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 Gordi'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 Gordi 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, but dies, however is found to have 'given birth' to a baby version inside its corps, which must be separated to stand a chance of survival and contact with the Federation. When that succeeds, 'junior' instinctively identifies the ... Written by
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Footage of the Alpha Omicron asteroid belt will later be reused for the Pelloris and Devolin asteroid fields. 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
Lt. Commander Data
Sir - is the appellation 'Junior' to be the life form's official name?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
No, it is not!