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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In the opening scene where Geordi La Forge enjoys a Holodeck date with Christy, the violinist performs the piece Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms
. No doubt this was the inspiration for the name of the character Dr. Leah Brahms. The same composer has been used as a Macguffin in a number of other Star Trek productions. See more
When La Forge is investigating how to get out of the booby trap he runs across Dr. Leah Brahms name and says; 'who is this?'. It would be unusual for La Forge a chief engineer and Star Fleet Academy graduate not to have studied the person who wrote the book on warp propulsion. See more
Commander William T. Riker
If we resist, we die. If we don't resist... we die.
References The Godfather
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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