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
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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.
When the Saints Go Marching In
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