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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The space-borne species seen in this show was represented by a fiberglass model built by Tony Meininger
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Geordi takes the warp core off line without informing the bridge. Though it is not stated it is fairly sure that regulations would require the warp core to remain on-line at all times while the ship is operating in deep space except in emergencies. As no emergency is present, it seems he should at the very least obtain permission from the captain to take it off line. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
We're out here to explore. To make contact with other life forms. To establish peaceful relations, but not to interfere. And absolutely not to destroy. And yet look at what we have just done.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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