Stardate 47215.5: A new interface is being tested by Geordi to control remote unmanned probes. Utilizing his VISOR implants, Geordi is able to see, hear and experience whatever conditions the probe encounters. His interface with the probe comes in useful while the Enterprise investigates the loss of the starship Raman. But during the mission, Picard receives word that the starship Hera, commanded by Geordi’s mother, has disappeared with all hands, and Starfleet, despite dispatching two more vessels to search, does not expect to find the Hera or any of her crew. Geordi is profoundly affected by the news, and when he encounters an image of his mother on the Raman, he goes against his father’s advice and Picard’s direct orders and tries to use his unique interface with the probe to find out what has happened to her.
written by Joe Menosky
directed by Robert Wiemer
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Ben Vereen (Dr. La Forge), Madge Sinclair (Capt. Silva La Forge), Warren Munson (Admiral Holt)
LogBook entry by Earl Green