(") At one point in his career as a young officer, La Forge was assigned to pilot Jean-Luc Picard on an inspection tour.
( La Forge's first meeting with Picard is referenced – although not seen directly – in the prequel novel The Buried Age – detailing Picard's activities between the Battle of Maxia and receiving command of the Enterprise-D.
This scene also reveals that Picard was responsible for La Forge being transferred from the Victory to the Hood, noting that La Forge deserved a promotion but there were currently no opportunities for advancement on the Victory where the Hood had more opportunities available.
") While investigating the deaths of the SS Tsiolkovsky crew, La Forge contracted a variant of polywater intoxication, causing him to lose his inhibitions. Beverly Crusher used La Forge to test her vaccines and was able to develop a cure.
Geordi La Forge was a Starfleet officer who originally was the helmsman of the USS Enterprise-D during 2364, with the rank of lieutenant junior grade. The remastered version of the episode narrowed his place of birth to Mogadishu.
He was promoted to lieutenant and later lieutenant commander and became the chief engineer of the Enterprise-D and later USS Enterprise-E, both under Captain Jean-Luc Picard. ") Young Geordi spent time with both his parents as a child, sometimes separately.
( Geordi La Forge was born on February 16, 2335 in Mogadishu, Somalia to parents Captain Silva La Forge and noted exozoologist Commander Edward M. For a time Geordi lived with his father, Edward, while Edward studied invertebrates in the Modean system.
( "Cause and Effect" features La Forge's medical record, establishing his date and place of birth as the African Confederation.
On other occasions Geordi was away from his father, on outposts near the Romulan Neutral Zone with his mother Silva.
(" but cut from the final episode would have revealed that La Forge was scared to death the whole time during his entrance exam, though he considered that good for a person because it kept the Adrenaline going.