David Carson, various
Star Trek / TNG
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Geordi La Forge was a Human male Starfleet officer who originally was the helmsman of the USS Enterprise-D during 2364, with the rank of lieutenant junior grade. He was promoted to lieutenant and later lieutenant commander and became the chief engineer of the Enterprise-D and later USS Enterprise-E, both under Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
“An away-mission regular who is racially black and birth-defect blind – although with prosthetic super-high tech artificial “eyes” which can detect electromagnetic waves from all the way from raw heat to high frequency ultra-violet, making other crewpersons seem hopelessly “blind” by comparison. His closest friend is Data, and the two of them are particularly efficient when working together on away missions. Because of his ‘eyes,’ Geordi can also perform some of the functions of a tricorder.” Star Trek: The Next Generation Writer/Director’s Guide, March 23, 1987