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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This episode was originally intended to be a cost-cutting "bottle show". It wound up being one of the most expensive episodes of the season. See more
Geordi La Forge and Ro Laren are accidentally cloaked and phased, meaning that they become invisible and their molecules pass through other matter (in other words, they are like ghosts). While it is questionable why, in this state, they are still able to touch certain items and don't pass through the floor, they obviously can still breathe and communicate with each other, given that they are in the same phase with each other. After all, there is no reason to assume that there isn't any phased air around them as well, which would make these things possible to them. See more
Ensign Ro Laren
[still phased, to Riker
Now I s'ppose I'll never know what you were gonna say about me.
[shoots him in the head with a phased disruptor
When the Saints Go Marching In
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