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Where can I find this Star Trek the Next Generation quote from Geordi La Forge and what is its deeper meaning?

Asked by talljasperman (16786 points ) September 8th, 2011

Geordi La Forge said about his blindness that everyone should have a chance at life and the technology to make him see helped save the Enterprise… I think he might have been talking to an off worlder or Borg who said that they would have killed anyone with a birth defect…maybe Hue?

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poisonedantidote's avatar

Season 5 Episode 13 – The Masterpiece Society

“What If the answer to all of this is in a VISOR created for a blind man who never would have existed in your society. No offense intended.”

He is talking about how eugenics, and making a point that all life has value.

mazingerz88's avatar

@poisonedantidote You know better of course but why do I seem to also recall that maybe La Forge delivered a message along this line in one of their movies?

dappled_leaves's avatar

I think you’re thinking of The Enemy, Season 3 Episode 7. I can’t find the exact quote, but Geordi’s visor is used to save the day, following a discussion of how Geordi would not even have been allowed to live on Romulus.

talljasperman's avatar

@dappled_leaves I think that might be it; but I’m not sure… Thank you for searching.

unused_bagels's avatar

It’s like when my pastor asked me, what if everyone followed Christ’s teachings wholeheartedly?
I said, there’d be no need for a military.
Then I thought, there’d be no war. There’d be no nuclear technology as we know it, perhaps no advanced hunting weapons, flight would be underdeveloped, human technology would be completely stunted.
Perhaps.

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