Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #17 Geordi LaForge
Geordi LaForge was initially the helmsman of the Enterprise-D before receiving a promotion and becoming the Chief of Engineering.
Having been blind since he was a child, LaForge relied on his VISOR to help him see, something the audience would get to experience a few times. He became very close to Data, and would turn into his best friend. For whatever reason, poor LaForge didn’t have much luck in the love department, despite being extremely friendly, quick-witted, and fun to be around. (That should have been part of his subspace dating profile.) Geordi was a great engineer and someone Captain Picard could always rely on.