Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 16

Galaxy's Child (9 Mar. 1991)

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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 ... See full summary »



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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 KGF Vissers

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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 »


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.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Booby Trap (1989) See more »


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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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A great episode.
23 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ST:TNG:90 - "Galaxy's Child" (Stardate: 44614.6) - this is the 16th episode of the 4th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In another great episode of the 4th season, Geordi LaForge is "reunited" with Dr. Leah Brahams, albeit in real human form this time (in the 3rd season episode "Booby Trap" he worked with her holographic image to get out of an asteroidal trap - he even became "romantically" entwined with this warm and friendly version of Leah). Therefore, it's a shock to him that she turns out to be cold and only caring about "her engines".

Geordi and Leah's conflicts to each other are put to the test when they must find a way to get a new alien lifeform baby off the hull of the Enterprise, where it has been "feeding" off of.

Trivia note: Whoopi Goldberg makes another appearance as Guinan. At the end of the episode, the Enterprise encounters an asteroid field that looks very much like the one in "Booby Trap". And, this episode continues the unlucky streak Geordi has with women.

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