letting that happen again. My friendship with you is too important to me.
[Data is about to destroy the chip; La Forge intervenes]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Data, I wouldn't be very much of a friend if I let you give up on a lifelong dream, now would I? Maybe someday... when you're ready.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [unbeknownst to Data, Picard has successfully rebooted his ethical program] You know, Data. I've been thinking about some of the times we've had together. Like the time we went sailing on Devala Lake. Remember that?
Lt. Commander Data: [Data seems a little distracted] I have a complete memory record of that day.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You decided to go swimming.
[laughing at the memory]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And when you jumped out the boat you sank straight to the bottom.
Lt. Commander Data: I did not have enough buoyancy to get back to the surface.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You had to walk over a kilometre to get back to shore.
Lt. Commander Data: 1 kilometre, 46 metres.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: It took two weeks to get all the water out of your servos.
Lt. Commander Data: I am ready to irradiate your existing brain cells.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Data... if you ever go back to the way you were, you might not be able to forgive yourself for what you're about to do.
Lt. Commander Data: [something is troubling Data] I am getting some anomalous readings from your neural net. I will have to do further tests before I proceed. Someone will come and take you back to your cell.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Masks (#7.17)" (1994)
Lieutenant Worf: [about the transformations on the Enterprise] We have been receiving reports from the rest of the ship. Part of deck 12 is now an aqueduct.
Counselor Deanna Troi: What are we being transformed into?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm not sure I want to find out.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: If this is the wrong symbol, it might turn the Enterprise into a big chunk of rock.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Schizoid Man (#2.6)" (1989)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Did you damage your face, Data?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: It is a beard, Geordi.

Lt. Cmdr. Data: Geordi.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yeah.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: May I ask a question?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I think you just did.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Quite correct. Then may I ask another question after this one?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: You can ask me anything you want.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Why am I lying on the floor in this undignified position, with the four of you standing over me, displaying expressions of conc...
Capt. Picard: I've heard more than enough. You're you again.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Identity Crisis (#4.18)" (1991)
[Leijten is telling La Forge about a past relationship]
Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leijten: What about you?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Mm, I enjoy the bachelor's life too much.
Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leijten: That doesn't sound like my "little brother", who always wanted advice on women.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, obviously you were a... a great advisor.

[last lines]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You know... down there, I... I didn't know who you were. And yet... somehow... I believed you. I trusted you.
Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leijten: That must have been because of all the good advice I used to give you.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Thanks.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Icarus Factor (#2.14)" (1989)
Wesley Crusher: I was just talking to Worf.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yeah?
Wesley Crusher: He's really eccentric at times.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: That's one word for it.

Lt. Commander Data: [of the holographic Klingons at the Ascension ceremony] These images have been specifically programmed for Ascension Rites.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Cute bunch.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ship in a Bottle (#6.12)" (1993)
[Data and La Forge are indulging in another Sherlock Holmes adventure]
Lt. Commander Data: [as Holmes] With practice, handwriting can be forged. It takes a trained eye to notice certain... discrepancies. For example, whether someone is right-... or left-handed.
[he throws a matchbox to a holographic gentleman, who catches it]
Lt. Commander Data: Your brother was right-handed. The alleged suicide note was written by a left-handed individual, such as yourself!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Er, Data... it's in his right hand.
Lt. Commander Data: [puzzled] Curious. There seems to be a problem with the holodeck's spatial orientation systems.
Gentleman: [derisively] London's greatest detective!

[Moriarty has taken control of the ship's computer]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Somehow he managed to override the security lockouts and rewrite them. The man is brilliant in any century.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Where Silence Has Lease (#2.2)" (1988)
[on the viewscreen appears a distorted face]
Nagilum: Why're you so alarmed when I've gone to such trouble to look just like you?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Captain, sensors show nothing out there - absolutely nothing.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Sure is a damned ugly nothing.

Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Like the rat said: "Keep the cheese; I just want out of the trap."


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time's Arrow: Part 1 (#5.26)" (1992)
Lt. Commander Data: I have often wondered about my own mortality, as I have seen others around me age. Until now, it has been theoretically possible that I would live an unlimited period of time. And although some might find this attractive, to me it only reinforces the fact that I am... artificial.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I never knew how tough this must be for you.
Lt. Commander Data: Tough? As in difficult?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Knowing that you would outlive all your friends.
Lt. Commander Data: I expected to make new friends.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: True.
Lt. Commander Data: And then to outlive them as well.

Lt. Commander Data: It provides a sense of completion to my future. In a way, I am not that different from anyone else. I can now look forward to death.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Never thought of it that way.
Lt. Commander Data: One might also conclude that it brings me one step closer to being human. I am mortal.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (#3.26)" (1990)
[Shelby gets early on site without permission]
Lt. Cmdr Elizabeth Paula Shelby: Morning. Early bird gets the worm, eh? We've had some interesting results.
Commander William T. Riker: Commander Shelby... Walk with me, Commander.
Lt. Commander Data: [to La Forge] Early bird...? I believe Commander Shelby erred. There is no evidence of avifaunal or crawling vermicular life forms on Jouret IV.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: That's not what she meant, Data. But you're right. She erred.

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [after Wesley has been out-bluffed by Riker despite having a winning hand] Wesley, you may get straight A's in school, but there's a lot you need to learn about poker.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Half a Life (#4.22)" (1991)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Uh, Dr. Timicin, allow me to present Lwaxana Troi of Betazed. She's also a guest on board...
Lwaxana Troi: And daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir of the Holy Rings of Betazed, and what are you doing for dinner?
Dr. Timicin: [looks quizzically at Picard] Well, I... don't know, really...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Er, Lwaxana, we have quite a bit of work planned...
Lwaxana Troi: Well, the man's never been on board a starship before, Jean-Luc. Certainly, somebody ought to make him comfortable before you get started.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, it seems that Mrs. Troi is our acting ambassador of goodwill for today.
Lwaxana Troi: You just think of me as your entertainment director.
[the three leave the transporter room]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [to O'Brien] That man's in a lot of trouble.

Lwaxana Troi: Mr. Homn is my valet. He doesn't say much.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [under his breath] How can he?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Quality of Life (#6.9)" (1992)
[Riker, Dr. Crusher, La Forge and Worf are playing poker at somewhat "higher" stakes]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: If I win, all of you shave your beards off!
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Wait a minute, wait a minute, w... what if you lose? What are *you* gonna give up?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm open for suggestions.
Commander William T. Riker: Well, I've always wanted to see you as a brunette.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Oh, I did that once when I was thirteen; I couldn't change it back fast enough.
Commander William T. Riker: Makes me even more curious!
[the men laugh avidly]

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You know, I'll bet you were the kind of little girl who was always climbing one branch higher than the other kids.
Dr. Farallon: Anything to get to the top of the tree.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And I bet you never fell.
Dr. Farallon: Oh, no, I fell all the time, usually breaking a bone in the process. I just never let it stop me.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion (#2.11)" (1989)
[Geordi is thrown onto the bridge from the turbolift. Riker helps him up]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Destroy the probe, sir, quickly!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Worf, target phasers!
Lieutenant Worf: Phasers locked on target.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Fire!
[the probe is destroyed]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Welcome to the bridge, Mr. La Forge.

[when trying to access the master program, La Forge is hit by an energy surge. Data grabs him from behind and throws him away from the console]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [lying motionless on the floor] Data?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: What happened?
Lt. Commander Data: Any answer would be mere speculation. This is yet another example of how our actions have random results.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Thanks, Data. I noticed.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starship Mine (#6.18)" (1993)
Lieutenant Worf: Captain! Request permission to be excused from Commander Hutchinson's reception.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Permission granted... I wish I could excuse myself as well.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Er, Captain, permission to be...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. La Forge, I cannot excuse my entire senior staff! Mr. Worf beat you to it.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. La Forge, how long before the baryon sweep begins on the Enterprise?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: About 25 minutes, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then I have enough time to go back to the ship and get my saddle.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Your saddle?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Yes, a saddle is a, a very... personal... thing. It has to be, er... broken in, used, cared for.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You keep a saddle on board the Enterprise?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, yes. Yes, er, I never know when I will have the opportunity to ride.
Counselor Deanna Troi: I see.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: It's perfectly normal. You know, most, er, most serious riders do have their own saddles.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Of course.
Cmdr. Hutchinson: Absolutely!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data's Day (#4.11)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Data: [voice-over] My friend Chief O'Brien often says that above all else, he wants to make Keiko happy. Since cancelling the wedding will make her happy, I must conclude the Chief will be pleased at her decision.
Lt. Commander Data: I have good news.
Chief Miles O'Brien: Oh?
Lt. Commander Data: Keiko has made a decision designed to increase her happiness: she has cancelled the wedding.
Chief Miles O'Brien: She what? Cancelled the wedding? Today? Without even a word? Of all the childish, selfish, irresponsible things to do...!
[storms out, very upset]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Next time, maybe *I* should deliver the good news.
Lt. Commander Data: [voice-over] Commander Maddox. It would appear that my program designed to predict emotional responses needs... adjustment.

Lt. Commander Data: [voice-over] Friendly insults and jibes - another form of human speech that I am attempting to master. In this case, with the help of Commander Geordi La Forge.
[he walks into the barbershop where La Forge is having his hair trimmed]
Lt. Commander Data: [voice-over] I consider Geordi to be my best friend.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Here for a trim?
Lt. Commander Data: My hair does not require trimming, you lunkhead.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: What?
Lt. Commander Data: My hair does not require trimming...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: "Lunkhead"?
Lt. Commander Data: I am experimenting with friendly jibes and insults. It was not meant as a serious disparagement.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [chuckles] Well - just don't try it on the Captain.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Code of Honor (#1.3)" (1987)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Shaving is a human art form, Data.

[Picard has asked Data and La Forge to analyze Ligonian armaments in view of Lieutenant Yar using them in combat with Yareena]
Lt. Commander Data: Most interesting. Could this be human joke number 663?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Negative, Data. That's a Captain's order.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peak Performance (#2.21)" (1989)
[Riker has challenged Kolrami to a game of Strategema]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So, you're gonna beat him, huh?
Commander William T. Riker: No.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Well, then it's gonna be a close one?
Commander William T. Riker: No.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: But you have got a chance?
Commander William T. Riker: Naah!
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Are you even gonna bother to show up?
Commander William T. Riker: Sure. Kolrami is the best ever at Strategema. Just to get to play him is a privilege.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So, aside from your being privileged, is there anything else I can look forward to?
Commander William T. Riker: Nope.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [lame] This is gonna be exciting.

Commander William T. Riker: The simulation begins in one hour.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: You'll have warp drive, Captain, though it may not be what you expected.
Commander William T. Riker: I think that deserves some kind of explanation.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: We'll have warp 1 for about...
Wesley Crusher: Just under two seconds.
Commander William T. Riker: That's not long enough for an escape, but used as a surprise, it may give us a strategic advantage.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Sir, all of this is theoretical.
Commander William T. Riker: And if your theory fails to pay off?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Have you ever driven a Grenthemen water hopper?
Commander William T. Riker: Sure.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Ever popped the clutch?
Commander William T. Riker: You're saying we're gonna stall the Hathaway?
Wesley Crusher: And the Enterprise will waltz right over and pulverize us.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Timescape (#6.25)" (1993)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Dr. Vassbinder gave an hour-long dissertation on the ionization effect of warp nacelles, before he realized that the topic was supposed to be - psychology!
Geordi La Forge: Why didn't anybody tell him?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: There was no opportunity. There was no pause.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [droning in a foreign accent] He-just-kept-talking-in-one-looong-incredibly-unbroken-sentence-moving-from-topic-to-topic-so-that-no-one-had-a-chance-to-interrupt-it-was-really-quite-hypnotic.

[Data has suggested the use of emergency transporter armbands as a protection from the frozen timeframe on the Enterprise]
Geordi La Forge: Captain, I think this is gonna work. But... it's gonna take some time.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, Mister La Forge - it would seem that time is something that we have plenty of.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Matter of Time (#5.9)" (1991)
Rasmussen: Um, your... prosthesis. What do you... what do you call it again?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: A VISOR.
Rasmussen: VISOR, right, a VISOR! You know, I have a picture of you wearing that in my office. How do you like it?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: It allows me to see. I like it just fine.
Rasmussen: You know, Homer was blind. And Milton. Bach. Monet. Wonder...

[Rasmussen has asked the crew to fill out questionnaires for him]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: If I hand my assignment in on time, can I get a glimpse into next week's poker game?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Birthright: Part 1 (#6.16)" (1993)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Worf... I don't see how you can eat that stuff. It tastes like... liquid polymer.
Lieutenant Worf: Delicious!

Lt. Commander Data: I have created 23 individual illustrations in the past six hours, 27 minutes. I believe you could say... I have been inspired.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'll say.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: New Ground (#5.10)" (1992)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Data! Data, isn't this exciting? We are going to witness a moment in history!
Lt. Commander Data: [puzzled] Every nanosecond in this continuum is a moment in history, once it has elapsed.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, no, no, no, I mean, we are gonna see something that people will talk about for years! I mean, think about it: no more bulky warp engines, or nacelles. A ship just generates a soliton wave and then rides it through space, like a surfboard. This is going to be like being there to watch Chuck Yeager break the sound barrier, or Zefram Cochrane engage the first warp drive!
Lt. Commander Data: [emotionless] It should be interesting.
Lieutenant Worf: [equally unenthusiastic] Very exciting.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm talking to the wrong crowd. Er, D-Donaldson! Donaldson, you're an engineer...!
[hurries off]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Warp without warp drive.
Commander William T. Riker: They're gonna put you out of a job, Geordi.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I hope so, Commander.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Big Goodbye (#1.11)" (1988)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So, Data, how was it?
Lt. Commander Data: [gangster accent] It was raining in the city by the bay... a hard rain. Hard enough to wash the slime...
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Data!
Lt. Commander Data: Sorry, sir.

[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Lieutenant, take us out of orbit.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Aye, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: And Mr. La Forge...
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [gangster accent] Step on it!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price (#3.8)" (1989)
[La Forge and Data are in a shuttle preparing to go through the wormhole]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You know, if this doesn't work, the thought of spending the rest of my life in here is none too appealing.
Lt. Commander Data: There is a bright side, Geordi. You will have me to talk to.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: True Q (#6.6)" (1992)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Commander, have you been able to determine the cause of the warp breach?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No, sir. Everything was normal, and then suddenly it's like the laws of physics went right out the window.
[characteristic flash of Q appearing]
Q: And why shouldn't they? They're so inconvenient.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ménage à Troi (#3.24)" (1990)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Ferengi codes are damn near impossible to break.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Gentlemen, I have the utmost confidence in your ability to perform... the impossible.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Defector (#3.10)" (1990)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I don't know, Data, my gut tells me we ought to be listening to what this guy's trying to tell us.
Lt. Commander Data: Your gut?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: It's just a... a feeling, you know, an instinct. Intuition.
Lt. Commander Data: But those qualities would interfere with rational judgment, would they not?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You're right, sometimes they do.
Lt. Commander Data: Then... why not rely strictly on the facts?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Because you just can't rely on the plain and simple facts. Sometimes they lie.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Parallels (#7.11)" (1993)
[Worf has been given a painting from Data for his birthday. Shortly after, he appears slightly dizzy]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Worf, are you all right?
Lieutenant Worf: Yes. Yes, I... think Data's painting is making me dizzy.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Child (#2.1)" (1988)
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [Pulaski rushes in and begins to examine Ian] What happened? Did he eat anything, did he fall?
Counselor Deanna Troi: [shakes her head] No!
Lt. Commander Data: [reads the readout on his tricorder] Commander, the child is the source of the unusual radiation.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Ian said he was the reason the ship was in danger.
Lt. Commander Data: That analysis is correct.
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [continues to try to bring Ian around] I'm losing life signs.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [holds Ian's lifeless hand] You must save him!
Dr. Kate Pulaski: [Pulaski continues to work, but to no success. She runs her scanner over Ian again, then bows her head] I'm sorry.
[Troi kneels down and begins to weep over the loss of her son. Suddenly, Ian's body disappears and becomes a small, radiant star of energy. The energy star floats into Troi's open hands and Deanna cups her hands around it. Her weeping slowly subsides, then she smiles. Finally, like releasing a dove, she opens her hands and the energy star floats up and through the bulkhead into space]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [Riker's combadge beeps] Riker here.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Commander, the containment field has... stabilized!
Commander William T. Riker: Thank you, Lieutenant.
Counselor Deanna Troi: Then Ian was right. He was the cause.
Commander William T. Riker: Apparently so.
Counselor Deanna Troi: [Deanna shakes her head and looks down for a moment, then looks back up at everyone] He is a life force entity. When we passed each other in space, he was curious about us, so he thought the best way to learn, was to go through the process. To be born, to live as one of us, and in that way, to understand us. He never meant any harm.
Commander William T. Riker: There was a moment, when you smiled.
Counselor Deanna Troi: He said "Thank you". I told him, we will miss him.
[looks down again]
Counselor Deanna Troi: And, I will.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Symbiosis (#1.21)" (1988)
[last lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Mr. La Forge, take us out of orbit.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Destination, sir?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I don't care. Let's just get some distance between us and this system.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Aye, sir. Course 9-7-0 Mark 3-1-8, speed... warp 3.
Commander William T. Riker: Where will that take us, Mr. La Forge?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The Opperline system.
Commander William T. Riker: An interesting choice. Why?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Curiosity. We've never been there.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Engage.


"Star Trek: Voyager: Timeless (#5.6)" (1998)
Captain Geordi La Forge: If you succeed, countless lives will be affected.
Chakotay: We're here to save 150 lives - our crew.
Captain Geordi La Forge: I understand. And I might be doing the same thing if I were in your position, but I've got my own crew to protect, not to mention fifteen years of history. So - I'm asking you again: stand down, and return the transmitter.
Chakotay: You know I can't do that.
Captain Geordi La Forge: And you know I have to try to stop you.
Chakotay: Yes, I know. Good luck.
Captain Geordi La Forge: Same to you.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imaginary Friend (#5.22)" (1992)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [to Daniel Sutter] Children are a lot stronger than you think. As long as they know you love them, they can handle just about anything life throws at 'em, you know.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us (#1.6)" (1987)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So, Worf, why the interest in this? It's just routine maintenance on the sensor assemblies.
Lieutenant Worf: Simple, Geordi. Our Captain wants his junior officers to learn, learn, learn.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pen Pals (#2.15)" (1989)
[the crew is debating whether to stop the geological disintegration of Drema IV, with regard to the Prime Directive]
Commander William T. Riker: If there is a cosmic plan, is it not the height of hubris to think that we can or should interfere?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So what're you saying, that, that the Dremans are, are fated to die?
Commander William T. Riker: I think that's an option that we should be considering.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Consider it considered and rejected!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Night Terrors (#4.17)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Okay, all power's been channeled to the, um... the...
Lt. Commander Data: The main deflector dish.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yes! Right, the... deflector dish.
[sighs]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: So... um... What do we do now?
Lt. Commander Data: Data to bridge. Mr. Worf, activate the deflector.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Violations (#5.12)" (1992)
[La Forge is carrying out a ship-wide diagnostic for chemical agents]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Ferrazene has a complex molecular structure; it breaks down into bilenium and tarrisite. Do the sensors scan for those?
Enterprise Computer: Ship's sensors scan for both compounds.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And are *they* present on the Enterprise?
Enterprise Computer: Bilenium and tarrisite are not present.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Do any of the substances break down into by-products that are not scanned for?
Enterprise Computer: Dardilion contains the by-product nilizene. Sensors do not routinely scan for that substance.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [impatient] Well, this isn't a routine situation. Scan for the nilizene.
Enterprise Computer: There is no nilizene on the Enterprise.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [ironic] How did I know you were gonna say that?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ensign Ro (#5.3)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [about Ensign Ro] She doesn't belong here. She doesn't even belong in the uniform, as far as I'm concerned.
Guinan: Really?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Really.
Guinan: Sounds like someone I'd like to know.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle (#1.8)" (1987)
Lt. Commander Data: One of these two logs is a forgery, sir.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Correction. The log just found aboard the Stargazer is a forgery.
Lt. Commander Data: As I said, that is one of them. Is it not?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (#3.23)" (1990)
[Wesley is looking into a huge tank filled with a slimy liquid]
Wesley Crusher: Are the Legarans really gonna sit in this stuff?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, I'm sure not.
Wesley Crusher: Can you believe this smell?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: What smell? What can I say, to us, it's a slime pit, but to them, it's home.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Who (#2.16)" (1989)
Ensign Sonya Gomez: [horrified that she spilled hot chocolate on Captain Picard] First impressions, right? Isn't that what they say? First impressions are the most important?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: I'll give you this - it's a meeting the captain won't soon forget.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Page (#7.7)" (1993)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [to Hedril] It's called a visor. It enables me to see.
Hedril: Like my vocal enhancer. It helps me make sounds.
Lwaxana Troi: I see you've already met my star pupil. Hedril's picked up spoken language much faster than the others.
Lt. Commander Data: It is often the case that children learn languages more easily than adults.
Lwaxana Troi: Deanna was quite good at languages when she was little. Uh, where is Deanna?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, she must be here somewhere.
Lwaxana Troi: Hedril, darling...?
[Makes strange face]
Hedril: What?
Lwaxana Troi: Um, go find your father, dear. I want to talk to him.
[Puts hand to head]
Lt. Commander Data: Mrs. Troi?
Lwaxana Troi: Oh, I'm just a little tired. Heh. This constant telepathy with the Cairn... um... no, I'm... I'm fine, really.
[Leaves]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ethics (#5.16)" (1992)
[first lines]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: No question about it. She was bluffing, Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: Bluffing is not one of Counselor Troi's strong suits -... - No, it would've been unwise to call. Yes, my hand was not strong enough.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You had jacks and eights, and she bluffed you with a pair of sixes.
Lieutenant Worf: How did *you* know what I had?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Let's just say I had a special insight into the cards.
[points at his VISOR]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Maybe next time you should bring a deck that's not transparent to infrared light.
[Worf looks at him suspiciously]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [jovially] Not to worry, Worf. I only peek after the hand is over.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command: Part 2 (#6.11)" (1992)
[Riker has barely avoided a Cardassian warship in the nebula]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Do I wanna know how close that was?
Commander William T. Riker: No. Get ready to deploy the mines.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Allegiance (#3.18)" (1990)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [on his success at poker] Lady Luck left me long ago.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Inheritance (#7.10)" (1993)
Lt. Commander Data: [Data has just found out about his early years and - to his surprise - about his "mother"]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I can understand that this might all be a little disconcerting for ya Data... It came out of the blue, and it doesn't fit into your logical processors.
Lt. Commander Data: That is true.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: But that's life, Data. Part of being human is learning how to deal with the unexpected - to risk new experiences, even when they don't fit into your preconceptions.
Lt. Commander Data: I admit I am finding it difficult to accept the possibility of a past about which I know nothing. But it is also true, I am curious to learn more about it.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time Squared (#2.13)" (1989)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: So, when we reach that point, whatever happened will happen again; the Enterprise will be destroyed, the other Picard will be sent back to meet with us, then we do it all over again. Sounds like someone's idea of hell to me.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Justice (#1.7)" (1987)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [about the Edo] They're wild in some ways, actually puritanical in others. Neat as pins, ultra-lawful; and they make love at the drop of a hat.
Lieutenant Tasha Yar: Any... hat.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Neutral Zone (#1.25)" (1988)
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: [referring to the Romulans] The last time we encountered them was decades ago. Cost thousands of lives.
Ralph Offenhouse: [looking at the Romulan warbird on the viewscreen] I can believe that!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Power Play (#5.15)" (1992)
[La Forge and Ro are crawling through a Jefferies tube]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Section 2... B... A... Section 1!
Ensign Ro Laren: Finally. I never want to see this part of the Enterprise again.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I hear you. This is what starship designers call 'easy access'.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (#1.1)" (1987)
[La Forge's first line]
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Sir, the Enterprise is arriving, but...
[Riker interrupts him]


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Loud as a Whisper (#2.5)" (1989)
Harmony: What is that you're wearing?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: A visor. It interprets the electromagnetic spectrum and then carries the readings to my brain.
Harmony: Your visor serves the same function as my Chorus, which interprets my thoughts and translates them into sound?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Yes
Harmony: And dont you resent it ?
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: The visor or being blind ?
Harmony: Either
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: No, since they're both part of me, and I really like who I am, there's no reason for me to resent either one.
Harmony: It's a blessing to understand we are special, each in his own way.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Eye of the Beholder (#7.18)" (1994)
[Data is talking about his first months of activation, when he was at risk of systems failure]
Lt. Commander Data: I came to the conclusion, it would be safer - and easier - to shut myself down and start again.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah, but if you had done that you wouldn't have remembered any of the things that had happened to you.
Lt. Commander Data: Mm. In a way, it would have been like committing suicide.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: So what did you do?
Lt. Commander Data: I decided against the procedure. I chose instead to treat the problems I was having with my systems as challenges to overcome, rather than obstacles to be avoided.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Home Soil (#1.17)" (1988)
Lt. Commander Data: Please show me spectral analysis, magnification 12k.
Computer Voice: Silicon, germanium.
Lt. Commander Data: Transistor material.
Computer Voice: Gallium arsenide.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Emits light when charged.
Computer Voice: Cadmium selenide, sulfide.
Lt. Commander Data: Emits charge when lit.
Computer Voice: Water, impurities, sodium salts.
Lieutenant Worf: Conductor.
Lieutenant Worf: [to Data and Geordi] But is it alive?
Computer Voice: Probability: positive.
Lieutenant Worf: I wasn't asking *you*.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Firstborn (#7.21)" (1994)
[Gorta has hinted to know of the whereabouts of the Duras sisters]
Lt. Commander Data: Would you be willing to share your information with us?
Gorta: My personal code of conduct prohibits sharing. But I'd consider a trade.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Does your personal code of conduct tell you that when you're stranded on a planet with no way off, you shouldn't try to cut deals?
Gorta: You have a point.
Lt. Commander Data: We could certainly provide passage off this planet, in exchange for information.
Gorta: Could you perhaps 'fail' to tell the Pakleds that we were mining their ore?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Don't push your luck.


Hick Trek 2: The Next Aggravation (2005) (V)
Jordash: [talking about Mister Beta] He's not a man *or* a girl, he ain't got the parts... ya know, like Michael Jackson.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hunted (#3.11)" (1990)
[Roga Danar is on the loose on the Enterprise]
Lieutenant Worf: There is a full contingent of Security at all shuttlebays.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: You want my advice? Double it!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (#3.15)" (1990)
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [referring to Guinan] If she's right, we may not even be in an alternate timeline.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Who knows if we're even dead or alive?


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lessons (#6.19)" (1993)
Lt. Commander Data: Is there a problem, Geordi?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I hear music.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: In Theory (#4.25)" (1991)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: This can be a, a little complicated. Listen, my advice is... ask somebody else for advice, at least someone who's... got more experience at... giving advice.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future Imperfect (#4.8)" (1990)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I'm running a level 1 diagnostic.
Commander William T. Riker: For thirty hours? It would never take you more than four. You're incapable of that level of incompetence, Mr. La Forge!


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (#5.7)" (1991)
[Enterprise has picked up the debris of a space-related object]
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: This is gonna be like puttin' together a big jigsaw puzzle when you don't even know what the picture's supposed to be.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Remember Me (#4.5)" (1990)
[last lines]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Jean-Luc, if I might ask, how many people are there on board?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: 1,014 - including your guest, Dr. Quaice.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Is there something wrong with that count, Doctor?
Doctor Beverly Crusher: [relieved] No. That's the exact number there should be.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Disaster (#5.5)" (1991)
[Dr. Crusher explains to La Forge what will happen to them after venting the cargo bay]
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Once the air is vented, the first thing you'll feel is an extreme pressure on your lungs. You have to resist the temptation to exhale.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Okay.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Next, our hands and feet will get cold, then numb, and some of the capillaries on the exposed sections of the skin may burst.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Sounds like fun.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: We will have about fifteen seconds of useful consciousness, then about ten seconds of extreme disorientation, then we pass out.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sins of the Father (#3.17)" (1990)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: One of the aims of the exchange program, Commander, is for us all to learn tolerance. As for my crew, it may be healthy to shake up the status quo occasionally.
Commander William T. Riker: The Commander certainly appears to have the crew on its toes, sir.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: And then some...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [to Kurn] No offense, sir.
Kurn: None taken. I never kill anyone at the supper table, Mr. La Forge.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Bonding (#3.5)" (1989)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [of the energy life form scanning the ship's data banks] It's looking over everything, Commander, going to school. Let's just hope it doesn't blow us to kingdom come while it's figuring out how to blow us to kingdom come.