The Enterprise picks up ancient radio signal code from the ruined planet Aurelius 9, remnant of the total war over 1,000 years ago between Mentaurs and Promelians which caused both races' extinction. They find a Promelian battle-cruiser still floats in an asteroid field, so Picard, Data and Lieutenant Worf beam inside, finding a message from the captain he alone takes blame for all casualties. Barely back on board, they learn the Enterprise is immobilized by an energy-draining radiation field, the very booby trap that killed the Promelian ship's crew, which will within hours destroy the deflector shields, after which casualties will be massive. While running urgent simulations of the Enterprise's engine abilities on the holodeck, Lieutenant Commander Geordi LaForge, who recently saw his meticulously prepared dream-date fall trough, finds himself unusually taken with a holographic simulacrum of the Dr. Leah Brahms, the Enterprise's engine designer. Data restores other bits from the ... Written by
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Leah Brahms was born in Damascus City, Alpha Delphi IX on September 11, 2336. Her parents were Theodore Brahms and Susan Brahms Beaumont. See more
Incorrectly regarded as a plot hole: At the end of this story, Picard has Worf fire torpedoes to destroy the booby trap, so nobody else will get caught in the trap. Picard's primary intention is NOT to destroy the asteroid energy devices, but to destroy the one-thousand year old Promelian vessel. It is the alien vessel which "lured" Picard into the asteroid field to begin with. THAT is the trap to which Picard was referring to. I believe Worf had a moment of inspiration and decided to "take out" a couple asteroid devices in addition to the alien vessel. See more
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
[to holographic Leah Brahms
Don't go away. I mean, er... computer, save program.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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