First Contact: ‘Galaxy’s Child’ Season 4 Episode 16

The Enterprise discovers a new lifeform, some kind of space whale, and everyone gets excited. But when the Enterprise gets too close, it attacks. Forced to fire phasers to protect the ship, the creature is killed. But no one is sad for too long because it turns out that it was pregnant and the Enterprise delivers the space baby. But it soon hooks on to the ship and drains the power. In the other plot, Geordi meets the designer of the Enterprise’s engines – Dr Leah Brahms. Cold, cerebral and lacking in humour, First Contact has now been running for 8 years.

Listen to the previous episode, ‘First Contact’ here.