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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Dr. Brahms was to make a third appearance at some point, but Susan Gibney
became unavailable due to her becoming pregnant. 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
Mr. La Forge, Dr. Brahms, congratulations. You've weaned the baby.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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