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Captain Silva La Forge in 2370

Captain Silva La Forge in 2370
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Status: Missing in Action (2370)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Edward M. La Forge
Children: Ariana La Forge
Geordi La Forge
Played by: Madge Sinclair

Silva La Forge was a command division officer in Starfleet, and the mother of one son, Geordi, and one daughter, Ariana.

Her husband, Exobiologist Edward M. La Forge served as a sciences division officer in Starfleet, although he and Silva were often on separated assignments.

At one point, Silva served as a command officer on an outpost near the Romulan Neutral Zone. (TNG: "Imaginary Friend")

By 2369, she held the rank of captain and was the commanding officer of the USS Hera. The vessel went missing in 2370, and Silva and the rest of the vessel's crew were listed as missing in action. Subsequent search missions by starships USS Noble and USS Excelsior reveal no trace of the ship's whereabouts or fate. She was survived by her husband and children. (TNG: "Interface")

Captain La Forge was played by Madge Sinclair, also known for her portrayal of the unnamed Saratoga captain in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It was her last of four roles in which she portrayed LeVar Burton's on-screen mother.
The personnel file for Geordi seen onscreen in "The Next Phase" lists his mother's name as Alvera K. La Forge, but was contradicted by this later name for her established in the script of "Interface."

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