While the Enterprise is in a star-base, Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge gets a very special visitor, brilliant engineering designer Dr. Leah Brahms, whom 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 that could conceivably stand against her theoretically impermeable truth. They take on the challenge to collaborate and learn to know each other better, but when she finds Geordi's hologram version of her, Brahms feels almost pornographically 'abused'. That's one prejudiced insult too many for Geordi. Meanwhile Picard, his bridge officers, and Dr. Crusher have a very different problem, a strange life form which approaches and dies but contains 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 ...
Did You Know?
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
In the opening scene, where Captain Picard and Geordie discuss the arrival of Dr Brahms, it is apparent that Captain Picard was unaware of her previous assistance (as a hologram recreation in the holodeck). Her "virtual" assistance basically saved the Enterprise, in the episode "Booby Trap." This was a dramatic, very significant, encounter which the captain should not have forgotten. See more
Dr. Leah Brahms
Sometimes I feel more comfortable with engine schematics than people.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Well, maybe you just haven't met the right... people.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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