A transporter malfunction, combined with a Romulan ship under stress and a damaged cloaking device, creates the illusion that Ensign Ro and Geordi are dead, but Geordi doesn't believe it to be so, and he acts accordingly.



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After successfully responding to a Romulan vessel's engine failure distress call, Riker's Enterprise rescue team looses all traces of Geordi and Ensign Ro Laren while they beam back aboard; Data ponders on an appropriate memorial service given their different cultural traditions. The two find they are transported aboard but immaterial, unnoticed by other Enterprise crew. Lo thinks they're dead, Geordi gradually works out, like Data aboard, they must be affected by a Klingon-type cloaking technology aboard the Romulan ship interfering with another damaged system. Lo discovers there's a Romulan beamed up with them, who is ready to protect the secret by killing them... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 May 1992 (USA)  »

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The Romulans were experimenting with a molecular phase inverter to create an interphase cloak. This is similar to what the USS Pegasus illegally attempted to test in "The Pegasus". Geordi ominously foreshadows this in his penultimate sentence: "Well, maybe we should develop our own interphase device." See more »


When Chief Brossmer aborts the transport but Geordi and Ro don't rematerialize in the Romulan ship, Riker calls, "Chief?" before tapping on his communicator badge. See more »


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I've been thinking about the first time I met Geordi La Forge. He was a young officer, assigned to pilot me on an inspection tour. And I made some offhand remark about the... shuttle's engine efficiency not being what it should. And the next morning I found that... he'd stayed up all night refitting the fusion initiators. Well, I knew then that I wanted to have him with me on my next command.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Timescape (1993) See more »


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Very Good but also has a goof that is not explained in the others
5 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this episode, it was very good and it also gets you thinking how crazy this could end up really being if it had happened to you...

The only thing that wasn't mentioned in the goofs that I know I heard because I have DVR and replayed it was when ensign ro was fighting the romulan in the couples room and data trys to enter the room and when the lieutenant opens the door and is surprised to see data he goes Brent... which is actually data's first name outside the show....

This would have to be the only goof that is not mentioned and it was truthfully to me the easiest one to catch and is not hard to miss when the guy says out loud BRENT! and I am surprised they did not try to fix this or correct it...

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