Monday, April 29, 2019

Galaxy's Child

TNG Season 4 Episode 16
Air Date: March 11th, 1991

The second episode with Dr. Leah Brahms, only the first time she was a holographic program representing the real Brahms. This time Brahms is coming on board to inspect the modifications that have been done to the Enterprise's engines. Lt. Cmdr. La Forge is very excited to meet her due to his infatuation with the holodeck representation. It doesn't go well, they almost immediately start fighting and every time La Forge tries to get close to Brahms she pushes him away.

Meanwhile, the Enterprise comes across a new space based life form which thinks the Enterprise is a threat and attacks. The Enterprise has no choice but to defend itself and ends up killing the creature. Captain Picard is visibly shaken by this. But all his not lost, they soon discovered that the creature was pregnant and with a little help from the Enterprise, is born. It thinks the Enterprise is it's mother, and attaches to it and starts draining energy.

La Forge and Brahms are tasked with figuring out how to get the creature off the Enterprise before they run out of power. This is when Brahms discovers the holodeck program. After the biggest fight between the two, they realize the way to get the creature off of the Enterprise is to make the power less appetizing, effectively weaning the baby.

Turns out Dr. Leah Brahms is married.


"We're out here to explore, to make contact with other life forms, to establish peaceful relations but not to interfere, and absolutely not to destroy, and yet look at what we have just done." - Captain Picard

"Captain, I'd like to announce the birth of a large baby, something." - Doctor Crusher

"I'm with you every day, Geordi. Every time you look at this engine, you're looking at me. Every time you touch it, it's me." - Dr. Leah Brahms Hologram

"All right, look. Ever since you came on board, you've been badgering me, and I've taken it. I've shown you courtesy, and respect, and a hell of a lot of patience. Oh, no, no, no, wait a minute! I've tried to understand you, I've tried to get along with you, and in return, you accused, tried and convicted me without even bothering to hear my side of it. So, I'm guilty okay, but not of what you think! Of something much worse. I'm guilty of reaching out to you, of hoping we could connect. I'm guilty of a terrible crime, Doctor. I offered you friendship." - Lt. Cmdr. La Forge

"If the baby is nursing, perhaps what we need is to find a way to sour the milk." - Dr. Leah Brahms

"I really owe you an apology." - Dr. Leah Brahms
"No, you don't. I should have told you straight out." - Lt. Cmdr. La Forge
"Well if you had, then I never would've got a chance to see the look on your face when you walked in on me and me in the holodeck." - Dr. Leah Brahms
"The look on my face? How about the look on your face? I will remember that for a long, long time." - Lt. Cmdr. La Forge

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