Picard Season 3 Teases An Eventful Life For A Beloved Character

Geordi La Forge was, for those unfamiliar, the hard-working chief engineer on the U.S.S. Enterprise. He had a strong mind for machines, but was socially awkward and rarely able to go on dates or engage in romantic relationships. Notably, in the episode “Booby Trap” (October 30, 1989), Geordi had to create a holographic laboratory to solve a technical crisis, and interact with a holographic version of the Enterprise’s builder, Dr. Leah Brahms (Susan Gibney). Geordi ultimately fell in love with the hologram, an awkward situation to be sure. It was made more awkward when Geordi later had to meet the real Leah Brahms in person. It was made awkward-est when the real Brahms found the holographic Brahms.

Despite the awkwardness — and the fact that Brahms was married — the two seemed to eventually wind up together. In “All Good Things…” the ex-engineer talks about Leah and his three children, Sidney, Alandra, and Bret. He’s a novelist now (Picard mentions that his latest protagonist was too flamboyant), and his daughter Sidney is in Starfleet Academy. 

In “Star Trek: Picard,” there isn’t exact mention of Leah Brahms, but Sidney (Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut) has not only graduated from the Academy, but is now working at the conn position on the bridge of the U.S.S. Titan. She mentions that she and her father are not on the best of terms, although he does get along with his other daughter, Alandra. The season’s plot will take the Titan to a nearby museum, where notable artifacts are on display, ready to be visited by historians and curious tourists. Note to Trekkies: Prepare your nostalgia glands for that scene. You’ll recognize a lot of what’s on display. 

The artifacts are also in good hands. Geordi runs the museum.

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