While the Enterprise is in a star-base Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge gets a very special visitor, brilliant engineering designer Dr. Leah Brahms, who he feels to know almost intimately as a 'hologram version' of herself with 'whom' he bonded. However the real Brahms proves icy and arrogantly unwilling to consider any of Geordi's empirical findings could conceivably stand against her theoretically impermeable truth. They take on the challenge to collaborate and learn to know each-other better, but when Geordi shows her his hologram version of her Brahms feels almost pornographically 'abused', one prejudiced insult too many for him. Meanwhile Picard, his bridge officers and Dr. Crusher have a very different problem, a strange life form which approaches and dies but is found to have given birth to a baby version inside its corpse, which must be separated to stand a chance of survival. When that succeeds, 'junior' instinctively identifies the Enterprise as its mother and locks on draining... Written by
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The space-borne species seen in this show was represented by a fiberglass model built by Tony Meininger
and a CG model created by Rhythm & Hues. See more
During her chess-type game with La Forge, Guinan makes two moves in a row (La Forge not playing in between). Also, the number, shape and position of chess pieces on the top level keeps changing between shots. See more
Captain, the creatures are accelerating their approach. They are changing color!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more