Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 6

Booby Trap

Aired Unknown Oct 30, 1989 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • Geordi uses the holedeck to create the likeness of Dr. Brahms, the engineer who designed the warp engines, so they can work together to help the ship escape.


    This is a fun Geordi/holodeck episode that nicely advances Geordi's character and avoids the "broken holodeck" cliché (although I guess you can say the ship itself is broken). Susan Gibney is great as Dr. Brahms (she would later be considered for the roles of Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine for Voyager) and works well with LeVar Burton. The story moves along nicely and having Trek's first female director might be why this episode deals with romance better than most other installments. Unfortunately, the danger to the ship is treated as sort of a secondary story, but then it's not the most interesting or special "ship in danger" idea anyway – it's just a way of facilitating the Geordi story.