Star Trek: The Next Generation

“Booby Trap”

Episode Number54 (3.06)
Production Number154
Original Airdate30-Oct-1989
StoryMichael Manger & Ron Roma
TeleplayRon Roman, Michael Piller and Richard Danus
DirectorGabrielle Beaumont
Geordi La Forge creates a holographic Leah Brahms

The Enterprise becomes trapped by energy draining, radiation emitting devices in an asteroid field. Geordi creates a holodeck image of Dr. Leah Brahms, a senior design engineer of the Galaxy-class Enterprise-D, to find a solution.

Guest Cast

Susan Gibney (Dr. Leah Brahms)
Julie Warner (Ensign Christy Henshaw)
Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan)
Colm Meaney (Lt. Miles O'Brien)
Albert Hall (Galek Dar)

  • Guinan states that she is attracted to bald men. A kind, bald man once took care of her. (see "Time's Arrow, Part I")
  • The real Dr. Brahms comes aboard the Enterprise in the episode "Galaxy's Child".
  • Geordi gets a second shot with Christy Henshaw in "Transfigurations".
  • The script originally had Picard becoming "involved" with Dr. Brahms, however it was changed to Geordi because it made more sense.
  • This was the first Next Generation episode directed by a woman.
  • Julie Warner went on to play Michelle in the movie Tommy Boy.